Financing Study Abroad

For Undergraduate Students Only

Studying abroad takes a financial commitment and the University of Maryland and the Robert H. Smith School of Business are working together to make it affordable for everyone. Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available. Students currently receiving financial aid may be able to apply all, or some, of it towards study abroad.

Short Term Courses

Program fees range from $1,900 to $3,000. This includes UMD tuition for three (3) credits, lodging in a shared hotel room, local transportation to company visits and required cultural activities, any tickets or fees for required program activities, some group meals, and professor and partner fees.

Not included: personal expenses, most meals, trip insurance and international airfare. Students are responsible for obtaining and paying for their own visa and/or entry fee where applicable. There is an additional $250 study abroad fee which goes directly to the campus office to maintain the emergency plan.

Find a list of short term courses for 2014 by clicking here.

Funding Sources for Smith Short Term Course to Germany/United Kingdom (May 2014):

Semester Programs

Exchange Program: Students pay what they currently pay for UMD tuition (whether that be In-State or Out-of-State). Students are billed by the University of Maryland as they normally would any other semester. There is no additional program fee. On-the-ground costs (such as housing and meals) will be paid either to the partner university or individually, depending upon the partner’s policies.

Find a list of exchange programs by clicking here.

Funding Sources for Semester Exchange Programs (Spring 2014):

Unless otherwise indicated, the scholarships above are available only to undergraduate students accepted into the Robert H. Smith School of Business, QUEST and/or College Park Scholars in the Business, Society and Economy (BSE) program.

Maryland-in and/or a Smith-in Program: There is a flat program fee, which usually includes tuition, housing, orientation, and excursions. Students should check the details of the particular program to view what is covered.

Funding Sources for Maryland-in and/or a Smith-in Program Programs (Fall 2013):

Unless otherwise indicated, the scholarships above are available only to undergraduate students accepted into the Robert H. Smith School of Business, QUEST and/or College Park Scholars in the Business, Society and Economy (BSE) program.

Direct-Enroll Program: All financial arrangements will be made directly with the institution by any student who direct enrolls at an AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) or Equis (European Quality Improvement System) accredited university.

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