Exchange Rate used to calculate estimates of non-billable items listed above: US$ 1.00 = GB£ .75. Exchange rates change frequently. Visit https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ to check the current rates.
NE Regional Tuition & fees: $8,000
Exchange vs. Exchange-extra pricing
When the exchange is "in balance" (equal number of students going to and coming from Glasgow), the tuition & fees are as listed above. Glasgow allows UMass to send extra students beyond the exchange and invoices UMass for those additional students' international tuition & fees in GB£. IPO will place those tuition & fees on students' bursar's bills in US$. Depending on the value of the GB£ at time of billing, tuition & fees could be higher than the UMass exchange tuition & fees listed above.
Students live in as single room in a suite, sharing a kitchen, dining and living area. You should apply online for accommodation at glasgow.ac.uk/services/accommodation as soon as you have accepted either a conditional offer or an unconditional offer to study as an exchange student at the University of Glasgow.
A deposit of £450 must be paid at the time of accepting your accommodation offer (which can usually be done via credit card or bank wire transfer).
Accommodation fees are paid through your Glasgow MyCampus account. They include heating and lighting, 24/7 Internet access incorporating Wi-Fi in all bedrooms, access to Sports and Recreation Service facilities, telephones in all rooms, and group insurance cover for possessions.
Most accommodation is in “self-catered” halls, meaning that you would buy food and cook for yourself in your flat and or eat at restaurants or cafes on/off campus.
Personal expenses include laundry, cell phone, entertainment, and incidentals.
Independent Travel Costs
Costs for independent travel (on weekends, during break) vary widely depending on choices of destination and accommodation, and frequency of travel. Make sure to take this into account.
Student VisaStudent Entry Clearance is required only for students studying more than 6 months, or if students plan to intern or work while in the UK. The cost is Student Entry Clearance is GB£322 ($430). Students studying in the UK for one semester are not required to obtain Student Entry Clearance, but will obtain a student visa by providing documentation to UK border officials upon entry to the UK. There is no cost for a student visa for US citizens. Citizens of other countries may need to apply for a student visa prior to arrival in the UK and pay $125. All students are required to attend a UK visa meeting at UMass as part of the application process. UMass will provide you with guidance/instructions for obtaining a visa, but note that it is your responsibility to obtain the appropriate visa and/or residence permit.
If you are applying for a Tier 4 visa, you are eligible for full health insurance coverage while in the UK under the National Health Service of Britain (surcharge paid along with visa application GB£150 for the year and GB£75 for a semester). In general, specialist care for pre-existing conditions may not be covered. If you enter the UK on a Short-term Study Visa you are not covered by the British National Health plan. In all instances, you are covered by the UMass International Travel Insurance, which covers emergency and urgent care coverage and some travel services to UMass students participating in university sponsored and approved international study abroad programs. If you are not covered by the British NHS, you will have to pay up front at the time of treatment for any medical services you receive and submit receipts to the UMass insurance for reimbursement.
Students are only covered while actively participating in the study abroad program. So during any semester breaks, you are still covered, however, if you choose to arrive in the UK earlier than the official start date of their exchange or choose to extend your stay beyond the end of the semester, you are not covered. You may wish to obtain coverage for those periods not covered by the UMass plan by purchasing the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) http://www.myisic.com. The ISIC, which includes a comprehensive travel insurance policy, costs only $25 dollars and is valid for one year from date of issue.