2022 Cost Breakdown for Universitatea Babes-Bolyai

This is the estimated budget for this study abroad program. It serves as an estimated cost of attendance for your semester or year abroad. Students often pay for study abroad through a combination of financial aid, personal funds, scholarships, grants, and alternative loans. The total amount listed as the Total Program Cost is the maximum amount of financial aid that can be awarded to you by GVSU. This total program cost does not reflect the amount of aid you will qualify for, rather, it serves as the cap on what can be awarded.

Cost Billed to GVSU




GVSU Tuition (12-15 credits)


Tuition based on 2022-2023 upper-level in-state tuition rates (12-15 credits). Out-of-state students will pay the out-of-state tuition rate.

Paid to Grand Valley State University Student Accounts by the regular tuition payment deadline.

IS 380 Course Fee


Paid to GVSU. The IS 380 course fee is $28 per credit hour. Participants of this program will register for 12 credits of IS 380.

Chubb Insurance


GVSU requires all study abroad students to have coverage under the Chubb insurance program. The cost is $1.46 per day. This is a general estimate is based on 120 days. The actual number of days of this program may vary.

Additional Costs




Passport & Visa


Passport fees $200.

Residence permit approx. $135.

Flight and ground transportation


Paid to Airline Provider and bus/train service

Health insurance


UBB requires all exchange students to apply for health insurance in Romania. The cost of this insurance is about $45 USD per month.


$300 per semester

On-site expense paid to UBB. Currently 220 Lei per month or around $55 USD per month. he housing is a shared dormitory with either 1 or 2 roommates. Estimate is based on 5 months. Note: Students interested in renting an apartment can expect to pay between 200-300 Euro per month.

Books and Supplies


On-site Personal Expenses



On-site personal expense. Based on $300 per month x 4.5 months

Personal Expenses


On-site Personal Expenses such as local transportation (approx. $30 per month), personal items, cell phone, etc. Based on $300 per month x 4.5 months


(Costs billed by GVSU + Additional Costs)


$16,441 (estimated cost for out-of-state students who do not receive the tuition differential)

This estimate is based on the currency rate of exchange for August 1, 2022. The exchange rate does fluctuate which may result in changes to the estimates above.

1 USD = 4.8 RON (Lei)

Out-of-state students who receive a GVSU tuition differential scholarship will be able to use that scholarship towards the cost of this program. Exception: International students will not have access to the tuition differential scholarship for use towards the cost of this program, however, they may still be eligible for a Study Abroad Grant and/or the exchange student scholarship.

*Based on in-state, upper-division tuition rate. If you complete more than 15 GVSU credits during your semester abroad, tuition charges for the additional credits above 15 will be billed to your student account after you return from study abroad and PIC completes the transfer of credit.

***The cost of any study abroad program depends to a large extent on the participant’s personal spending habits and lifestyle. Personal travel, entertainment, gifts, souvenirs, and other types of personal spending are costs not reflected in the above estimates.

Page last modified August 19, 2022