Australian University Fee & Scholarships

In fact, Aussie universities rank 3rd for the highest number of international students. Many International Students students study in Australia for its unparalleled quality of education, high standard of living, post-study work opportunities, promising career prospects and other factors.

How Much Will it Cost to study in Australia

RAQ E-Education London not only helps choose the right course and university but also guides you on how to manage your living expenses. Before you depart from Bangladesh, ensure that you consider expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel along with your tuition fee when calculating the estimated cost of studying in Australia. This will help you plan your budget more effectively.

S.no Study Program/Degree Average Fees in $AUD*
1. School $7,800 to $30,000 annually
2. English language studies $300/week (varies as per course length)
3. Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) $4000 – $22,000 annually
4. Undergraduate Bachelor Degree $15,000 – $33,000 annually
5. Postgraduate Master’s Degree $20,000 – $37,000 annually
6. Doctoral Degree $14,000 – $37,000 annually

*Please note all fee figures are indicative

Looking for scholarships in Australia for International Students students? We’ve got the list

Australian universities and colleges provide a wide range of scholarships to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies. Apart from this, many scholarships, grants and bursaries are also offered by the Australian government, public and private establishments. Before you apply to any of these scholarships, do check the eligibility and criteria, along with the closing date.

What is the criteria for applying to scholarships for International Students students?

The primary criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage.

What amount of money is available through scholarships?

Most scholarships to study in Australia cover tuition fee although some may also cover living or travelling expenses. Research programs at times offer up to 100% scholarship to students including tuition fee and living expenses. Do note that the amount of money available and type of award varies as per your institution. Getting a scholarship is competitive and so, it is important that you apply well ahead of time. We recommend you to start with the procedure about 8-12 months before the preferred intake begins.

Here’s an overview of some of the common scholarships programs available for international  students in Australia:

S.No. Name of the scholarships Description
1 Australian Government Research and Training Program (AGRTP)
  • Funded by the Australian Government, it covers a student’s tuition fee and health insurance for up to three years
  • Supports a student’s (local and international) Research Doctorate and Research Master’s degree
  • Value is $28,092 per annum made fortnightly
  • Deadline:
  1. Round 1: 31st August 2020
  2. Round 2: 15th April 2021

(Sources: *https://www.education.gov.au/research-training-program *https://www.anu.edu.au/study/scholarships/find-a-scholarship/australian-government-research-training-program-agrtp-stipend)

2 Australia Awards
  • Funded by the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT)
  • Aims to provide students from developing regions an opportunity to pursue their UG/PG program at participating universities in Australia and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions
  • Includes full tuition fees, airfare, living expenses, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other allied expenses for two years
  • Scholars must return to Bangladesh upon completion of their studies

(Source:https://www.dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Pages/bangladesh-information-for-intake)

3 Endeavour Leadership Program
  • This scholarship aims to encourage international students to study in regional Australia to regionally develop tertiary education providers in Australia and provide a learning experience to its students
  • The value of the funding is $15,000 for each scholarship, yearly, and $1,500 in promotional and administration assistance for each scholarship annually
  • Funding is available for each year depending on your qualification as you remain eligible, for up to the duration of four years
4 John Allwright Fellowship (JAF)
  • Provides scientists from partner countries engaged in the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) research projects with the opportunity to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions
  • It provides PhD and master’s scholarships on an annual basis to agricultural researchers and administered through the Australia Awards system

Wondering how to manage your expenses in Australia? Here’s our list of estimates to help!

Studying abroad can be an expensive affair but planning your budget smartly can help you get a hold on your finances effectively. Before you depart from Bangladesh, ensure that you consider expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel along with your tuition fee when calculating the estimated cost of studying in Australia. This will help you plan your budget more effectively.

1. Tuition fee is your prime expenditure

Your expenditure on tuition fee depends on the type of qualification and the university or school you opt for. For instance, veterinary and medical degrees cost substantially more than other degrees. The average tuition fees at one of Australia’s tertiary institutions ranges between AUD 20,000 and AUD 30,000 a year.

S.no Study Program Average fees in AUD*
1. School $7,800 to $30,000 annually
2. English language studies $350-450 weekly (varies as per course length)
3. Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) $4000 – $22,000 annually
4.

 

Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree $15,000 – $35,000 annually
5. Postgraduate Master’s Degree $20,000 – $42,000 annually
6. Doctoral Degree $20,000 – $42,000 annually (attractive scholarships up to 100% available with living grants on meeting the university requirements)

*Please note all figures are indicative

Most commonly, courses in humanities, arts and education are a little cheaper, while subjects such as medicine and engineering are likely to be more expensive. If you wish to study at a postgraduate level, the tuition fee is typically higher, and the costs vary depending on the program. If you want to bring down your educational expenses, it is best to apply to various scholarships available for Bangladeshi students.

