Semester in Qatar: Program Costs

Direct billed program costs are currently $20,588 and cover tuition, housing and textbook fees. These figures are based on 2017-18 NU tuition and housing information.

Indirect costs, consisting of meals and incidentals, are approximated at $3,150. Indirect costs are based on a survey of costs for students currently in the undergraduate program at NU-Q. Meals are approximated at $21 per day; personal expenses are approximated on $9 per day, but can vary based on personal spending behaviors.

The Experience MENA Trip is funded by Northwestern University in Qatar. For this trip, students should only budget for minor incidental and travel costs.

Program Direct Costs
Fall 2017 Tuition $17,413
Activity, Athletic, Health Fees $146
Textbook Fee $600
Housing $2,429
Direct Billed Costs $20,588
Program Indirect Costs
Meals $2,205
Personal Expenses $945
Estimated Non-billed Costs $3,150
Total Student Budget $23,738

Additional Information

For more information on financial assistance and managing your money abroad, visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.

Learn more about housing and meals while studying abroad at NU-Q.


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