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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for Singapore Management University (BSR).
 

Fall Budget Sheet for Singapore Management University (BSR)
Fall Budget Sheet for Singapore Management University (BSR)
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
Billable subtotal:  $27,079.00
Lodging   $5,600.00
Meals   $1,500.00
Personal Expenses   $880.00
Local Transportation   $450.00
Books and Supplies   $300.00
Visa Fee   $120.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $2,000.00
Round Trip Flight from Home to Gateway City***   $0.00
Miscellaneous Fee   $200.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $11,050.00
Total: $38,129.00
Notes:
Cost Estimate Preparation: This cost estimate was prepared on March 22, 2018 for the Fall 2018 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change.

Exchange Rate: USD $1 = 1.31461 Singapore Dollar (March 22, 2018)

Lodging: The figure above is calculated at a high cost of about $1400/month, assuming three to four person occupancy in an apartment). SMU estimates 661.274 -  1,322.55 monthly. Rental varies with geographical area, type of accommodation, demand, facilities provided & the number of people sharing, etc

Meals: Based on $10-$15 per day for 3 meals at a foodcourt.

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: Depends on the distance and mode of transport. Full-time students can enjoy concessionary travel on the MRT and public buses

Telecommunications: Varies with usage and promotional packages subscribed for telephone services, mobile services and internet access services

Books and Supplies: Booklink at the SMU concourse stocks almost all the required textbooks. Second-hand textbooks are cheaper, and are readily available as well.

Miscellaneous Fee: This includes insurance coverage, IT services and sports facilities fees. The miscellaneous fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Additional Program Information: Students' telecommunication costs will vary with usage and promotional packages subscribed for telephone services, mobile services and internet access services. Exchange students can expect to spend approximately S$750 to S$2,000 a month on living expenses (not including housing rental). Living conditions in Singapore are amongst the best in Asia with state-of-the-art facilities for education, shopping, sports and recreation. Singapore has one of the highest living standards in South East Asia.

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* Billable item