Low Cost Programs

It is one of our biggest priorities to make sure that every student can study abroad, regardless of their financial situation. That's why we offer hundreds of programs all over the world that cost the same or less than studying on campus. You can afford to study abroad, but you can't afford to miss this opportunity.

What is the real cost of study abroad?

The real cost of study abroad is the difference between living abroad and the normal cost of studying at UT and living in Austin. These costs include tuition, housing/rent, school materials, transportation, and travel logistics. According to UT Financial Aid, the cost of attendance is approximately $13,994 for a long semester and $9,224 for a summer session. In order for us to classify a study abroad program as low cost, it must cost the same or less than studying in Austin plus the anticipated $1,500 flight.

Students should refer to the program budgets within the program search to identify low cost programs for their major or in the region of study.

Other ways to ensure that your time abroad is low cost:

  • consider the cost of living in the location you plan to study; for example living in a small town in France is much more affordable than living in Paris.
  • ask your program coordinator abhttps://utexas.app.box.com/file/625378946440out programs that have low cost housing; for example many exchange programs in Asia have low cost housing even though the cost of living in the city for the general public is high.
  • rethink the advantages of studying in a smaller urban setting versus a metropolis (cost of food, transportation, housing, relationship building)
  • use the budget worksheet to compare costs for Austin to your two three choices of study abroad programs.

Many of our partners offer special pricing for UT students. In particular, we are proud of the relationship with the School for International Training (SIT) who has developed a pricing model for public universities. SIT provides interdisciplinary programs with internships and research opportunities all over the world.  Choose from a list of semester programs that are $15,000 plus flight and incidentals.

Can I use scholarships and financial aid to study abroad?

We offer more than $1 million in scholarship funds to help you study, intern or research abroad, including a number of scholarships specifically for first generation college students. Most scholarships range from $1,000 - $3,000 and help cover the cost of plane tickets, living expenses and fees. On many programs, you can also apply your financial aid to help reduce the financial burden.

Learn more about how to fund your study abroad experience>>