Study Abroad

Program Cost Comparisons

Use the tables below as a reference for comparing the general costs of studying abroad with the costs of taking classes on campus.

You can reference a particular program’s Budget Sheet to compare exact costs. Budget Sheets can be found in a program’s online brochure for most programs (if you do not see a budget for your particular program, please contact UW Study Abroad). Once you are accepted to a program, this budget can be used to revise your financial aid to accommodate the additional costs of studying abroad.

*Tuition costs below are based on in-state tuition rates.

Quarter-Long UW Program Europe Example

CHID Prague Program
Autumn Quarter 2018

(typical number of credits = 15)

Autumn Quarter 2018 at UW
(typical number of credits = 15)

Program Fee
(includes tuition, housing, some meals, trips, local transportation)
$5,750 Tuition* $3,736
Books $150 Books $300
Additional Meals $1,440 Room & Board (living on campus) $4,266
Transportation (airfare) $1,000 Transportation $156
Personal Expenses $979 Personal Expenses $755
Study Abroad Fee $450 Total $9,213
Passport/Visa $140
Health Insurance $144
Total $10,053
 Difference:          $840

Semester-Long Exchange Program Asia Example

National University of
Singapore Exchange Program Winter/Spring 2018

(typical number of credits = 25)

Winter/Spring 2018 Quarters at UW
(typical number of credits = 30)

Program Fee (includes tuition) $5,361 Tuition* $7,168
Books $400 Books $804
Housing $4,500 Room & Board (living on campus) $7,794
Food $2,000 Transportation $276
Local Transportation $400 Personal Expenses $1,510
Transportation (airfare) $1,700 Total $17,552
Personal Expenses $2,500
Study Abroad Fee $675
Passport/Visa $500
Health Insurance $400
Total $18,436
Difference:          $914

Semester-Long Exchange Program Europe Example

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Autumn Semester 2017
(typical number of credits = 25)

Autumn Quarter 2017 at UW
(typical number of credits = 15)

Program Fee
(includes tuition)
$5,300 Tuition* $3584
Books $500 Books $402
Housing $3,000 Room & Board (living on campus) $3,897
Food $2,000 Transportation $138
Transportation (airfare) $1,500  Personal Expenses $755
Personal Expenses $1,200 Total $8,776
Study Abroad Fee $450
Passport/Visa $350
Health Insurance $500
Total $13,800
 Difference:          $5,024

Semester-Long UW Partner Program South America Example

CIEE Liberal Arts Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina Winter/Spring 2016
(typical number of credits = 25)

Winter/Spring 2015 Quarters at UW
(typical number of credits = 30)

Educational Costs (includes tuition) $16,950 Tuition* $7,168
Books $320 Books $804
Housing included Room & Board (living on campus) $7,794
Food $1,500 Transportation $276
Local Transportation $280 Personal Expenses $1,510
Transportation (airfare) $1,750 Total $17,552
Personal Expenses $1,200
Study Abroad Fee $675
Passport/Visa $260
Health Insurance $500
CIEE Discount for UW Students -$1,500
Total $21,935
Difference:          $4,386

Semester-Long UW Partner Program Europe Example

 IES Amsterdam Law and Criminology Winter/Spring 2017
(typical number of credits = 25)

Winter/Spring 2018 Quarters at UW
(typical number of credits = 30)

Educational Costs (includes tuition) $14,205 Tuition* $7,168
Books $50 Books $804
Housing/Food $4,300 Room & Board (living on campus) $7,794
Extra Food $300 Transportation $276
Local Transportation $500 Personal Expenses $1,510
Transportation (airfare) $1,500 Total $17,552
Personal Expenses $200
Study Abroad Fee $675
Passport/Visa $230
Health Insurance $300
IES Abroad Discount for UW Students -$2,000
Total $20,460
Difference:          $2,908