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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (BHK).

Spring Budget Sheet for Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (BHK)
Spring Budget Sheet for Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (BHK)
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
Lodging (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $800.00
Billable subtotal:  $26,884.00
Lodging Deposit   $130.00
Meals   $3,000.00
Personal Expenses   $2,000.00
Local Transportation   $300.00
Books and Supplies   $650.00
Visa Fee   $75.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,500.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $7,655.00
Total: $34,539.00
Cost Estimate Preparation: This cost estimate was prepared on November 9, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change.

Exchange Rate: USD $1 = 7.79925 Hong Kong Dollar (November 9, 2017)

Lodging: The hostel fee will be paid by Penn and added to the student’s Penn bill at a later date (typically October). Students will be responsible for covering the cost of the refundable hostel deposit ($130 USD), payable at the time of acceptance to CUHK. The lodging deposit will be refunded to the student directly, 4-5 months after the check-out date.

Meals: The cost of the meals is based on the cost of food on-campus. Students should budget more if they plan on eating off-campus frequently. Students who are assigned to the Morningside College, S.H. Ho College, C.W. Chu College hostels are required to join a meal plan (ranging in cost from $200 USD - $300 USD), in addition to meal estimate above) and attend a certain number of communal dinners every week.

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: This estimate is based on if the student is staying in CUHK accommodations. If the student is living in off-campus accommodations, then local transportation costs would increase.

Books and Supplies: N/A

Additional Program Information: Expense estimates were sourced from those published by CUHK in the Fees Table for Incoming Students.

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