2. Where will you live? Calculate accommodation costs

Most universities in Australia offer on-campus residence facilities to international students. You can also opt for off-campus accommodation wherein you can share apartments with other students from Bangladesh or stay with a local Australian family. The rent is usually paid every two weeks in advance. Remember, the rentals vary from city to city.

Accommodation type Expenses (indicative)
Hostels and Guesthouses $90 to $150 per week
Shared Rental $95 to $215 per week
On-campus $110 to $280 per week
Homestay $235 to $325 per week
Rental $185 to $440 per week
Boarding schools $11,000 to $22,000 a year

Source: https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs

3. Cost of your student visa

To study in Australia, the first step is to secure a valid student visa that comes with its own costs (approx. AUD 606).

4. Living expenses

You need to keep a little money aside for your grocery shopping, social activities, and emergencies. When living in a foreign country as a student, it is better to keep track of your expenditures so that you do not overspend. According to the Australian Government, general living expenses amount to $21,041 per year. An international student spends between $20,000 and $27,000 per year (given your living arrangements and personal choices).

You should also consider these common expenses when creating your budget:

Living expenses Weekly budget (indicative)
Groceries and eating out $140 to $280 per week
Gas, electricity $10 to $20 per week
Phone and Internet $15 to $30 per week
Public transport $30 to $60 per week
Car (after purchase) $150 to $260 per week
Entertainment $80 to $150 per week

Source: https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs

5. Keep safe. Consider health support and insurance

It is mandatory for all students scheduled to travel to Australia from Bangladesh to get medically insured before the commencement of their program. The average cost for medical insurance ranges around AUD 500 a year (indicative). Extensive health and support services are readily available for all International students in Australia.

6. Transportation. Know how much it will cost to move around

Unless your institution provides a shuttle service to-and-fro from your lodging, you’ll have to rely on the available public transport.

For short distances You can make use of regional trains, buses, and trams. A short ride on a bus or train can cost you around AUD 3. You can get a weekly pass upwards of AUD 20 or a monthly pass for AUD 80. Student discounts are easily available in all states and territories apart from Victoria.
For long distances For travelling between different cities, you can avail any of the following options:

  • Long-distance bus
  • Rail
  • Air

7. Don’t ignore your taxes

International students in Australia cannot work without acquiring their Tax File Number (TFN). With this, you are allowed to work 20 hours per week during academic sessions and full-time during vacations. If you choose to work along with your studies, your earned income will be taxable.

Remember, the exchange rate variations may also affect your budgeting. We suggest you also look for a part-time job while you are studying in Australia or seek scholarships in the universities you apply to. This can help lower your cost of studying abroad to a great extent.

Want to work while you’re in Australia? Here’s how.

Working part-time while can be a great way to help with the cost of living in Australia and also gain work experience in your field of study. You might like to consider:

  • Paid work: opportunities include working in cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels, farming or fruit picking, or sales and administration roles
  • Tutoring: if you have existing qualifications or professional work experience, you might be able to get casual or part-time work in your field
  • Internships: paid or unpaid internships can be a great way to get exposure to professional, financial and creative industries
  • Volunteering: there are many charities and non-government organisations (NGOs) in Australia and they always need volunteers to help out. It can be a great way to meet friends, get some hands on work experience and give back to the community

 

Most student visas let you work for up to 40 hours every two weeks during your course, and as many hours as you like during course breaks. You should double-check your visa before starting any paid work.

Remember: You will need to get a Tax File Number (TFN) to work in Australia. You can visit the Australian Taxation Office website to find out more information on getting a TFN, as well as what tax you may need to pay.

Your rights at work

Everyone working in Australia, including international students, has basic rights at work.

These rights ensure you:

  • Are paid a minimum wage
  • Can challenge if you are unfairly dismissed from a job
  • Receive appropriate breaks and rest periods
  • Enjoy a healthy and safe work environment

To find out more about work rights visit the Australian Government’s Fair Work website. To find out more about work health and safety, visit the Safe Work Australia website.

Working while you study

To find work, you can:

  • Look for job ads in newspapers and online job sites such as SEEK.
  • Check if your institution has any job notice-boards on campus or online
  • Register your interest with a recruitment firm

Working after you graduate

If you want to stay and work in Australia after you finish your study, you’ll need to get a new visa first.

If you have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree, you may be eligible for the Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa.

In some cases, your new employer may be able to sponsor you for a new visa. You should speak with someone from your work’s Human Resources or Recruitment team to find out if this possible.

If you don’t have an employer to sponsor you, and want to stay in Australia longer-term to develop your professional career, you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect.

