Cost/Fee Comparisons for higher studies

Higher studies in any other country is an expensive investment. Tuition fee for foreign university is a marked burden on parents belonging to middle class families. Due to rapid increasing inflation the fee for higher studies has almost doubled during the last decade. Tuition fees can vary between courses, institutions, and whether the students are resident or international.


The data below compares tuition costs of full time undergraduate programs in America (Canada, United States), Europe (UK, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands), and Australia.

United States

The fee for studies in USA varies from $5000 to $30000 per year. About $9000 for resident students and $20000 for foreign students.


Canadian universities are cheapest among UK, USA, Australia. Average domestic tuition is around $9,000, and international tuition around $25,500.

UK - United Kingdom

In UK, the maximum tuition fee for EU students is about £3,145 a year. Average tuition for domestic students is about £3000, and for international students about £10,000 a year.


In France, there are more than 90 universities with enrollment of about 2 million students. All universities are public; none charges tuition fees; undergraduate enrollment charges are €165. In France, there is no difference in tuition fees between European and Non-European students. Therefore, policies officially search to improve the quality of the foreign students they receive, making a selection based on excellence and discipline of study.


Germany universities now charge 1000 euro enrollment charge per year, regardless whether the students are from EU or non-EU countries.


Australia had free education until 1988. Across the English-speaking world, Australia imposes mid-range fees. Nowadays, most full time degree and post graduate degree cost between AUD 10000 to 20000 per annum.
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