Costs

The cost of the Washington DC Placement Program is a combination of 3 different costs. The program package fee, the University of Sydney internship unit (BUSS2500 or USSC2605), and additional costs.

Note: 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.

1) Program package fees (includes UCDC tuition and on-campus accommodation): USD $9100

  • University of California Washington Center units (choice of two from all evening courses on offer)
  • Accommodation for 9-weeks
  • Activities in the US
  • Health and travel insurances
  • Administrative costs

2) University of Sydney internship unit tuition

  • This will be BUSS2500 for business students and USSC2605 for FASS and UWA students

3) 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 Embassy of the United States for details.
  • Return airfares to Washington DC and airport transfers
  • All meals, entertainment costs and personal expenses

We estimate that these extra costs for the Washington DC Placement Program are approximately AU5000 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 one week 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 internship unit (BUSS2500 or USSC2605), through the Australian Government's FEEHECS-HELP scheme. For more information on FEE/HECS-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 internship unit 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 internship unit, then their upfront program fee liability will be the total program package fee (TBC).

Refund policy

  1. In the event that the DC 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 AUD1000, which will only be refunded if the program is cancelled, or if your visa is denied.
  3. Students who withdraw from the DC Placement Program prior to close of business on 30 October 2017 will receive a full refund of any program fees paid, less the AUD1000 deposit.
  4. Students who withdraw from the DC 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 DC 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.