Costs

The cost of the Los Angeles Placement Program is a combination of the program package fee, the University of Sydney Business School tuition fee for the professional placement unit, and additional costs.

The program package fee is quoted in US dollars, as the majority of the costs covered under this fee are payable in US dollars. However, the final amount payable will be in Australian dollars and the exchange rate will be determined one week before the deadline for the final fee payment.

Program package fee (includes UCLA tuition and accommodation): US$9100

  • University of California Los Angeles units (Doing Business in the US and Leadership Communication and Strategies)
  • Accommodation for nine weeks
  • Activities in the US
  • Health and travel insurances
  • Administrative costs

University of Sydney Business School tuition

  • University of Sydney Business School BUSS2501 LA Placement Program unit:
    Local CSP Band 3
    Local Full Fee AU$4125 (indicative only as actual fee is determined by your enrolled course)
    International AU$4500 (indicative only as actual fee is determined by your enrolled course)

Additional costs

Students are also responsible for the following costs:

  • Visa application and lodgement costs for an F-1 visa to the United States. Refer to the U.S. Embassy in Australia website for details.
  • Return airfares to Los Angeles and airport transfers
  • All meals, entertainment costs and personal expenses

We estimate that these extra costs are approximately AU$4500 but will vary depending on personal circumstances.

Payment of fees

Program package fee

The program package fee must be paid in Australian dollars and the exchange rate will be determined at the most favourable time for the exchange rate before the deadline for the final fee payment. Participants will be given information on how to submit their payment once accepted to the program.

University of Sydney Business School tuition

Eligible local students enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place may apply to defer their tuition fee payment for the University of Sydney Business School unit BUSS2501 LA Placement Program, through the Australian Government's FEEHECS-HELP scheme. For more information on FEEHECS-HELP, visit the Study Assist website.

If you are not eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, you will be required to pay the tuition fee upfront.

Note: FEE/HECS-HELP can only be used to defer payment of the University of Sydney Business School tuition fee (where eligible). FEE/HECS-HELP does not cover the program package fees and any other associated costs. If students elect to defer their payment for the BUSS2501 LA Placement Program unit, then their upfront program fee liability will be the program cost.

Refund policy

  1. In the event that the Los Angeles Placement Program is cancelled, or if your visa application is denied students will receive 100% refund of program fees.
  2. Upon accepting their offer, all students must pay a deposit of AU$1000, which will only be refunded if the program is cancelled, or if your visa is denied.
  3. Students who withdraw from the Los Angeles Placement Program prior to close of business on 30 October 2017 will receive a full refund of any program fees paid, less the AU$1000 deposit.
  4. Students who withdraw from the Los Angeles Placement Program after close of business on 30 October 2017 will not receive a refund of any fees paid.
  5. Applications to withdraw from the Los Angeles Placement Program must be received in writing and lodged with the United States Studies Centre by the relevant date. The United States Studies Centre requests that students withdraw no later than 30 October 2017.