Expenses of Studying in China Programs

Fixed costs

Lodging and Meals Fixed Costs
$200 per Month * 4 Months (lodging) $800

Average $7 per day *30days = $210 per month * 4 months (meals)

Notice: The average meal costs will be around $5 if the student has meals in campus dining hall;

Travel Expenses Fixed Costs

International air ticket with round trip (Quoted rate as of 2019)


Domestic air ticket from Beijing to Qingdao, Zhengzhou, or to Dalian and back to Beijing (round trip)

Necessary Documents Fixed Costs
Visa application fee = $140 + Courier fee of $25 $165
JW 202 Form Fee $30
Textbook Fee $30
Physical Examination Fee $57
Deposit Fee for Residence Hall $120
International Student Identification Card (which is charged by Student Away Office) $75

Total Fixed Costs: $3,657

Variable costs

Travel Expenses Variable Costs
Bullet train from Qingdao to Beijing/Beijing to Qingdao one way $40
Bus Ticket/per time $0.20

Taxi expense: In Qingdao, within 4 km (around 2.48 miles)

Notice: From Qingdao University campus to Train Station the taxi price will be $3; To the airport, it would be $15;

Phone plan for four months $60

More information, please feel free to contact us at 417-836-6368 or stop by Study Away Programs in the Plaster Student Union room 209.