A friendly advice – Don’t jump at the first opportunity, research well before you accept any job offer after graduation. It’s always helpful to talk to fellow students who already have jobs and find out what their experiences were like. You can also seek advice from your seniors and faculty as to the best course of action. Investigate into the kind of jobs you can get, wages you can expect and number of hours you are expected to work, and most importantly, where to look for these jobs.

Canadian University Fee & Scholarships

As compared to other English speaking destination locations, Canada is one of the most affordable places to study. Considering the budget, you’ll find something just right for you in a diverse range of education options.

S.no. Study program Average annual fee (in CAD*)
1 Undergraduate program CAD $13,000 to $20,000 per year
2 Postgraduate master’s degree CAD $17,000 to $25,000 per year
3 Doctoral degree CAD $7,000 to $15,000 per year
4 MBA CAD $30,000 to $40,000 per year

*Please note all fee figures are indicative

Looking for scholarships in Canada for International Students? We’ve got the list

Canadian universities and colleges provide a wide range of scholarships to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies. Apart from this, many scholarships, grants and bursaries are also offered by the Canadian government, public and private establishments. Before you apply to any of these scholarships, do check the eligibility and criteria, along with the closing date.

What are the criteria for applying for scholarships?

The primary criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen institution, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage.

What amount of money is available through scholarships?

The amount of money available and the type of award varies between various institutions. Getting a scholarship is competitive and so, it is important that you apply well ahead of time. We recommend you start with the procedure about 8-12 months before the preferred intake begins.

Here’s an overview of some of the popular scholarships you can apply to as an International Students student:

S. No.

Name of the scholarship

Description

1

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
  • Offers various fellowships at different levels from graduate to post-doctorate and from research to training fellowships
  • Shastri Research Student Fellowship: For students enrolled in Bachelors, Masters, M.Phil degree programmes in recognised Bangladeshi universities or institutions to undertake research in their interested areas/ fields in a Canadian university
  • Eligible students can also pursue an e-course (module/part of a course), or do an e-internship at Canadian universities, which falls under SICI network
  • The value of this fellowship is CAD 500-1,000 (expenses that are not provided by the applicant’s home institution, and related to subscription of online meeting software, internet connection, telephone bills, affiliation fee or registration fee to access library or lab facility will be considered, if any)
  • The duration is up to 8-12 weeks for students

(Source: https://www.shastriinstitute.org/SRSF-Student-2020-21)

2

Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
  • This scheme identifies students with high intellect from Commonwealth countries applying to programs of advanced study and research at the Master and PhD level
  • The award comprises travel, living allowance and the compulsory tuition fees
  • It includes Graduate Students Exchanges (GSEP), which provide $10,000 for transportation, living and other expenses in Canada for 5-6 months

(Source: https://www.collegesearch.in/study-in-canada)

3

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program
  • For graduate students in a wide variety of disciplines
  • As a pre-requisite to applying, students must accept an offer from a university in Ontario and obtain a valid study permit
  • The scholarship amount is $5,000 per session. So, you may receive $10,000 (two consecutive sessions); $15,000 (three consecutive sessions). In all, the unit will limit itself to one-third of the cost of the total award to be received by you
  • Each award is tenable for one year (two to three academic sessions). The value and duration are determined by the awarding graduate unit and detailed of which will be mentioned in your offer letter
  • Deadlines are set by the current or proposed graduate unit

(Source:https://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/awards/ontario-graduate-scholarship/#section_1)

4 National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)
  • Research associateship is offered to master’s degree holders in engineering and PhD holders in natural science or engineering disciplines

5

Quebec Provincial Government Scholarship
  • For students studying in Quebec
  • Financial assistance to students at master’s level or above
  • Each application is assessed on its merit
  • Value and duration are determined as per the level of study:
  • Doctoral program: $25,000 a year and duration is up to 3 years with a possible extension to it of 12 months
  • Postdoctoral scholarships: $35,000 for one year and can’t be renewed
  • Short-term research or professional development scholarship: $3,000 each month for 4 months

(Source:http://www.education.gouv.qc.ca/en/references/studying-in-quebec/merit-scholarships/)

6

Ontario Trillium Scholarship
  • First announced in November 2010 for doctoral students from around the world to study in Ontario
  • Each scholarship is worth $40,000 annually, renewable for a maximum of four years
  • 75 scholarships are awarded each year
  • Ontario universities are responsible for selecting and awarding the scholarship to international PhD students based on merit and program criteria

(Source: https://grad.uwo.ca/finances/external_funding/ots.html)

7

Partnership Grants by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • For PhD candidates
  • Supports new or existing research initiatives in social sciences and humanities
  • Worth up to CAD 20,000
  • Duration: 4 to 7 years

(Source:https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_grants_stage1-subventions_partenariat_etape1-eng.aspx)

8

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Offered by the Canadian government to international students to pursue postgraduate program within the natural science, social sciences or healthcare research
  • This Postdoctoral Fellowship is worth $70,000 per year (taxable) for two years
  • Deadline for this scholarship is 1st October 2020

