Study Abroad

Program Costs

2017/18 Tuition Rates 

These rates are also apply to all students, including international. 

If you are participating in either Spring 2018 session, you will be automatically considered for a $750 award. In order to receive this award, you must meet the following criteria:
• be registered in a University of Alberta degree program, either at the undergraduate or graduate level;
• undergraduate students have completed a minimum of *12 credits of UAlberta coursework by the application deadline of March 15th (*15 credits if registered in the Faculty of Science);
• have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, with at least 2.7 in the most recently completed term.


Spring 2018

Winter 2018


*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 2018:

# Students Per Room

Accommodation Cost

Single (1)


Double (2)


Multiple (4-5)


If you are attending one Spring session 2018:

# Students Per Room

Accommodation Cost

Single (1)


Double (2)


Multiple (4-5)


If you are attending both Spring sessions 2018:

# 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 May 26 and May 27. If you are attending both sessions and are planning on staying in Cortona during this time, please email to discuss options.


Do you need help with funding?

As you can see, studying abroad in Europe is expensive. Previous students have struggled with financing their trip, but those who have managed to do it 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.

You can also apply for individual travel awards as UAlberta International provides education abroad awards. Go to and click on the “Getting Funding” link for further details. For those students thinking of going to Cortona for Winter 2018, there is a scholarship deadline October 10, 2017.