Cost & Aid
The real cost of studying abroad includes more than tuition and fees.
Take steps towards developing a budget for your study abroad program and explore scholarship opportunities.
Study Abroad Costs
We can help you develop a budget for direct enroll or exchange programs. For programs through an affiliate provider, visit their website for program costs. Costs you will incur include:
- UND application fee ($50)
- UND study abroad fee ($300)
- Tuition (paid to UND or directly to program*)
- Visa/Residence Permit (if applicable)
- Books and supplies
- Travel expenses (including airfare and in-country transportation)
- Personal expenses (such as phone plan and toiletries)
- Affiliate provider application fee (if applicable)
*Calculate UND tuition costs for exchange programs by using the cost estimator.
UND Study Abroad provides a Budget Form for all students to use when researching what program they are interested in applying to. Sample budgets for Direct-Enroll and Exchange programs can be downloaded from their Program Pages.
Your Study Abroad Advisor can help with questions about your budget and One-Stop can help with questions about how your aid may apply for study abroad.
Scholarships are available to help students studying abroad. Most scholarship deadlines are similar to program deadlines but it is in your best interest to start planning your scholarship application early.
About Funding & Scholarships
Budgeting Your Costs to Study Abroad
Although the budget form will give you a good estimate of the overall cost of your program, some factors — such as host university tuition — are dependent on the exchange rate and are subject to change.
It is also important that you do individual research as well. Everyone’s spending habits are different, and it is impossible to define a general amount that will be accurate for each student.
Please talk to students who have studied at your intended destination — they are truly your best resources, having lived through what you are about to experience. Reach out to your Study Abroad Advisor if you would like to connect with a UND study abroad alumnus.
Cost of Living Resources
There are also excellent resources for cost of living and travel expenses elsewhere online.