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Finances is one of the most common reasons people bring out as a problem when talking about going to study abroad.
Too often people consider it simply unaffordable. In reality, studying abroad can sometimes be even cheaper than studying at the home university. There are many possibilities how to finance your studies starting from scholarships, student jobs and ending with study loans and savings. If you really want something then you can make it happen.
From Dream Foundation’s side we are working to provide our applicants the best programs available, also from the financial point of view. For example you can find programs which are paid for by the local governments so they are absolutely free to attend. Some offers even include financial support.
What to take into account when planning your budget?
- tuition fee
- cost of study materials (books, etc.)
- cost of transportation to the institution (flight tickets, train tickets, etc.)
- living costs (accommodation, food, transportation, etc.)
To find out more detailed information about expenses, accommodation and working, please browse the various institutions .
Many students finance their studies with part-time work. Usually students need to work 10-15 hours a week to cover all living costs as in some countries it is possible to earn more than €10 per hour. We advise you not to work more than absolutely necessary, as this has a direct influence on your academic results.
For detailed information concerning job opportunities we suggest to contact an international student studying at a specific institution as there are differences between locations. We have gathered some contact information here .
It might be a good idea to start saving money to invest it into your education. It will give you confidence that you can manage even if you won’t get a scholarship or finding a job takes more time than planned.
It is possible to finance studies by taking a loan. In different countries there are different conditions and options. Consult with your local bank to find out more.
Dream Foundation scholarship
Dream Foundation is committed to making studying abroad easily accessible and affordable to everybody. You can easily apply to many different institutions.
At the same time we understand that unpredictable things and unforeseen difficulties may arise. Our concern is that our applicants are not forced to interrupt their studies because of temporary financial difficulties.
Therefore Dream Foundation has started to offer a special scholarship to help applicants who go study through Dream Foundation and who get into temporary financial difficulties.
- Applicants going to study abroad through Dream Foundation and beginning their studies abroad in the season 2010/11 or later
- The scholarship is available for students who successfully finish the 1st semester of their studies
Scholarships are meant for students:
- who have good study results and attendance
- who have serious temporary financial difficulties that threaten to interrupt their studies abroad
Maximum grant: €500
To apply for Dream Foundation’s scholarship:
- In case of a serious financial situation of a temporary nature, fill and submit Dream Foundation’s scholarship application form (available from the beginning of January 2011).
- You will receive an answer quickly - within days rather than weeks.
- You can only apply once during your studies.
Scholarship information concerning our partner institutions
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria - Steyr, Wels
HEC Management School - University of Liege - Liège
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Brussels
- Thompson Rivers University - Kamloops http://www.tru.ca/finaid.html
- Prague Film School - Prague http://www.filmstudies.cz/admissions/tuition/
Bremen University of Applied Sciences - Bremen
Zealand Institute of Business And Technology - Køge, Nykøbing, Næstved, Roskilde, Slagelse
TEKO - Design and Business School - Herning
Dania - Danish Academy of Business and Technology - Randers SØ; Mercantec, Viborg; Tradium, Randers
Copenhagen Business Academy - Lyngby, Copenhagen
VIA University College - Risskov & Horsens
University College of Northern Denmark (UCN) - Aalborg
Lillebaelt Academy of Professional Higher Education - Odense
University of Southern Denmark - Odense
University of Tartu - Tartu
Istituto Europeo di Design (Spain) - Madrid / Barcelona
Burgundy School of Business - Dijon
La Rochelle Business School - La Rochelle
Southampton Solent University - Southampton
The Arts University College at Bournemouth - Wallisdown, Dorset county
University of Glamorgan - Cardiff / Pontypridd
Coventry University - Coventry / London
University of Bedfordshire - Luton
Askham Bryan College - York
Birmingham City University - Birmingham
University of Debrecen - Debrecen
International Business School at Vilnius University - Vilnius
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga - Riga
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology - Cyberjaya - Cyberjaya
Stenden University of Applied Sciences - Leeuwarden & Emmen
Avans University of Applied Sciences - Breda; s-Hertogenbosch; Tilburg
Erasmus University Rotterdam - IHS - Rotterdam
Wageningen University - Wageningen
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen - Groningen
Rotterdam Business School - Rotterdam
HZ University of Applied Sciences - Vlissingen
Saxion University of Applied Sciences - Deventer & Enschede
Fontys University of Applied Sciences - Eindhoven & Venlo
Hague University of Applied Sciences - The Hague
Jönköping University - Jönköping
Malmö University - Malmö