Cost Breakdown for Kingston University (Summer)

This is the estimated budget for this study abroad program. It serves as an estimated cost of attendance for your study abroad program. 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 aid you can receive from GVSU. This estimated cost of attendance does not reflect the amount of aid you will qualify for, simply the cap on how much could be award to you.

Costs Billed to GVSU




Program fee: 2 courses

$4,200 *Housing included, tuition, travelcard, airport greeting. Program fee for 1 course only is $3,650.

Paid to GVSU. Includes tuition for 2 courses - see Kingston Summer School website for a full breakdown of what is included.

IS 380 Course Fee


Paid to GVSU. The course fee for IS 380 is $28 per credit hour. Participants on this program will register for 6 credits of IS 380.

Additional Costs




Passport & Visa


Passport processing fees $145.



Paid to Airline Provider.

Health insurance/ISIC

$28 - $200

ISIC basic card or ISIC Premium card. Students who have insurance coverage that meet the program requirements do not have to purchase an additional policy.



On-site personal expenses. Costs for meals will largely depend on a person's spending habits. Students who prepare meals at home rather than eating out regularly may dramatically reduce the cost for meals. This estimate is based on approx. 85 GBP per week.


included in program fee

see Kingston brochure for housing details.

Books & Supplies


On-site personal expenses. 

Personal Expenses

$400 - $600 (based on $100-$150 USD per week)

On-site personal expenses associated with local transportation not provided by the program, laundry and other basic necessities.


(Costs billed by GVSU + Additional Costs)

$6,641, - $7,563 for 2 courses (based on 2018 rates)


***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 23, 2018