Study Abroad

Program Costs

1. Tuition Fees

Note: The School in Cortona is a classified by the U of A as a cost-recovery program. Because it operates outside of Alberta, the School must pay for all infrastructure costs associated with the operation of the program. As a result, the tuition prices listed below are approximately double the regular tuition costs for courses offered at all other U of A campuses within the province.

Spring 2014 Tuition Rates

Fees
*3
(1 course)
*6
(2 courses)
Course fees
$1,211.28
$2,422.56
Registration and Transcript fee
$37.73
$37.73
Student Services fee
$28.23
$28.23
Students' Union dedicated fee $10.43 $10.43
Students’ Union membership fee
$23.74
$23.74
CoSSS Fee $37.86 $37.86

TOTAL

$1,349.27
$2,560.55

Updates to tuition fees for Fall 2014/Winter 2015 are not currently available. Please refer back to this page for updated information in April 2014. In the meantime, please refer to the tuition fees for the 2013/14 year as listed below.

2013/14 Tuition Rates (for the Fall/Winter terms only)

Fees
*9
(3 courses)
*12
(4 courses)
*15
(5 courses)
Course fees
$3,633.84
$4,845.12
$6,056.40
Registration and Transcript fee
$75.46
$75.46
$75.46
Student Services fee
$56.46
$56.46
$56.46
Students' Union dedicated fee $31.73 $31.73 $31.73
Students’ Union membership fee
$37.50
$37.50
$37.50

SU Health Plan

$110.27
$110.27

$110.27

SU Dental Plan $111.69 $111.69 $111.69
CoSSS Fee $75.71 $75.71 $75.71

TOTAL

$4,132.66
$5,343.94
$6,555.22

Other University Fees:

Application for Admission fee: $115 (have never attended the U of A)
Application for Readmission fee: $75 (former U of A students)

Tuition fees for the School in Cortona include the following:

  • Charter bus transportation from Rome to Cortona.
  • Transportation, entrance fees and accommodation on all course-related field trips.

Tuition Payment: Tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the published deadlines. A complete list of payment options can be viewed at Student Tuition Payment Options.

2. Accommodation Rates

Staying in residence is a mandatory component of the program. Students are provided three options: single, double or multiple (4 to 5 people) occupancy.

Please consult the Important Deadlines in the Calendar for details on your length of stay. If you will be arriving in Cortona earlier, or choose to stay later, it is your responsibility to make additional accommodation arrangements. As well, if friends or relatives will be visiting you during your stay in Cortona, you must make accommodation arrangements for them elsewhere.

Accommodation fees include breakfast 7 days/week and supper 4 days/week (Monday-Thursday). Supper is not provided from Friday-Sunday because classes only operate Monday-Thursday and most students will travel and explore Italy from Friday-Sunday. Wireless internet access is also included as part of your accommodation fee

The accommodation rates are listed below.

Spring 2014

Number of Students Per Room

Accommodation Cost (in Canadian Dollars)

Single (1 student)

$2,100

Double (2 students)

$1,725

Multiple (4-5 students)

$1,450

Fall 2014/Winter 2015

Number of Students Per Room

Accommodation Cost (in Canadian Dollars)

Single (1 student)

$5,100

Double (2 students)

$4,200

Multiple (4-5 students)

$3,550


Do you need help with funding?

As you can see, studying abroad in Europe is expensive. Previous students have struggled with financing their trip, but those who have managed to do it unanimously say the same thing once they return: it was worth it.

The good news is that since you will be registered in UAlberta courses on Beartracks, and will be paying all tuition to the University, you qualify for regular student loans (just like when you are taking courses here in Alberta). As well, the Student Connect office can provide assistance on other sources of funding. Or, speak with your local bank/financial institution. They can provide you with a number of creative options to help you make this a reality. As well, the Registrar's Office website has additional helpful advice on how to finance your studies. Make sure you check out their Financial Assistance page.

All students admitted to Cortona for the Fall term automatically qualify for a travel award of $1,250 (unfortunately, we could only secure funding for one semester). However, if you are interested in Spring or Winter, you can also apply for individual travel awards. U of A International provides education abroad awards. Go to www.goabroad.ualberta.ca/ and click on the “Getting Funding” link for further details.