Office of International Programs

France - Engineering Program Costs 2017/18

The fees, charges, and expenses shown are estimates only and subject to change.

Expense Expense Type Fall 
Spring Year
Program Fee* Billed by Brown $26116 $26116 $52232
Brown Student Health Insurance ** (waived if students demonstrate that they are covered by a comprehensive U.S.-based health insurance policy)  Billed by Brown $3615 (annual rate)


$2099 (available only for students who are newly enrolled at Brown for the S18 semester) $3615 (annual rate)


Airfare Direct Student Cost $1200 $1200 $1200
Housing in Vichy (includes breakfast and dinner) Billed by Brown $520


$520 $520
Housing at CentraleSupélec Direct Student Cost 416 - 661 euros/month 416 - 661 euros/month 416 - 661 euros/month
Meals - Intensive Language Course in Vichy (lunch) Direct Student Cost 9 euros/day (approx. 260 euros total) 9 euros/day (approx. 200 euros total) 9 euros/day  (approx. 260 euros total) 
Meals - CentraleSupélec Direct Student Cost 10 euros/day (approx. 1500 euros/semester) 10 euros/day (approx. 1500 euros/semester) 10 euros/day (approx. 3000 euros for full year)
Personal (estimate varies significantly from student to student; includes laundry, daily living supplies, and other miscellaneous items and does not include personal travel) Direct Student Cost $1485 $1650 $3135
Local Transport (Based on estimate of 70 euros/month) Direct Student Cost $395 $395 $790
Books Direct Student Cost $55 $110 $165
Required Immunizations and Medications (if applicable and not covered by insurance) Direct Student Cost n/a n/a n/a
Visa Fees (varies with type of visa)*** Direct Student Cost $250-$330 $250 - $330 $250 - $330

*Program Fee: The program fee covers onsite tuition, related academic programming and program-sponsored excursions. It also covers the onsite orientation program, mandatory French national health insurance, emergency travel assistance, round-trip ground transportation from Paris to Vichy, and the services of the onsite program staff. This program is an exchange program, and in order to facilitate cultural exchange and interaction, a portion of the program fee you pay supports exchange visitors to Brown from this site.

**Health Insurance: Students will be billed automatically for Brown Student Health Insurance, unless an online “Health Insurance Waiver Form” is completed by June 1st for Fall and Full year programs or January 1st for Spring programs. You will receive a Student Health Insurance Plan information packet, which will include instructions on how to waive the insurance online if you have other comparable insurance in place.

***Visa Fees:  For some programs, students may need to apply for a visa or register upon arrival. Costs for processing of individual visas and registration range from $50 to $500, depending on the country and on the citizenship of the student.

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