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Programs : Budget Sheet

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

Spring Budget Sheet for Singapore Management University (BSR)
Spring Budget Sheet for Singapore Management University (BSR)
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
Billable subtotal:  $26,084.00
Lodging   $4,000.00
Meals   $1,500.00
Personal Expenses   $1,000.00
Local Transportation   $500.00
Books and Supplies   $300.00
Visa Fee   $100.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,500.00
Miscellaneous Fee   $200.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $9,100.00
Total: $35,184.00
Cost Estimate Preparation: This cost estimate was prepared on November 14, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change.

Exchange Rate: USD $1 = 1.36002 Singapore Dollar (November 14, 2017)

Lodging: The figure above is calculated at an average cost of $1,000/month, assuming three to four person occupancy in an apartment). SMU estimates ~ $661- $1,323 USD 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 food court.

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.

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 is a non-refundable fee that includes insurance coverage, IT services and sports facilities fees.

Additional Program Information: Exchange students can expect to spend approximately S$750 to S$2,000 (~ $546 - $1,473 USD) 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