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Low tuion fees for bachelors of physics

  1. Jul 17, 2009 #1
    hai friends i hope to get my bachelors in either theoritical physics or physics with astronomy.So is there any uni in EU or USA or Canada which offering 10,000-15,000 us dollars per year i am a international student by the way. Thanks!!!
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  3. Jul 17, 2009 #2
    The US doesn't really have many options. A precious few *do* give financial aid to the top international students, but other than that, the options are slim.

    Community colleges would probably be a good option for your first two years. Tuition is in the range of $5K per year for an international student. Four-year state schools are probably closer to your range of $10-15K, but I suspect that you wanted to eat during your studies.

    Graduate school is a much more affordable option, since there are more options available for financial aid, and stipends, while not universal, are common.
  4. Jul 17, 2009 #3
    No i am looking for without foods and accommodation only tuition fees in between 10,000-15,000 us dollars
  5. Jul 17, 2009 #4
    Then there are more options. As I said, any community college would do, as would some state schools. I'm in CA, and the CSU system would be within your price range, but the UC system would not.

    I can't help but think that local options probably give an equivalent education for less money though.
  6. Jul 17, 2009 #5


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    Yup, CSU is cheap.

    http://www.csufresno.edu/catoffice/current/fees.html for example. Although the budget situation in California is blowing up and tuition increases and admission freezes are looking to be very serious right now.
  7. Jul 17, 2009 #6
    Thanks a lot!!
  8. Jul 17, 2009 #7
    The budget situation works in the OP's favor though. Get a few more international students coming through who pay the big bucks!
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    Most of the Canadian Universities are in that range (once you factor in the difference between US and Canadian $). Differential tuition (because you're international) is somewhere between 100-200% of domestic tuition (that's what you pay on TOP of what the Canadians / permanent residents will pay).

    High quality education with not so bad living costs.
  10. Jul 17, 2009 #9
    All of Swedens education is free even for foreigners, but undergraduate studies are usually in Swedish. Most masters and upwards are taught 100% in English though.
  11. Jul 17, 2009 #10
    TMFKAN64 which CC is in the range of $5K per year for international in CA? I'm in Riverside and paying $210 per credit hour.
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    UCLA's tuition fee (without the extra fees) is about 8K dollars annually.
  13. Jul 17, 2009 #12
    > UCLA's tuition fee (without the extra fees) is about 8K dollars annually.

    Yeah, but they charge 8k+ of fees.
  14. Jul 17, 2009 #13


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    Yeah, I know that, but apparently the OP is just concerned about the "main" tuition fee

  15. Jul 17, 2009 #14


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    I think people don't really distinguish between tuition and fees, both have to be paid right? :P
  16. Jul 17, 2009 #15
    I just estimated this from my local CC: http://www.deanza.edu/international/admission.html#cost, thinking others would be similar. I'll quote:

    "It is $1,716 per quarter based on 12 units (full time) quarterly, or $5,148 per year for three quarters."

    As for UCLA: http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/fees/fall09fee.htm. For a non-resident, the manditory fees (no housing or food) would be $10,606.71 *per quarter*.
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  17. Jul 18, 2009 #16
    Mount Allison, Saint Francis Xavier and Acadia are all within the range you specify, as well as being among the 4 best "primarily undergraduate" universities in Canada, according to Maclean's.
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