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The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for *UMass: Australia: University of Adelaide.

Spring Budget Sheet for *UMass: Australia: University of Adelaide
Spring Budget Sheet for *UMass: Australia: University of Adelaide
Budget Item In-State UMass Amherst Out-of-State UMass Amherst
Education Abroad Fee *   $860.00 $860.00
Program Fee *   $8,000.00 $12,250.00
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Insurance *   $300.00 $300.00
Education Abroad Application Fee *   $50.00 $50.00
Billable subtotal:  $9,210.00 $13,460.00
Housing   $5,000.00 $5,000.00
Meals   $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Airfare   $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Local Transportation   $150.00 $150.00
Passport Fees   $135.00 $135.00
Visa/Residence Fees   $450.00 $450.00
Personal Expenses   $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Housing Deposit (refundable)   $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $12,235.00 $12,235.00
Total: $21,445.00 $25,695.00

*Billable Items on UMass Amherst Bursar's Bill include: Program Fee (tuition & fees, orientation, airport pickup), Education Abroad Fee, Australian insurance (OSHC), Orientation, Airport Pickup
Student responsible for paying (not on UMass Bursar Bill): RT airfare; room, meals; internet service, gym membership, personal & misc expenses (laundry, books, personal travel, etc)

University of Adelaide 2018-2019 Budget Details: 

All costs are estimates in US Dollars and subject to Australian - US Dollar fluctuations and inflation. 1 AUD = 0.76 USD 1  or  1 USD = 1.3 AUD as of Jun 6 2018
Regional students pay a tuition fee of approximately $500 more per semester than in-state students. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Many expenses are variable and represent an average anticipated cost. Students are responsible for keeping up-to-date on the value of the U.S. dollar and the currency in the host country.

Housing:   Some on-campus dormitory spots are available and can be USA $9,000+ (includes single room & full meals). Off-campus, shared housing can be substantially less ($5000-$6000). Self-catered (no meal plan).  See for examples.

Housing Deposit: Students must pay this housing deposit, online, upon reserving accommodations. Each deposit varies, depending upon housing choice. It will be refunded if there is no damage.

Personal Expenses: Based on past student reports, the estimate reflects expenses for things like laundry and local travel. Many students report higher misc costs for living: US $1000-$3000. More can be found on the Adelaide website for "Fees".

Visa/Residence Fees: This is the cost of applying, online, for the Australian Study Permit. Additional costs may be incurred for students with citizenship outside of the USA. 
Visa - Medical Clearance Fees: Students may be randomly selected for an additional, specific "Medical Clearance." This is required for some students' visas and is an additional cost.

Passport Fees: $135 for US Passport, new or renewals. Students who are applying for their passport for the first time or for a renewal passport can expect to pay application costs and cost of photos.

OSHC Health & Liability Insurance:  Students are required to enroll in the Australian National Health Insurance Plan. The premium is based on the specific Australian university as well as duration of stay (one semester or one year). In addition, students need to stay enrolled in whatever health insurance plan they now carry when the semester ends, through the study abroad period, and until returning to UMass/Amherst after completion of the program. Specifically, if students' primary insurance is the UMass Health Insurance, then they must contact UHS to activate continued coverage while abroad.  Please visit "Health & Safety" on the IPO website for information regarding health insurance including the UMass insurance policy.
Local Transportation:  This is an estimate of cost for getting from the airport to campus, and also for getting around the greater Adelaide area on the bus, though it's fairly bike-friendly.

* Billable item