This cost estimate was completed on April 10, 2017 for the fall 2017 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change.
Exchange rate: $1.00 USD = 6.9 Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) (April 10, 2017)
Lodging: The lodging charge applies to on-campus housing only. Students living off-campus should plan on budgeting $2175 USD to $3625 USD (15000 RMB - 25000 RMB) for the semester. The actual amount should be based on the rental agreement and is to be calculated individually by the student.
Transportation: Estimated at 5000 RMB for the semester, including use of bicycle, bus, metro and taxi.
Roundtrip Flight from Gateway City: The flight expense listed above is the estimated cost of a round trip ticket from the gateway city of New York to Beijing. However, you may depart from the city of your choice.
***Students living outside the gateway city may need to arrange for a connecting flight to a gateway city at an additional variable cost, to be calculated individually by the student.
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