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Estimated Costs 2020

This information is provided as an estimate and should be used only as a guide. Costs and exchange rates can change, and the host school is the best source of actual rates.

Exchange Programs

Exchange programs require students to pay tuition and fees to UVA (view the program type here). Students will incur additional costs for room and board, textbooks, and other items at the host institution, just as in Charlottesville. These costs vary by program location; in the chart below, the estimated additional cost for a semester in Charlottesville is listed as a reference. Total semester costs will vary more due to your “in-state” vs. “out-of-state” classification than other factors. Airfare expense is not included.

Direct-Enroll Programs

For direct-enroll programs, tuition is paid to the host institution (view the program type here). Cost comparisons are made using rounded combined figures for combined cost of tuition, room, board, books and estimated personal expenses, based on information from program providers. Airfare expense is not included.

All students will have extra expenses in the form of transportation to and from the international host institution, visas, insurance and additional sightseeing travel once you have arrived at your partner school destination.

​Partner/Host Institution ​Estimated Comparison Cost*
​Any exchange partner: VA resident
(UVA Estimated Expenses for a semester)
​$13,478 tuition + on-site costs for room, board, books, etc.
                                      (Cville estimate $8,184 - actual costs vary by location)
​Any exchange partner: non-VA resident
(UVA Estimated Expenses for a semester)
​$30,334 tuition + on-site costs for room, board, books, etc.
                                      (Cville estimate $8,184 - actual costs vary by location)
​Denmark’s International Study Program (DIS)**
(Direct-Enroll Program - see DIS costs)
​$22,500 (combined tuition, room/board, books, etc.)
                + $500 UVA Study-Abroad Administrative Fee        
​University College Dublin, Ireland
(Direct-Enroll Program - see UCD costs)
​$18,500 (combined tuition, room/board, books, etc.)
                + $500 UVA Study-Abroad Administrative Fee               
​IES Abroad - Argentina/Chile
(Direct-Enroll Program - see IES costs)
​$19,000 (combined tuition, room/board, books, etc.)
                + $500 UVA Study-Abroad Administrative Fee              

*Estimated costs do not include travel expenses, entertainment, etc.
**Travel study tours included in the program cost.

Scholarships

Students can fund their programs abroad in many ways. All Commerce students who apply to any semester-abroad program are eligible to submit a separate application for need-based McIntire private scholarships, provided by McIntire alumni and companies committed to making these types of global experiences possible. All applicants will be sent a link directly via email to the scholarship application for these McIntire scholarships within a few days after the application deadline. Decisions are made quickly, and students will be notified of their McIntire scholarship decision before the deadline for committing to the program.

In addition, the UVA International Studies Office suggests many other sources of funding for your education abroad through local, national, and international opportunities, including the ISO-administered scholarships.