Cost Breakdown for Université de Versailles- Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

This is the estimated budget for this study abroad program. It serves as an estimated cost of attendance for your semester or year. 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 2018-2019 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.

Additional Costs




Passport & Visa


Passport fee is $145. Campus France fee is $190. Visa fee is currently 99 Euro or around $112 US. Plus, $65 for transport to Chicago for visa.

Flight & train to Angers


Paid to Airline Provider.

Health insurance/ISIC


UVSQ requires students to pay the French Social Security fee of 207 Euro (approx. $245 USD) prior to your arrival. This requirement may be changing in 2018. This coverage will cover 70% of costs of medical and hospital expenses. The Mutuelle is optional and is 18 Euro per month The Basic ISIC card is $28 and will meet PIC's health insurance requirement.

Room & Utilities

$2,000 - $3,500

Students can apply for on-campus housing. Bedding and appliances are not included. Cost estimate includes deposit, utilities, and expenses for 4.5 months. Rent is estimated at between 350-500/ month Euro for residence halls or 400- 600 per month for private sector housing.

Books and Supplies


On-site personal expenses.


$1,850 (based on approx. 350 Euro per month x 4.5 months)

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

Personal Expenses

$1,800 (based on$100 USD per week)

On-site personal expenses associated with local transportation, cell phone purchase, laundry and other basic necessities. A 4-month bus pass is estimated at $160.


(Costs billed by GVSU + Additional Costs)

$14,977 - $16,477** per semester (average cost is $15,727)

$18,360*** (estimate for out-of-state students who do not receive a tuition differential scholarship) ***This figure consists of an average between the high and low end estimates listed above.

This estimate is based on the currency rate of exchange for August 19, 2018. The exchange rate does fluctuate which may result in changes to the estimates above.

The Padnos International Center will be providing (2) $500 Partnership grants for the 2018-2019 academic year (excludes summer). If more than two applicants apply for this program, decisions on awards will be made based on the strength of a student’s application and financial need. Students may be eligible for more than $500, but two applicants will receive a minimum of $500 in grant assistance. Conditions apply.

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 2018-2019 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.

Page last modified August 20, 2018