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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for Sydney: University of New South Wales.

Spring Budget Sheet for Sydney: University of New South Wales
Budget Item In-State Student Out-of-State Student
Penn State Tuition for Semester * $9,666.00 $18,370.00
Education Abroad Administrative Fee for Semester *   $250.00 $250.00
Billable subtotal:  $9,916.00 $18,620.00
Estimated Round Trip Airfare   $1,920.00 $1,920.00
Student Visa   $450.00 $450.00
Housing   $7,500.00 $7,500.00
Meals   $2,280.00 $2,280.00
Books and Supplies   $350.00 $350.00
Additional Personal Expenses   $2,340.00 $2,340.00
Additional Health Insurance (paid directly to program)   $220.00 $220.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $15,060.00 $15,060.00
Total: $24,976.00 $33,680.00

Tuition and Program Fee

This budget is based on students who enroll as exchange students at the University of New South Wales. 

As institutions around the world determine program costs at different times, it is difficult for Education Abroad to provide actual cost information until shortly before the beginning of a program. You are encouraged to consult this document on a regular basis as it is frequently updated with the most current cost information and billing information available.

Students are assessed the standard University Park Penn State Tuition and Technology Fee, an Education Abroad Program Fee, and an Education Abroad Administrative Fee.

Additional fees of approximately AUD $250 may apply for courses with a substantial laboratory component.

Housing Note

The prices above reflect an average estimation of the housing and meal costs for a student in Sydney. Costs and number of meals can vary significantly depending on the housing option chosen by the student. 


Please be advised that FINS3201 Business Internship is a fee-paying course and as such, all students including those on Exchange places, are required to pay the course fee. An invoice for this amount will be raised once you have begun your placement. The fee is approximately $3,400 AUD.

Student Visa Cost

The actual cost of the visa will vary depending on the type of visa required and the student's country of citizenship. The Consulate General of the host country reserves the right to change their visa fees without prior notice. For exact pricing, students should contact directly the nearest Consulate for the host country.

Program Withdraw/Refund Policy

Regardless of the reason and effective date of withdrawal, it is the responsibility of students to immediately notify Education Abroad in writing and to understand the implications of their withdrawal actions. 

  • The Education Abroad Administrative fee will be assessed to students' bursar bill regardless of the reason and effective date of withdrawal. 
  • In certain cases, partial program expenses may be refundable but only to extent that Education Abroad can recover expenses incurred on behalf of the student.
  • Any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar
  • Students should also consult the withdrawal and refund policies of the abroad institution.

For more information, please consult the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.

* Billable item