Low Cost Programs

Low Cost Semester Programs

Compare the approximate cost of attendance at UNC-Chapel Hill for a semester versus the study abroad program cost listed in the budget sheet.

If you are an in-state student, there are many study abroad programs that are similar in cost to a fall or spring semester here at UNC Chapel Hill – and some programs that are even less expensive. The lists below include programs that are less than $12,000 and programs that are between $12,000-$14,000 for in-state students.

If you are an out-of-state student, the majority of our study abroad programs are less expensive than a semester at UNC Chapel Hill. You may find that direct-enroll and provider programs are most cost-effective, since you pay tuition to a partner institution.

Approximate cost per semester at UNC:

2020 – 2021 | In-State: $12,319 | Out-of-State: $26,169

Semester Programs Less than $12,000

ProgramProgram TypeCountryLanguage Prerequisite
Fudan UniversityExchangeChinayes
Fudan University (Sch. of Social Development and Public Policy)ExchangeChinayes
Universite Grenoble AlpesExchangeFranceyes
Heidelberg University (BW-UNCG)ExchangeFranceyes
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (BW-UNCG)ExchangeGermanyyes
Ulm University (BW-UNCG)ExchangeGermanyyes
University of FreiburgExchangeGermanyyes
University of Hohenheim (BW-UNCG)ExchangeGermanyyes
University of Konstanz (BW-UNCG)ExchangeGermanyyes
University of Mannheim (BW-UNCG)ExchangeGermanyyes
University of Stuttgart (BW-UNCG)ExchangeGermanyyes
Chinese University of Hong KongExchangeHong Kongno
University of Hong KongExchangeHong Kongno
University of Hong Kong (MEJO)ExchangeHong Kongno
Kwansei Gakuin UniversityExchangeJapanno
Nagoya UniversityExchangeJapanno
Universidad de GuanajuatoExchangeMexicoyes
Erasmus University RotterdamExchangeNetherlandsno
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de PeruExchangePeruyes
Korea UniversityExchangeSouth Koreano
Seoul National UniversityExchangeSouth Koreano
Sungkyunkwan University (SILS)ExchangeSouth Koreano
Yonsei UniversityExchangeSouth Koreano
Universidad de OviedoExchangeSpainyes
National Taiwan UniversityExchangeTaiwanno
Mahidol UniversityExchangeThailandno
Universidad de Montevideo (fall term)ExchangeUruguayyes
Kwansei Gakuin UniversityDirect-EnrollJapanno
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de PeruDirect-EnrollPeruyes
National Taiwan UniversityDirect-EnrollTaiwanno
Mahidol UniversityDirect-EnrollThailandno
UNCIE Highlands Field SiteDirect-EnrollUnited Statesno
UNCIE Outer Banks Field Site (OBXFS)Direct-EnrollUnited Statesno
Universidad de MontevideoDirect-EnrollUruguayyes

Program costs subject to change. Check the program brochure and budget sheet for updated info.

Semester Programs between $12,000 – $14,000

ProgramProgram TypeCountryLanguage Prerequisite
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de ArgentinaExchangeArgentinayes
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Argentina (MEJO)ExchangeArgentinayes
Universidad Torcuato Di TellaExchangeArgentinayes
Vienna University of Economics and BusinessExchangeAustriano
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Rio de JaneiroExchangeBrazilyes
McGill UniversityExchangeCanadano
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de ChileExchangeChileyes
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (MEJO)ExchangeChileyes
Universidad San Francisco de QuitoExchangeEcuadoryes
American University in CairoExchangeEgyptno
City University London (Media and Journalism) (fall term)ExchangeEnglandno
Lancaster UniversityExchangeEnglandno
University of Bristol (fall term)ExchangeEnglandno
Sciences Po GrenobleExchangeFranceyes
Sciences Po ParisExchangeFranceyes
Universitaet TuebingenExchangeGermanyyes
National University of Ireland, GalwayExchangeIrelandno
University of LimerickExchangeIrelandno
Universita BocconiExchangeItalyno
International Christian UniversityExchangeJapanno
Keio UniversityExchangeJapanno
Waseda UniversityExchangeJapanno
University of OtagoExchangeNew Zealandno
Queen's University BelfastExchangeNorthern Irelandno
University of AberdeenExchangeScotlandno
University of St Andrews (fall term)ExchangeScotlandno
National University of Singapore (Arts & Social Sciences)ExchangeSingaporeno
National University of Singapore (Computing)ExchangeSingaporeno
National University of Singapore (Science)ExchangeSingaporeno
National University of Singapore (UNC-NUS Joint Degree)ExchangeSingaporeno
National University of Singapore (University Scholars)ExchangeSingaporeno
Universidad de Navarra (MEJO)ExchangeSpainyes
Lund UniversityExchangeSwedenno
University of GothenburgExchangeSwedenno
Bogazici UniversityExchangeTurkeyno
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de ArgentinaDirect-EnrollArgentinayes
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Argentina (MEJO)Direct-EnrollArgentinayes
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (MEJO)Direct-EnrollChileyes
Universidad San Francisco de QuitoDirect-EnrollEcuadoryes
Arava Institute for Environmental StudiesDirect-EnrollIsraelno
Bologna Consortial StudiesDirect-EnrollItalyyes
International Christian UniversityDirect-EnrollJapanno
Nanzan UniversityDirect-EnrollJapanyes
UNCIE Morehead City Field SiteDirect-EnrollUnited Statesno

Program costs subject to change. Check the program brochure and budget sheet for updated info.

More Information

Not sure what the difference is between an exchange programs and a direct-enroll program? Check out the Study Abroad 101 video series to explore your program and funding options.

Learn more about program types.