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Summer Financial Info

For a financial overview of summer study abroad, please visit the summer section of our website.

Financial Overview


Brandeis University is committed to assisting all undergraduates with the opportunity to study abroad, regardless of financial circumstances. Please review all sections of the "Financial Overview" section in order to gain a full understanding.

Quick Facts About Financing Study Abroad:

  • Most eligible students never apply for study abroad scholarships.
  • Apart from airfare and personal expenses, the basic cost of studying abroad is similar to the cost of remaining on-campus.
  • One of the best ways to reduce costs while abroad is to research cost of living and housing costs for particular locations.
  • Students continue to pay Brandeis tuition and fees.
  • Student Ambassadors are a helpful source for advice on how to manage a personal budget while abroad.
  • Students abroad remain Brandeis students while abroad and thus financial aid continues uninterrupted, with specific exceptions. The Office of Student Financial Services is able to adjust aid packages appropriately. Please consult with the Office of Student Financial Services for more details, (Phone: 781-736-3700 & e-mail:

To help plan your expenses and budget for your semester off-campus we offer a number of resources, including:

1. Affording Study Abroad (.pdf)

2. Budget Planning Worksheet (.excel) and a Budget Planning Worksheet video

3. Study Abroad Funding Webinar for Parents Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 (originally recorded May 2014)