Budgeting for Dingle

Budget for your experience

Budgeting for Dingle

As you approach your study abroad experience, it is very important you plan ahead and create a budget for your experience. This helps create realistic financial expectations. The first step in setting up your budget for your time at SHU in Dingle will be to determine how much money you will have available to you, then you will need to determine the estimated cost for the program.

Be realistic or even generous with your estimates. Use your current spending habits to estimate your future needs. When you are abroad there will most likely be more things you will want to do, such as travel and more things you will want to buy than you originally anticipated.
You should keep in mind both the cost of living in Ireland and the exchange rate on the euro. Visit XE or Oanda to see current exchange rates worldwide.

Global Ambassadors, former program participants, can also provide you very good information about how much to budget, unexpected expenses, and how to save.

The sample budget sheet provided below include costs that will be billed by SHU in Dingle and estimates of other costs you will pay including books, travel documents, flights, personal travel, and other activities.

Semester Budget

Budget Item Cost
Program Fee $6,500
Study Abroad Fee $450
Semester tuition 2022-2023 $22,480
Billable subtotal: $29,430
Estimated Books and Supplies $200
Estimated Entry Visa Fees $350
Estimated Personal Expenses $3,000
Estimated International Airfare $900
Non-billable subtotal: $4,450
Total: $33,880

Nursing and Biology Majors also need to budget for Lab and other course related fees. Please the Fees section for more information.

Short-term Budget

Budget Item Cost
Program Fee $1,900
Registration Fee $115
Semester tuition 2022-2023* $1,950
Billable subtotal: $3,965
Estimated Books and Supplies $75
Estimated Additional Meals $400
Estimated Personal Expenses $500
Estimated International Airfare $1100
Non-billable subtotal: $2,075
Total: $6,040

*Graduate 3-credit tuition rate is charged at the individual program rate. Verify your program’s rate.