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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for Jacobs University Bremen (BJU).

Fall Budget Sheet for Jacobs University Bremen (BJU)
Fall Budget Sheet for Jacobs University Bremen (BJU)
Budget Item Cost
Tuition (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $23,708.00
Study Abroad Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $2,376.00
Billable subtotal:  $26,084.00
Lodging Deposit   $540.00
Lodging and Meals   $3,239.00
Personal Expenses   $1,727.00
Local Transportation   $194.00
Books and Supplies   $220.00
Mandatory Health Insurance   $565.00
Residency Permit and Required On-site Documentation   $150.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,200.00
Round Trip Flight from Home to Gateway City***   $0.00
Miscellaneous Fee   $188.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $8,023.00
Total: $34,107.00
Prepared on April 3, 2017 for the Fall 2017 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change. Many of these charges are determined by Jacobs, and are posted to their International Students website.

Exchange rate: US $1.00 = .93 Euro (January 2017)

Miscellaneous Fees relate to the following Jacobs Univ. charges: University fee (for campus activities), Semester ticket (for local transportation), and Broadcasting fee (a mandatory fee for German students for public television and radio).

Personal expenses include normal spending for cultural entertainment and essential daily needs.

A Residence Permit is required for all non-German students studying abroad in Germany.  Penn students who are US citizens do not need a visa to study in Germany.  Students who are not US citizens should consult the German Missions in the United States website to determine if they need a visa.  Additional charges may apply to obtain a visa, to be calculated by the student.

Students are required to obtain German health insurance for their semester in Bremen. Students need to keep the health insurance that covers them in the US as well.

The flight expense listed above is the estimated cost of a round trip ticket from the gateway city of Philadelphia to Bremen.  However, you may depart from the city of your choice.

***Additionally, students living outside of the Philadelphia area may need to arrange for a connecting flight to a gateway city.  These are additional variable costs, to be calculated individually by the student.

Visit this link for more information on how Penn Abroad prepares program budget sheets.

* Billable item