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Costs, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

Tuition & Financial Aid

When students attend Drexel Sponsored Study Abroad, their Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same. For Drexel Sponsored programs all of a student's financial aid, scholarships and loans apply. There is even a position funded by Federal Work Study funds that allows students to earn money while abroad!

For more information about Independent Study Abroad programs (non-Drexel sponsored programs), view our program list [PDF].

Estimated Costs of Study Abroad

In addition to tuition, students are responsible for costs such as: round-trip airfare, housing, food, living expenses, local transportation, travel, and entertainment. These costs are higher for some programs and lower for others, depending on the cost of living and location. 

Estimated costs of our Drexel Sponsored Programs

Pro tip: calculate the normal on-campus expenses of housing, food, books, living expenses, local transportation, and entertainment in Philadelphia. Then compare those expenses with the expenses overseas, and you will find that the actual net cost of studying abroad is less than expected!

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There are many scholarships, both need based and merit based, to help fund a study abroad experience. Students are encouraged to exhaust all possible resources in searching for study abroad scholarships and contact the Study Abroad Office for feedback before applying.

Study Abroad Scholarships List

Scholarship Map

Read about scholarship recipients and their experiences abroad on the interactive map below! 


In the case that a student has a change of plans for personal, academic, or family issues, they are permitted to withdraw their application before acceptance, decline their acceptance into the program prior to deposit, or withdraw from the program after confirming their acceptance. The Study Abroad Refund Policy outlines the financial liability of students, depending on the exact time period they withdraw from the program.

Refund Policy 2017 [PDF]

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