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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for University of Otago (BNZ).

Spring Budget Sheet for University of Otago (BNZ)
Spring Budget Sheet for University of Otago (BNZ)
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
Mandatory Health Insurance (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $250.00
Billable subtotal:  $26,334.00
Lodging   $4,000.00
Meals   $1,200.00
Personal Expenses   $1,700.00
Local Transportation   $300.00
Books and Supplies   $260.00
Visa Fee   $70.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $2,000.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $9,530.00
Total: $35,864.00

Cost Estimate Preparation: This cost estimate was prepared on October 31, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change. Many costs are calculated by University of Otago International.

Exchange Rate: USD $1 = 1.46 NZD (10/31/17)

Lodging: The cost listed above is for a shared flat (own bedroom with en-suite) and includes utilities.

Meals: (TBD by Global Programs Manager; may include notes about how many meals per day, cost per day, meal plan vs. self-catering, etc.)

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/transportation pass.

Books and Supplies: Cost estimate from Otago.

Additional Program Information: Visas - The cost of the New Zealand visa depends on the applicant's citizenship. The cost above was calculated for a US applicant living in the US. Depending on the consulate, additional application fees may apply to you. For more information about the New Zealand student visa and calculating the costs, visit the Immigration New Zealand website. The cost listed above includes the $38 USD service fee plus an optional $30 USD courier cost to the consulate to return a student;s passport with the visa. Students can opt for the courier service of their choice. Travel costs within Dunedin are negligible as most accommodation, shopping and services are within walking distance of the campus. The compulsory overseas health insurance is about $250 USD. Penn Abroad will pay for it initially and then add it to the student's semester bill.

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

* Billable item