Study Abroad

Program Costs

2018/19 Tuition Rates 

These rates are also apply to all students, including international and those on study permits. 

Spring 2019

Winter 2019


*3 (1 course)

*6 (2 courses

*9 (3 courses)

*12 (4 courses)

*15 (5 courses)





$ 3750.48

$ 5000.64

$ 6250.80

Student Academic Support



Student Health & Wellness



Students’ Union Dedicated Fees



Students’ Union Membership Fees



Students’ Union Health Plan



Students’ Union Dental Plan









**Totals may vary as non-instructional fees will be prorated for the Spring term rather than Fall/Winter, and if you chose to opt-out of the dental and health plan.

Accommodation Rates

Please keep in mind that the School in Cortona is a residential program and students must stay in residence. The School in Cortona believes that living and learning together are an integral part of the experience that we offer. Accommodation rates also include breakfast and dinner from Monday to Thursday. This is to allow our students to explore and try the many delicious restaurants Cortona has to offer, and many students take the time to travel around Italy on the weekends.

Winter 2019:

# Students Per Room

Accommodation Cost

Single (1)


Double (2)


Multiple (4-5)


If you are attending one Spring session 2019:

# Students Per Room

Accommodation Cost

Single (1)


Double (2)


Multiple (4-5)


If you are attending both Spring sessions 2019:

# Students Per Room

Accommodation Cost

Single (1)


Double (2)


Multiple (4-5)


*Please note that if you attend both sessions, this fee does not include accommodation for the nights of Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25. If you are attending both sessions and are planning on staying in Cortona during this time, please email to discuss options.

As you can see, studying abroad in Europe is expensive. Previous students who have managed to finance their trip, unanimously say the same thing once they return: it was worth it.  

The good news is that since you will be registered in UAlberta courses on Beartracks, and will be paying all tuition to the University, you qualify for regular student loans (just like when you are taking courses here in Alberta). As well, the Student Connect office can provide assistance on other sources of funding. Or, speak with your local bank/financial institution. They can provide you with a number of creative options to help you make this a reality. As well, the Registrar's Office website has additional helpful advice on how to finance your studies. Make sure you check out their Financial Assistance page.