Tuition and Fees

FLAD is a private Portuguese non-profit foundation. This means that SiPN was created with a true non-profit sprit in mind, and this is why our program fees are so much lower than competing programs in Western Europe.

Besides our strategic grant partnerships with the U.S. Fulbright Program and other non-profits that promote international exchange, FLAD has committed itself to use any positive revenues generated from this program by adding more merit-based student scholarships. This means that as our program grows in terms of recruitment, more and more scholarships will become available to our applicants. In the past 4 years FLAD distributed more than $60,000 in partial scholarships.

Below you can find SiPN´s program standard prices. Please consult with your school to understand how billing should be handled. Read more on the “Billing Information” section.

Tuition and Fees

Total $12,000 $23,000
Charges Semester Year
Comprehensive Tuition Fee (up to 30 ECTS) $8740 $17,480
Course instruction included included
Program-integrated study tours (three per semester) included included
Course-integrated field trips in/around Lisbon included included
Use of consortium facilities (incl. library and computer labs) included included
Final grade report and permanent academic records included included
Academic counseling and support included included
General administration of academic services included included
Comprehensive Housing & Student Affairs Fee $3260 $5520
Furnished room (double occupancy guaranteed – further info on housing here) included included
Cleaning services at the residence included included
Laundry/cooking facilities and/or allowance included included
Monthly Transport Pass for Lisbon (unlimited for buses, metro, trains and trolleys) included included
Student information and service desk included included
Group pickup at airport on Arrival Day included included
Health & Travel Insurance included included
VISA advice and assistance included included
Administration of housing and student affairs activities included included
24-hour emergency contact included included
SiPN Orientation Week services and tours included included
Total $2375 – $5025 $4130 – $6280
Estimated Additional Expenses Semester Year
Schengen Student Visa + required FBI criminal background check (subject to change) $120- $170 $120 – 170$
Shipping of documents for VISA purposes 0-$100 0 – $100
International Airfaire $700 – $1500 $700 – $1500
Personal expenses (depending on how much you travel on breaks) $1000 – $2500 $2500 – $5000
Meals $400 – $600 $600 – $800
Cell phone top-up charges required per month, allows free texts/calls in network $20/mo $20/mo
Books and supplies $75 $130

Summer program fees at SiPN are modular and based upon the total number of credits.

Our summer program calendar consists of two flexible modules of 4-weeks each: June Session and July Session

Students can choose to come for one or both sessions, picking up anywhere from 6 to 12 ECTS* per session.

Charges
JUNE Session OR July Session
1 class per session for 6 ECTS $ 2800
1 class per session for 12 ECTS $ 3550
1 class per session for 12 ECTS (6+6) $ 3550
Summer Internships Fee
All the internships require an 8-week commitment
JUNE and July
Full-Time Internship for 12 ECTS $ 3550
Part-Time Internship for 6 ECTS $ 2800
PT internship + 1 other 6 ECTS class during one session $ 3550
PT internship + 2 other 6 ECTS classes, over 2 sessions $4300

Summer Price Breakdown (for each 4-week session)

Charges 6 ECTS 12 ECTS
Summer Comprehensive Tuition Fee $1400 $2150
Course instruction included included
Program-integrated study tours (1 night outside of Lisbon and 1 day trip per session) included included
Course-integrated field trips in/around Lisbon included included
Use of consortium facilities (incl. library and computer labs) included included
Final grade report and permanent academic records included included
Academic counseling and support included included
Comprehensive Housing & Student Affairs Fee $1400 $1400
Furnished room (double occupancy guaranteed) included included
Transportation Pass for Lisbon (unlimited for buses, metro, and trolleys) included included
Travel to Visiting Family Program (volunteers only) included included
Laundry/cooking facilities and/or allowance included included
24-hour emergency contact included included
Group pickup at airport on Arrival Day included included
SiPN Orientation Week services and tours included included
Health & Travel Insurance included included

Students who opt-out of SiPN’s housing will still be charged a portion of the Housing & Student Affairs fee of $900 Housing has a cost of $500 per month.

The Housing & Student Affairs Fee covers services from student affairs such as comprehensive medical, accident and liability insurance, airport pickup and orientation week activities, 24-hour emergency staff support, the monthly transport pass and various social and cultural events, as well as support and counseling.

All SiPN promoted internships – SiPN´s Experiential Learning Program, which entail research and internships – are for academic credit. In essence, they will work just like any other class, with rigorous academic supervision. Pricing and included amenities are the same, see preferred session (semester or summer).

Please Note: Students who opt-out of SiPN’s housing will still be charged a portion of the Housing & Student Affairs fee of $1100(semester) or  $900 (per summer session). This fee covers services from Student Affairs such as comprehensive medical, accident and liability insurance, airport pickup and orientation week activities, 24-hour emergency staff support, a local cell phone, the monthly transport pass and various social and cultural events, as well as support and counseling.

Rebates

We want our students to experience SiPN and Portugal as much as possible so we have created an incentive for students who would like to combine more than one SiPN session.  (e.g. a semester plus a summer program).

Sign up for more than one SiPN edition an will be entitled to an automatic reduction of the Comprehensive Tuition Fee, if the student decision to stay for another session is communicated during his/her stay, than it will be reflected on the invoice that regards the subsequent SiPN edition, in the following amounts: 

Rebates’ combination USD
One semester, fall or spring, plus one summer course $250
One semester, fall or spring, plus two summer courses $400
Two semesters  $1000

Summer Price Breakdown (for each 4-week session)

Total (per month) add your airfare $950 $950 $950
EXPENSE June July August
Schengen Student Visa + required FBI criminal background check Not needed if staying in Portugal less than 90 days total
Valid US Passport see princing on State Dept.
International airfaire R/T $1.200 – $1.600
Pessonall expenses (depending on how much you travel on breaks) $500 $500 $500
Meals/per month $400 $400 $400
Outside network cell phone minutes per your use per your use per your use
Cell phone top-up charges required per month, allows free texts/calls in network $7.50/mo $7.50/mo $7.50/mo
Total (per month) add your airfare $950 $950 $950