Avoiding Cost Uk Tuition Fees
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
The number of UK students looking beyond the UK to study has risen as British universities hike tuition fees up to £9,000 from September 2012.
Some German universities offer courses for a tenth of the cost of those in England, and in Finland, less by a third. The University of Munich, which has more than 6,000 international students, charges twice annual tuition fees of £440 per semester. In France, university tuition fees are set by the Government and not the institutions themselves, a basic fee for an undergraduate course at a French university in 2010/11 is just £153 per year.
Adrian Jacob, of Student Currency Exchange, said: "It is no wonder that with the cost of a UK education rising to unprecedented levels, students are looking further afield for courses that aren't going to punish them in the pocket.
"While some of the continent's top universities are proving an alluring proposition, paying for education can become a complicated matter. We have launched the Student Currency Exchange to help students pay as little as possible by making the most of the best possible foreign exchange rates.
"We will organise the payments for students and once tuition fees are paid, Student Currency Exchange can also help transfer money for living expenses, helping cash-strapped teenagers to avoid higher currency exchange charges from banks."
Like plenty of other prospective students, James Goody is reviewing his options.
He said: "To pay so much for a place at a UK university is so daunting with no guarantee of a job at the end of it. It may be easier to stay in the country but I am tempted by studying abroad because the fees charged by universities in mainland Europe seem tiny in comparison. I won't be broke like everyone studying in the UK!"
Notes to Editors
Regulated by the FSA, CurrencyUK is one of the UK's leading foreign exchange brokers, ensuring individuals and companies can access the best rate for currency transfers across FX markets.
A major participant on the foreign exchange market, CurrencyUK regularly offers the most competitive rate on currency exchange and has moved millions of pounds around the globe for its clients.
CurrencyUK is a member of the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) and is the preferred foreign exchange partner of the Offshore Financial Trade Association (0FTA).