Estimated expenses per term range from $9,000 to $18,000 depending on placement and additional personal travel. These estimates include housing, food, airfare, program fees, visas/passports, school supplies and tuition. For students going on an exchange, tuition is paid to OSU and charged according to resident status and number of credits enrolled (most business students enroll for 15 credits). If not an Oregon resident for tuition purposes, expect costs to be at the higher-end of the estimates. Cost of tuition at OSU per term is kept up-to-date here.


  • The majority of the College of Business programs are "exchanges" in which students pay OSU tuition for their term abroad.
  • Programs that are not "exchanges" typically pay a program fee that includes tuition, or they will be charged tuition separately by the host institution or third-party vendor.


  • Students are responsible for paying for required visa/residency permit fees. These can vary from $60 to $600. Some students will be required to travel out of state to obtain the required visa/permit which is in addition to the actual visa/permit cost.

Living expenses:

  • Housing and meal expenses also vary from location to location. Host institutions provide information on housing options available to students participating in a College of Business exchange/study abroad. 

Travel and other costs:

  • Students are responsible for all travel expenses, including airfare to and from the host country.

For additional information, read "How Much Does It Cost to Study Abroad?"

Funding Ideas

Study abroad scholarship awards:

  • Students planning to apply for an approved College of Business exchange or study abroad program should submit the OSU scholarship application that is available from November 15 to February 15 each academic year.
  • There are scholarship funds from the College of Business specifically earmarked for students who will be studying abroad on a College of Business program.
  • Award amounts vary and are typically only available to students earning a major in business or design.
  • Follow this link to learn more about the scholarship application.

Financial aid:

  • Most financial aid can be applied to College of Business overseas programs.
  • Contact the OSU Financial Aid Office in Kerr Administration Building for more information.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Financial aid is released when classes begin at OSU. Some exchange/study abroad programs begin in August, so plan accordingly to have funds available when needed.

Other study abroad-related funding:

  • The OSU Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) provides information about funding sources and administers scholarships to students who are planning to study abroad.
  • The OSU Honors College has scholarships for students in UHC who wish to study abroad. Read here for additional information or check with your UHC advisor.
  • Click here for additional ideas for funding a study abroad term.