(Source:https://www.educanada.ca/scholarships-bourses/news-nouvelles/2020/2020-06-01.aspx?lang=eng)

9

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • This scholarship is awarded by Government of Canada to meritorious students who aspire to pursue a doctoral degree at a Canadian institution
  • Duration is for 3 years (non-renewable) and amount is 50,000 CAD per year
  • Deadline is November 3, 2020

(Source:https://www.educanada.ca/scholarships-bourses/news-nouvelles/2020/2020-06-24.aspx?lang=eng)

*This is an indicative list, please speak with your counsellor for details and best available options suited to your profile

Some non-government scholarships are also available for you to study in Canada:

S. No.

Name of the scholarship

Description

1

Anne Vallee Ecological Fund
  • These scholarships are designated for international students to support them undertake animal research at master or doctoral program in Québec or British Columbia University
  • This fund offers two $1,500 scholarship

(Source: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/anne-vallee-ecological-fund)

2

Trudeau Scholarships and Fellowships
  • These are offered to international students at doctorate level for some specific Canadian institutions
  • The amount is $40,000 each year for three years; and $20,000 each year for three years, as research and travel allowance

(Source: https://www.mcgill.ca/gps/funding/students/trudeau)

*This is an indicative list, please speak with your counsellor for details and best available options suited to your profile

Ease your financial expenses with our budget guide.

Studying abroad can be an expensive affair, but thankfully, Canada is one country where quality education is available at tuition rates lower than many other countries.

But before you depart from your country, ensure that you consider expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel along with your tuition fee when calculating the estimated cost of studying in Canada. This will help you plan your budget more effectively.

1. Tuition fee is your prime expenditure

Your expenditure on tuition fee depends on the type of qualification and institution you opt for. To cover this, you will need approximately between CAD 13,000 and CAD 35,000 a year.

Most commonly, courses in humanities, education and arts are a little cheaper, while subjects such as medicine and engineering are likely to be more expensive. If you wish to study at a postgraduate level, the tuition fee is typically higher and the costs vary depending on the program. As with most other countries, MBA programs are often the most expensive. The average cost for these programs ranges between CAD 30,000-42,000.

S.no. Study program Average annual fee
1 Undergraduate program $13,000 to $20,000 per year
2 Postgraduate master’s degree $17,000 to $25,000 per year
3 Doctoral degree $7,000 to $15,000 per year
4 MBA $30,000 to $40,000 per year

*Please note all fee figures are indicative

2. Calculate accommodation costs

Most universities in Canada offer on-campus residence facilities to international students. You can also opt for off-campus accommodation wherein you can share apartments with other students from Bangladesh. Cost for on-campus accommodation may range anywhere from CAD 8,000 to CAD 10,000 (annually) whereas living in a shared apartment can cost you around CAD 400 to CAD 700 per month depending upon your location and time of the year. Remember, the rentals vary from city to city.

An additional option is a homestay where you stay with a host family in Canada. In this, you will have to pay a placement fee of CAD 200 and a monthly fee of CAD 750 – 950 in return for meals and a room. However, you’ll be able to participate in local activities with the host and learn about the culture closely.

3. Cost of your student visa and permit

To study in Canada, the first step is to secure a valid study permit and that comes with its own costs (approx. CAD 150).

4. Living expenses

You need to keep a little money aside for your grocery shopping, social activities and emergencies. When living in a foreign country as a student, it is better to keep track of your expenditures so that you do not overspend. Considering various expenses and living costs, a single student budget in Canada comes out to be approx. CAD 15,000 (indicative). You should also consider these common expenses when creating your budget:

  • Communication expenses: As a student from an International country, you’d be frequently calling your friends and family back home. Therefore, always keep a section of your budget for phone bills and data expenses. Look for cost-effective calling plans and student discounts to stay connected with your loved ones within your monthly budget. You can find a phone plan that suits your needs, however, the average cost is approx. CAD 20 per month.
  • Books and supplies: Purchasing textbooks can get a little expensive. For instance, books for engineering courses can cost you approx. CAD 250 to CAD 350. For courses like law, medicine and pharmacy, the value can go even higher. You can manage this in your budget by opting for second-hand books, buying digital versions or even securing a library membership.
  • Personal expenses and incidentals: Your daily expenses will include laundry, toiletries, clothing, dining out, etc. This depends entirely on the kind of lifestyle you choose for yourself.

5. Consider health support and insurance

It is mandatory for all students travelling to Canada to get medical insurance before the commencement of their program. In Canada, international student health insurance is priced between $600 and $900 per year (indicative). In British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, Newfoundland, Manitoba, Labrador or Saskatchewan, you will be insured under the respective provincial health plans as per the length of your stay.

6. Transportation. Know how much it will cost to move around

Unless your institution provides with a shuttle service to-and-fro from your lodging, you’ll have to rely on the available public transport.

For short distances Make use of regional trains, buses, and subways. Metropolitan cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal offer buses and subways. Smaller cities may or may not have subways, but you can always avail buses, commuter trains or local taxi service. Commuting cost can range anywhere between CAD 80 and CAD 110 for a month (indicative). It is a good idea to get monthly passes for commuting to college as they come in fairly cheap
Park and Ride service If you live far from the bus stop, some cities give you the option to drive down to a special parking area where you can park your car and then take a train or bus. You can also rent a car by getting an international driver’s license. Your commute expense will vary accordingly.
For long distances For travelling between different cities, you can avail long-distance buses, railways, and flights.

7. Don’t ignore your taxes

International students studying in Canada having a Social Insurance Number (SIN) are allowed to work 20 hours per week during academic sessions and full-time during vacations. If you choose to work along with your studies, your Canadian earned income will be taxable. Along with this, if you have a scholarship or assistantship from your institution, the federal and state governments may tax these wards.

Remember, the exchange rate variations may also affect your budgeting. We suggest you also look for a part-time job while you are studying in Canada or seek scholarship in the universities you apply to. This can help lower your cost of studying abroad to a great extent.

Want to work while you’re in Canada? Here’s how.

Canada, over the past few years, has seen an abundance of international students from around the world and has provided various work opportunities to both, students and working professionals. In fact, many people who arrived as students chose to settle down permanently in Canada.

Working as a student

Working part-time while can be a great way to help with the cost of living in Canada and also gain work experience in your field of study.

As an international student in Canada, you can work along with your studies, provided you:

  • have a verified study permit and are a full-time student
  • are studying for either a degree, diploma or certificate course
  • have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Then you can:

  • Work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and
  • Work full-time during scheduled breaks, such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break

For students, employment can be on-campus and off-campus.

On-campus means being a working resource on your college/university campus itself. You can work on-campus without a work permit if you have a valid study permit, or are a full-time student at:

  • A public post-secondary institution, such as a college or university, or a collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) in Quebec
  • A private post-secondary institution that operates under the same rules and regulations as a public institution, and receives at least 50 per cent of its financing for its overall operations from government grants (currently only private college-level educational institutions in Quebec qualify)
  • A Canadian private institution authorised by provincial statute to confer degrees

Some options for working on-campus are:

  • Research Assistant or Teaching staff (depends on research grants)
  • In student organisations to uplift segments like sports, entertainment, etc.
  • In Library or a Hospital
  • Be self-employed or start a private business, including taking up a contract to provide on-campus services

Off-campus implies an area outside of your campus premises. For this you can consider:

  • Paid work: opportunities include working in cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels, farming or fruit picking, or sales and administration roles
  • Tutoring: if you have existing qualifications or professional work experience, you might be able to get casual or part-time work in your field
  • Internships: paid or unpaid internships can be a great way to get exposure to professional, financial and creative industries
  • Volunteering: there are many charities and non-government organisations (NGOs) in Canada and they always need volunteers to help out. It can be a great way to meet friends, get some hands on work experience and give back to the community

Your social insurance number

You will need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) from Service Canada in order to work in Canada or receive benefits and services from government programs.

To apply for a SIN for on-campus work, you must have one of the following conditions or remarks printed on your study permit:

  • May accept employment on the campus of the institution at which registered in full-time studies
  • May accept employment on or off campus if meeting eligibility criteria as per R186 (f), (v) or (w). Must cease working if no longer meeting these criteria.

If your study permit does not have one of these conditions or remarks, you will need to submit a free request for an amendment to your study permit before you can apply for a SIN.

Working after you graduate

A work permit is necessary for working in Canada after completing your studies. One of the most widely accepted is Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PWPP) and comes in handy if you apply to become a permanent resident of Canada later.

PWPP work permits are valid for the same length of time of your initial study program (up to a maximum of three years) and let you work in any occupation, as well as change employers at any time.

To be eligible for PWPP, you must have graduated from a Designated Learning Institute (DLI). Since not all programs from DLIs fulfil the eligibility criterion, ensure you check it beforehand. You must apply for the PWPP within 90 days of receiving written confirmation that you’ve completed your academic program.

New Zealand University Fee & Scholarships

Cost of Studying in New Zealand

While studying in New Zealand is comparatively affordable, there are various expenses you need to consider before you move to the country.

S.no. Study program Average annual fee
1 Undergraduate program $20,500 – $25,000 annually
2 Master’s degree $19,000 – $29,000 annually
3 Doctoral degree $6,500 – $9,000 annually
4 MBA $31,000 – $50, 000 annually

*Please note all fee figures are indicative

Looking for scholarships in New Zealand for International Students? We’ve got the list

Studying in New Zealand can become quite an expensive affair, but if you plan well in advance, you can apply to a range of scholarships offered by the Kiwi universities and colleges. Open to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies, these can be partial or fully paid, depending on the criteria, course and the institution.

