Costs and Financial Aid

Course Fee: $1,500 (includes tuition, visa, and related academic expenses); additional fee: $2,450 (includes housing and three meals a day at Fudan and Northwest Universities, excursions, and airfare between Shanghai and Xi’an). Additional instructional costs (books and materials, required immunizations) will vary, but students should budget up to $600 for these expenses. Roundtrip airfare is estimated at $1,350, and personal expenses at $900.

Financial aid will be available from PIIRS. Additional support may also be available from the Office of International Programs (; see in particular the Dean’s Fund for Summer Study Abroad. Please consult directly with the OIP for other funding possibilities and pay close attention to application deadlines.

To ensure a place in the seminar, a $500 nonrefundable deposit will be charged to participants’ accounts during the first week in April; the balance of the course fee will be charged to accounts on April 30.

Generous endowments from Princeton alumni as well as funds from PIIRS underwrite 48% of the actual cost of the Global Seminar in China.