Cost Breakdown for FH- Joanneum (FHJ) Engineering & Computing Program

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 2020-21 upper-level instate tuition rates . 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 course fee for IS 380 is $28 per credit.

Additional Costs




Passport & Visa


Passport fee $145. Visa fee: approx. $176.

Flight & Ground transportation


Paid to Airline Provider.

Health insurance


FHJ requires students to purchase health insurance while studying in Austria. The estimate is approximately 55 Euro per month. Students are also encouraged to consider purchasing the ISIC card ($28) which meets the GVSU insurance requirement.


$2,870 - $4,550

Housing costs are based on 350 - 550 Euro per month or $410-$650. Students will also have to pay a deposit that is typically equal to two months rent. The cost estimate listed includes the deposit, administrative fee, and rent for 5 months. Many different options to choose from, actual cost will vary by location.

Books, Supplies, & Student Union fee


On-site personal expenses.


$1,750 - $2,300

Based on 300 - 400 euro per month for 5 months or $350-$460 USD

Personal Expenses


On-site personal expenses associated with local transportation, laundry, cell phone purchase, and basic necessities. This is approximately $350 USD per month for 5 months.


  • (Costs billed by GVSU + Additional Costs)

$15,931 - $18,161** based on 19 weeks (average cost is: $17,046)

Students who receive the Ernst Mach Scholarship will pay around $12,646 per semester.

$19,838 (estimated cost for out-of-state students who do not receive a tuition differential scholarship - the estimate reflects an average of the high and low end cost estimates listed.)

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 study abroad.

*Based on in-state, upper-division tuition rates for 12-15 credits. If you complete more than 15 GVSU credits during your semester abroad, tuition charges for the additional credit above 15 will be billed to your GVSU student account after you return 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.

Ernst Mach Grant Opportunity - students can apply for the Ernst Mach Scholarship through FH Joanneum. This grant offers selected students 940 Euro per month or approximately $1,100 US per month. Additional information can be found on the website at: