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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for University of Sydney (BSY).

Fall Budget Sheet for University of Sydney (BSY)
Fall Budget Sheet for University of Sydney (BSY)
Budget Item Cost
Tuition (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $24,610.00
Study Abroad Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $2,469.00
Mandatory Health Insurance (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $250.00
Billable subtotal:  $27,329.00
Lodging   $6,000.00
Meals   $2,000.00
Personal Expenses   $2,500.00
Local Transportation   $400.00
Books and Supplies   $400.00
Visa Fee   $450.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,600.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $13,350.00
Total: $40,679.00

Cost Estimate Preparation: This cost estimate was prepared on March 13, 2018 for the Fall 2018 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change. Most of these expenses are based on calculations found on the University of Sydney website.

Exchange Rate: USD $1 = 1.27 AUD (3/13/18)

Lodging: Students can choose to live on campus or off campus. If students choose to live off campus, they will have to make additional payments for utilities. All students should note that there may be extra housing costs, such as a rental bond (security deposit), which is usually one month's rent. More information about accommodation options can be found on the University of Sydney accommodation website.

Meals: Supplemental meals throughout the semester.

Personal Expenses: This estimate is meant to cover general expenses of college life, including additional course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, cell phone, etc. Personal expenses do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs.

Local Transportation: Airport to semester accommodation/monthly bus/metro pass. 

Books and Supplies: University estimate.

Additional Program Information: The compulsory OSHC health insurance is about AUD $322. Penn Abroad will pay for it initially and then add it to the student's semester bill. For all non-Australian and New Zealand passport holders, a visa is required to enter and stay in Australia to study. Full details on the student visa requirements and application process are available on the Australia Government's Department of Immigration and Border Protection website: The current application fee is about AUD $550.

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

* Billable item