Many scholarships and bursaries are also offered by the New Zealand  government, and various private and public establishments as well. When applying to any of these scholarships, make sure you check the criteria carefully, along with the application closing date.

What is the criteria for applying to scholarships?

The most important criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage. Keep in mind that every scholarship has its own eligibility criteria. While in some, a mere application may suffice, while for others you may have to fulfil several other conditions. For instance, in research centric programs, you may have to submit written assignments. Do not hesitate to contact the university admission centre if you have any doubts.

What amount of money is available through scholarships?

The amount of money available and the type of award varies between institutions. Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures. You may experience higher competition when you apply for government scholarships in comparison to the university scholarships. So, we suggest you to start with the procedure about 8-12 months before your preferred intake begins.

Here’s an overview of some of the popular scholarships you can apply to as an Bangladeshi student:

Name of the University Total no. of scholarships
AUT University 4 Postgraduate
University of Auckland 4 Postgraduate
Lincoln University 2 Postgraduate
1 Undergraduate
Massey University 4 Postgraduate
University of Otago 4 Postgraduate
1 Undergraduate
University of Waikato 4 Postgraduate
Victoria University of Wellington 6 Postgraduate
1 Undergraduate

Key Information

No of PG Scholarships: 28Value: NZ$5,000 each
No of UG Scholarships: 3Value: NZ$10,000 eachLast date to apply for Scholarship
Monday, 25th NovemberEligibility

  • International Students citizen
  • Unconditional offer of place for an eligible programme
  • Must meet Immigration New Zealand’s requirements for a student visa

Want to work while you’re in New Zealand? Here’s how.

New Zealand is a top-ranking education destination that attracts students from all over the world. With globally-recognised universities and colleges, it offers a progressive and responsive education system to students. Unlike many countries in the West, New Zealand’s government encourages international students to find a job and settle in the country.

Working while you study

Working part-time can be a great way to help cover your living expenses in New Zealand, but also help you to gain work experience in your field of study.

Most student visas let you work for up to 20 hours per week during your course. To work while you’re studying, you must meet certain requirements such as:

  • Your course is for at least two years
  • Your study leads to a New Zealand qualification that gains points under the Skilled Migrant Category
  • You are taking an English language course that meets conditions approved by Immigration New Zealand

 

In some cases, students may be able to work for more than 20 hours a week if this work forms part of their qualification.

You can also work as much as you like during your scheduled course breaks. If your program runs for one academic year and is worth 120 credits or more, you may be eligible to work full-time during the course breaks.

If your program runs for one academic year but is worth less than 120 credits, you may be eligible to work full-time during the Christmas and New Year holiday break.

You should double check your visa before staring any paid work.

In New Zealand, there are strict guidelines regarding basic wage corresponding to work hours before taxation. Nonetheless, wages will be taxed. Remember, if you want to work in New Zealand, you must have an Inland Revenue Department (IRD) tax number. To apply for one or for more information, visit the Inland Revenue website.

While studying in New Zealand, you can easily find work in some of the popular part-time job domains, as under:

  • Data-entry work
  • Translation assignments
  • Attendant in supermarkets
  • Attendant in Small Restaurants
  • On-Campus opportunities to work in the campus library, laboratory, etc.

Your rights at work

Everyone who works in New Zealand, including international students, has basic rights and entitlements at work.
Your employer is required by law to:

  • Provide you with a written employment agreement
  • Pay you at least the minimum wage
  • Provide you with paid annual holidays
  • Provide you with paid rest breaks and unpaid meal breaks
  • Give you public holidays off or if you’re working on these days, compensate you for working
  • Not deduct money from your wage unless the agreement is in writing
  • Provide a safe workplace
  • Not discriminate against you
  • Act in good faith

Working after you graduate

In New Zealand, there are two kinds of post-study visas available for international students.

  • The Open Visa- available to every student to find a job within 12 months after completion of their academic program
  • The Employer-Assisted Visa- lets you work in a specific, relevant job, for two more years

If you wish to stay and work in New Zealand permanently and you meet the relevant criteria, you can apply for a Skill Migrant Visa. To find out more information, visit the Immigration New Zealand website.

USA University Fee & Scholarships

Cost of Studying in the USA for International Students

Your expenditure on tuition fee depends on the type of qualification and university or school you opt for. Most people consider studying in the US pricey, however, effective budgeting can help you better manage your expenses. Keep in mind – it’s not just the tuition fee alone you should be calculating to get your estimations.

