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Bologna Costs: 2022/23

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

Note: Cost differences based on length of semesters.  Fall is 4 months, Spring is 5 months, and the year-long program is 9 months.

Expense Expense Type Fall 
Spring Year
Program Fee* Billed by Brown $31,340 $31,340 $62,680
Student Resources Fee Billed by Brown $487 $487 $974
Brown Student Health Insurance ** Full-time enrolled students are charged a Health Insurance Fee on the student account statement for enrollment in the University's Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). For plan details and SHIP waiver process, please visit the University Insurance Office website.  Billed by Brown $4,255 (2022 - 2023 Annual Premium
Coverage Effective August 15, 2022 through August 14, 2023)
TBD (Spring 2023 Premium
Coverage January 1 – August 14, 2023. Available only for full-time students with a spring admit 2023 or a Spring 2023 start date)
TBD (Spring 2023 Premium
Coverage January 1 – August 14, 2023. Available only for full-time students with a spring admit 2023 or a Spring 2023 start date)
Academic Records Fee (Visiting/non-Brown students only) Billed by Brown $10 $10 $10
Housing in student residence (US$ amount may fluctuate due to exchange rate) Billed by Brown €4,500 €6,500
€11,000
Airfare (varies by departure location)
Direct Student Cost $1400 $1400 $1400
Meals Direct Student Cost $1170 $1465 $2635
Personal (estimate varies according to individual spending habits; does not include personal travel) Direct Student Cost $1500 $2100 $3600
Local Transport Direct Student Cost $100 $100 $200
Books Direct Student Cost $200 $200 $400
Required Immunizations and Medications (if applicable and not covered by insurance) NOTE: Brown will require COVID-19 vaccines for all undergraduate students, including students who are studying abroad. Students may request medical and religious exemptions from vaccination, and reasonable accommodations will be provided (as determined by applicable law). Entry requirements for some countries may include proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Direct Student Cost varies if not covered by insurance varies if not covered by insurance varies if not covered by insurance
Visa Fees*** (visa fee is set every 3 months by consulate) Direct Student Cost $60 (estimated) $60 (estimated) $60 (estimated)

*Program Fee: The program fee covers onsite tuition, related academic programming and program sponsored excursions. It also covers the onsite orientation program, mandatory Italian national health insurance, emergency travel assistance, and the services of the onsite program staff. 

**Health Insurance: Full-time enrolled students are charged a Health Insurance Fee on the student account statement for enrollment in the University's Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). For plan details and SHIP waiver process (if you have other comparable insurance in place), please visit the University Insurance Office website. 

***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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