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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) *   $23,708.00
Study Abroad Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $2,376.00
Billable subtotal:  $26,084.00
Lodging   $5,120.00
Meals   $1,500.00
Personal Expenses   $1,000.00
Local Transportation   $440.00
Books and Supplies   $280.00
Visa Fee   $120.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,200.00
Round Trip Flight from Home to Gateway City***   $0.00
Miscellaneous Fee   $200.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $9,860.00
Total: $35,944.00

This cost estimate was created on April 11, 2017 for the fall 2017 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change.  

Exchange rate: $1.00 USD=  1.41 Singapore Dollar (SGD) (April 11, 2017)

Lodging: As housing must be secured off-campus by the student, this cost can vary and should be calculated individually by the student based on the actual cost of rent. Housing generally varies between $640 - $1280 per month depending on the type of accommodation and the number of roommates. The housing expense listed above factors in the highest amount of rent per month ($1280), and assumes a shared apartment with 3-4 roommates.

Personal expenses: Include typical personal spending for cultural entertainment and essential daily needs, as well as telecommunications expenses (which will vary by usage and package purchased).

Miscellaneous Fee: One-time fee which covers the SMU IT fees, sports facilities, student card, and mandatory medical and health insurance.

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 Singapore.  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.

The fees are based on figures published by Singapore Management University. Visit this link for more information on how Penn Abroad prepares program budget sheets.

* Billable item