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  • Preferred qualification: Postgraduate | Preferred study destination: United States
For someone who has less than $10,000 which of the Universities in the U.S will you advise him to study? For example Masters in Economics or Project Management. Thanks

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The approximate annual living expense in USA is about $10,000. It includes accommodation as well as other daily expenses.
The US Universities fall under two major categories: public (state supported), and private (independent)
institutions. International students tuition expenses at state schools are based on
nonresident costs, which are still usually less expensive than those of private
University Type
Average Tuition Fees (annual in U.S. Dollars)
Private Institutions (High Cost)$25,000
Private Institutions (Low Cost)$15,000
StateInstitutions (High Cost) $20,000
State Institutions (Low Cost) $10,000

The tuition fee is different for different universities and varies widely with courses. It can vary from as low as $ 5000 a year for state universities to as much as $ 30000 per annum for some private universities.

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Hi, With 10,000 $, it is not easy to do a Masters in USA or in UK either. With most Universities Tuition fees falling in the range of 15,000 to 20,000$ range, it could cost you about 20,000 $ plus to complete the Masters program, say in Economics, unless the student get a massive scholarship. Add cost of living of atleast 10,000$ per year. 

I would advise the student to look at other countries like Malaysia which will offer Masters in the range of 10,000$. Several top western Universities hasd set up base in Malaysia like University of Nottingham, Monash University, Swinburne University, Curtin University, etc has set up campuses and offer Masters at a lower cost compared to their parent campuses. 

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