S.no. Study Program Average Fee (in $*)
1 English language studies $700 to $2000 a month
2 Community colleges Courses $6000 to $20,000 per year
3 Undergraduate bachelor degree $20,000 to $40,000 per year
4 Graduate programs $20,000 to $45,000 per year
5 Doctoral degree $28,000 to $55,000 per year

*Please note all fee figures are indicative

Looking for scholarships in the US for International Students? We’ve got the list

American universities and colleges provide a wide range of scholarships to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies. Apart from this, many scholarships, grants and bursaries are also offered by the American government, public and private establishments. Before you apply to any of these scholarships, do check the eligibility and criteria, along with the closing date.

What are the criteria for applying for scholarships?

The most important criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage. Keep in mind that every scholarship has its own eligibility criteria. While in some, a mere application may suffice, while for others you may have to fulfil several other conditions. For instance, in research-centric programs, you may have to submit written assignments. Do not hesitate to contact the university admission centre if you have any doubts.

What amount of money is available through scholarships?

The amount of money available and the type of award varies between institutions. Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures. You may experience higher competition when you apply for government scholarships in comparison to the university scholarships. So, we suggest you to start with the procedure about 8-12 months before your preferred intake begins.

Here’s an overview of some of the popular government-funded scholarships you can apply to as a Bangladeshi student.

S.No. Name of the scholarship Description
1 Foreign Fulbright Student Program Applicable for international students who are applying to master’s or PhD programs; this scholarship covers tuition fee, health insurance, textbooks, airfare, and living costs.
2 Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation Awarded to Bangladeshi students applying to master’s programs in the US with strong academic scores in the fields of social science, pure science, applied sciences, law, architecture, humanities, and management.
3 Humphrey Fellowship Program This fellowship is granted to experienced professionals with a potential for leadership and dedication towards public service. Granted for a year, this program covers all expenses. You don’t get to choose a university for yourself; instead, you are assigned the most appropriate host institution as per your skills and interests.
4 Microsoft Scholarships Applicable to students applying to undergraduate programs of 4-year duration in computer science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines who show outstanding academic excellence, leadership skills and a demonstrated passion towards technology.
5 Inlaks Scholarships Available to Bangladeshi citizens under the age of 30 enrolling for graduate courses in various fields and is awarded by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation.
6 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship Grants students studying/involved in areas like economic and community development, peace and conflict prevention, disease prevention and treatment.

All universities and colleges also have their own set of scholarships which can be subject or destination specific. Do check if there are scholarships specifically available for Bangladesh natives.

Keep in mind

Every scholarship has its own eligibility criteria. In case of some, just an application will help you get hold of the scholarship. For research centric programs, you may have to submit written assignments. So, research well and do not hesitate to contact the university admission centre if you have any doubts.

  • Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures.
  • You may experience higher competition when you apply for government scholarships in comparison to the university scholarships. So, it’s always better to apply in advance to receive a timely response.

Wondering how to manage your expenses in the US? Here’s our list of estimates to help!

Studying abroad can be an expensive affair for students studying in the US. However, an efficient budget plan can help you manage your living expenses more effectively. Before you depart from Bangladesh, ensure that you consider expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel along with your tuition fee when calculating the estimated cost of studying in the US.

1. Tuition fee is your prime expenditure

Universities in the US are majorly divided into two categories – Public/State and Private. The education cost at a public/state university is comparatively lesser than that of a private institution. Your expenditure on tuition fee depends on the type of qualification and university or school you opt for. To cover tuition fees, you will need approx. $8,000 to $55,000 (USD) a year (indicative).

Most commonly, humanities, arts and education courses are cheaper, while subjects such as medicine and engineering are likely to be more expensive. If you wish to study at postgraduate level, the tuition fees are typically higher and the costs vary depending on the program. As with most other countries, MBA programs are often the most expensive. The average cost for these programs is approx. $35,000 yearly (indicative).

School Tuition fees in USD (indicative)
English language studies $700 to $2,000 a month
Community colleges $6,000 to $20,000 per year
Undergraduate
bachelor degree
$20,000 to $40,000 per year
Graduate programs $20,000 to $45,000 per year
Doctoral degree $28,000 to $55,000 per year

Please note: An MBA degree can cost significantly more, as can professional programs such as law, medicine, dentistry, some design programs, etc. Most doctoral degrees are 100% funded through research/teaching assistantships, research aid and bursaries

If you want to bring down your educational expenses, it is best to apply to various scholarships available for Bangladesh students.

2. Where will you live? Calculate accommodation costs

Most universities in the US offer on-campus residence to international students. Living as a resident on-campus is a very affordable option, however, you need to apply for it separately, and well ahead in time to secure a slot for yourself.

You can also opt for off-campus accommodation wherein you can share apartments with other students from Bangladesh or live in a homestay with a local family. In such cases, you should be open to adjusting to a different lifestyle than Bangladesh. Remember, the rentals vary from city to city.

