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Old 01-07-2008, 10:22 AM   #1
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Default Cost for studying Local, US, UK, Aust?

Just off the cuff, ball park figures. For 4 years education :

Local = 80K
Australian = 120K
UK = 180K
USA = 250K

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Old 01-11-2008, 01:44 AM   #2
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Are these figs. in Sing dollars ? UK being cheaper than the states ? is it possible when the pound dollar is almost twice the US dollar ?
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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Yes. Good point Koo. These figures are in SGD converted based on older exchange rates. Now the price is cheaper especially now that SGD is 1.43 to USD and 2.9 to 1 Pound. But Aussie dollar has remained strong at 1.28.

USA : USD$ 43K per year. (U Mich as benchmark)
UK : $20K pounds per year. (Oxford as benchmark)
Aust : $40K Aust dollar per year (Sydney as benchmark)

Notice that we are estimating that we live a student life. As frugal as possible in accomodation, lifestyle, food expenses.

So assuming 3 year course for both, we are looking at in SGD,

USA : S$185K
UK : S$174K
Aust : S$153K

So actually now, with USD weakening, america looks like an increasingly good choice. Note that I used specific universities as benchmark, UK would be cheaper if it is not london and not oxbridge which costs more.
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:45 AM   #4
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Ah i see, so is it right for me to assume that the school fees of universities vary differently from each other ?
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:33 AM   #5
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I find the information provided very useful in helping me consider the cost factor before venturing into the US for a undergrad education. Thank you very much

However, I would like to ask if the benchmark of using U Mich would be fair since its a public university and would the costs of ivy league universities like U Penn, Harvard and Yale be very different? How about other colleges like Cornell, Brown and Stanford as they're private too? What would their costs range be like? At the same time, is it possible to complete the four year course in three years to cut costs and save on school fees? How are the odds like and what are the prospects of completing in three years?

I was also wondering if the administrator could expound on need-blind admissions for international students and would need-blind undermine the chances of entering the university?

Sorry for having so many doubts and I hope you can provide some clarification here Thanks

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Old 01-23-2008, 01:17 PM   #6
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Hey ryan,

Michigan may be a state school, but their fees are comparable if not higher than many private schools. Check out this neat calculator from CNN to estimate costs: http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/colle...llegecost.html

Note: you need to look at out-of-state fees which will be similar to international student fees. Room and board would be dorm room with a meal plan. You may be able to save a little if you stay out and rent with friends. And you should add a little for misc, travel, entertainment, shopping etc.

AUSTIN : You may want to check out U of Texas Austin, very good programs for engineering and business and their tuition cost is low. The school is heavily subsidised by the oil-rich state!

Good luck!

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Old 01-23-2008, 10:55 PM   #7
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Hey Michelle,

Thanks a million for providing the url and more details.... I think it has helped clarify some doubts I had over the costs of education. Will come back to you if I still have over queries!!!

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Old 03-22-2008, 12:19 PM   #8
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how hard is it to get financial aid from non need-blind US schools?
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:24 AM   #9
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missing estimate from Canada and New Zealand

Canada: CND$17K + CND$15K = CND$32K ~ SGD$43K (Mcgill Uni)
New Zealand: NZ$29K + NZ$17K = NZ$46K ~ SGD$46K (Auckland Uni - Engineering)
NZ$23K + NZ$17K = NZ$40K (Auckland Uni - Biz/Sci etc)

adding on to what Michelle has stated, not all Uni charge U for every credit U take. some Uni do not charge you the extra 3-6 credits U will be doing once U are a full time student (15 credits requirement), some savings there for taking more classes.
few Uni does charge U at in-state for studying during summer.
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:51 AM   #10
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Its about to get cheaper for those heading to Oz and NZ!

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