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Financing Your Study Abroad


CSU IP provides one of the most affordable study abroad options to CSU students.  Regardless of where you choose to study (in California or abroad), certain costs will remain the same. For example, students enrolled in a CSU IP programs pay the same systemwide tuition fee, which is currently $5,742 per academic year for full-time undergraduate students. Campus-Based Fees is approximately equivalent to the CSU IP Study Abroad Fee. 

Differences in cost will depend on the cost of living, the local rate of inflation, the currency exchange rate, the length of the academic year, and personal spending habits.

Budget estimates are prepared for each program to better assist you in planning for an entire academic year. Visit the Cost Comparisons or Programs section to see the budget estimates for your program. The cost sheet for your year and program will be made available on the student's portal upon acceptance to the program.

Country programs with LOWER estimated costs than CSU system-wide average cost of attendance:

  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Israel
  • Japan (Tsukuba)
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom