Study Abroad Program Costs

Fees Billed to Your UMD Account

Item

Amount

When is it billed?

Non-refundable Application Fee

$50

Upon submission of your UMD application

Non-refundable Confirmation Deposit (applied to program fee)

$400

Upon submission of the UMD Confirmation of Participation Form

Program fee (See program webpages for specific program fee) Varies According to the UMD billing schedule, prior to the start of each semester*

UMD Study Abroad Fee*

Varies

According to the UMD billing schedule, prior to the start of each semester*

Mandatory International Insurance***

Varies

According to the UMD billing schedule, prior to the start of each semester*

All fees are subject to change

Note: housing for some programs may be billed through your UMD account, see program webpage for details.

  1. *Winter Session programs are posted with Spring semester billing. May Session programs are posted with Summer session billing.
  2. **Included in the program fee for Faculty-led programs and International Student Teaching
  3. ***Included in the program fee for Faculty-led programs

 

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

All study abroad programs will have additional expenses that are not included in the program fee or billed to your student account. Many out-of-pocket expenses are unique to a program, but a few examples of expenses are listed below:

  • Travel documents
    • Passport
    • International Visa or Residence Permit (if required)
      • Consulate/Embassy visit (if required)
  • Vaccinations (if required)
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Textbooks 
  • Local transportation
  • Personal expenses 
  • Meals
  • Housing (Note: Check program webpages to see if this is billed to your  UMD student account).
  • Housing security deposits
  • Upgrade costs (such as single-room housing or optional tours)

Cost Estimates:

A cost estimate is viewable on this spreadsheet and is linked on each program web page. If you do not see a cost estimate for the term you intend to go abroad, the cost has not yet been determined. Please note cost estimates and fees may change depending on international economic factors. Our office delays the posting of final fees until enrollments, inflation, and exchange rates are determined in order to provide the most accurate pricing. We strive to post final fees by October 1 for Spring programs, March 1 for May/Summer programs, and May 1 for Fall and Academic year programs.

Non-Affiliate Programs

Non-affiliate programs are not vetted or approved by UMD study abroad, collegiate units, or departments. For additional information, view the non-affiliate webpage.