If you opt to rent an apartment, you will have to additionally pay for utility bills like electricity, internet, water usage and also tenant’s insurance (in some areas of housing). In most cases, universities help the students in finding accommodation, both on-campus as well as off-campus. The accommodation cost in the US varies by region and lies somewhere between $6,000 and $14,000 per year.

3. Cost of your student visa

To study in the US, the first step is to secure a valid student visa and that comes with its own costs (approx. US$ 160 as an application fee).

4. Living expenses

You need to keep a little money aside for your grocery shopping, social activities and emergencies. When living in a foreign country as a student, it is better to keep track of your expenditures so that you do not overspend. Considering various expenses and living costs, a single student budget in the US comes between US$ 10,000 and US$ 25,000 per academic year (indicative) depending on the city they choose to live. You should also consider these common expenses when creating your budget:

Expenses Average yearly cost*
Books and Stationery $500- $1000
Travelling $500- $1200
Food $2500
Clothes and footwear $500
Miscellaneous expenses $2000

Note: All costs indicative and vary from region to region

5. Keep safe. Consider health support and insurance

It is mandatory for all students travelling to the US from Bangladesh to get medical insurance before the commencement of their program. Several American universities and colleges have initiated comprehensive health insurance plans for international students, but that is applicable as long your program is ongoing and ceases upon completion.

Certain institutions may not offer any insurance, and hence you will have to arrange for private medical insurance. Extensive health and support services are readily available for all Bangladesh students in the US. As per the American College Health Association, the average cost of a student health insurance plan ranges between USD 1,500-2,500 for a year.

6. Transportation. Know how much it will cost to move around

Unless your institution provides with a shuttle service to-and-fro from your lodging, you’ll have to rely on the available public transport.

For short distances You can make use of regional trains, buses, and subways. It is a good idea to get monthly passes for travelling to college and back as these can be fairly cheap.
For long distances For travelling between different cities, you can avail any of the following options:

  • Long-distance bus
  • Rail
  • Air

7. Don’t ignore your taxes

International students in the US are allowed to work 20 hours per week during academic sessions and full-time during vacations. If you choose to work along with your studies, your earned income may be taxable.

Remember, the exchange rate variations may also affect your budgeting. We suggest you also look for a part-time job while you are studying in the US or seek scholarship in the universities you apply to. This can help lower your cost of studying abroad to a great extent.

Want to work while you’re in the U.S.? Here’s how.

If you hold an F-1 Visa, you are allowed to work in the United States when authorised by a designated school official, but only under certain conditions and in accordance with complex guidelines and restrictions issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

Working as a student

There are several categories of employment available as an F-1 student in U.S. On-campus employment is the most freely available, while off-campus employment must be related to your area of study and be authorised by the Designated School Official.

In order to work in the U.S., you need a Social Security number (SSN). However, you can still apply for jobs without an SSN and use the job offer to get a SSN after you are hired.

A student visa generally allows 20 hours of work in a week. However, check the inclusions on your visa before you start working.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

If you’ve been enrolled at a college or university in the US on a full time basis for at least one full academic year, you may be eligible to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). CPT is employment that is an integral part of your major curriculum and allows you to participate in an internship, practicum or cooperative education program.

You must receive course credit for your work and the CPT must be completed before you graduate.

Working on-campus

You can work on-campus as a teaching assistant, university bookstore assistant, barista, academic department assistant, or as any other help that your school allows for up to 20 hours in a week. On-campus openings are usually updated on the college job board, campus student centre or the college portal online. Contact your university career services office for more information about the openings.

    • Internship programs

Nearly every university has a system to ensure that every student gets an internship during their studies. In fact, some also have internship programs as a part of extra-curricular activities which is mandatory for everyone to follow.

    • Summer jobs

Summer jobs are in abundance from June to September. Under summer jobs, you can undertake work at summer camps, hotels, theme parks, retail industry, cafes, etc.

    • Skill-based jobs

International students with skills are always in high demand in the American job market. If you are an undergraduate and have any specialised skill, you have a bright chance to get a part-time job in America.

Working after you graduate

If you want to stay and work in the U.S. after you finish your study, you’ll need to get a new visa first. Navigating through the U.S. immigration process is often challenging with different visa types, their eligibility criteria and changing legalities.
There are a few common visa options which are most applicable to graduates.

Practical training on an F-1 Visa

Under this visa, you are entitled to up to one year of post-completion practical training. Authorisation for this type of practical training may be granted for a maximum of 12 months and starts once you have graduated or completed your course of study.

Non-immigrant H-1B Visa (Specialty occupation)

To obtain this classification, you need a U.S. employer to sponsor you, hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, and the job responsibilities must be relevant to your education and work experience.