India Study Tour Costs

The India study tour is offered every second year for 3 weeks (in 2025 the course will be offered in May during the Spring Term). A Mandatory Instructional Support Fee (MIS Fee) will be charged in addition to regular University of Alberta tuition. The estimated MIS fee for the 2025 India Study Tour is $3,400 - $3,600. 

The MIS fee for this trip includes the following:

  • internal transportation while in India,
  • accommodation and food while in India,
  • most sightseeing/entrance fees.

The following costs are NOT included in the fee:

  • University of Alberta tuition,
  • International airfare (approx $2000 - $2500),
  • Canadian Passport,
  • tourist visa for India (approx $80),
  • travel immunizations as recommended by the public health nurse,
  • travel health insurance,
  • return transportation from Augustana (or your place of origin) to the Edmonton International Airport,
  • phone and internet access while in India,
  • pocket money.


$1,000 funding (from generous donors) available to students who register and complete the course.

University of Alberta students are also eligible for an additional $750 from the University of Alberta International (UAI) by completing an application form (see for more information).


Students will be responsible for their own personal supplies for the India tour. In addition to regular course supplies, the following items are recommended:


small first aid kit Course of antibiotics
wash cloths/towels wet wipes/hand sanitizer
mosquito net backpack with carrying bag for day trips
medicines/toiletries shoes/sandals (not rubber as you will get blisters)
money pouch money
eyeglass prescription suntan lotion
mosquito lotion/spray one cotton/flannel sheet
small pillow small locks and keys
flashlight camera