2017 Program Cost

UMass Students: $2,950.00

Other Students: 3,550.0014_EDINBURGH_FESTIVAL


  • Course registration, tuition, and activity fees
  • Instructional costs and materials
  • Shared apartment accommodation
  • Tickets for 12 theatre performances
  • Edinburgh City Walking Tour
  • All-day Scottish Highland Tour
  • First and last night dinners
  • Medical insurance

Not Included:

  • Airfare (approx. $1100.)
  • Meals and Incidentals ($400.)
  • Additional Theatre Tickets ($250.)
  • UK Phone card ($25)

Required Deposit (included in program cost):  $500.

Expenses can be kept lower by cooking meals in the apartment, budgeting evening entertainment wisely, and looking for half-price and “Free Fringe” shows. The Fringe supports a 1/2 price ticket booth for same day shows, and the Scotsman daily newspaper offers two-for-one ticket “deals.” Street performances as well as museum exhibitions and free installations can count in the total number of 20 required performances.

The deposit for the course is due no later than Jan. 30.  Accepted students are not guaranteed a space in the course until their deposit is received. There are only EIGHT SPACES this year for students. Deposits should be a check or money order (made out to the University of Massachusetts) and sent to Jean Karpinski, International Programs, 457 Hills South, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.

All students apply and register for this course directly through the UMASS International Programs Office.


Some institutions have financial aid available for international summer travel while working abroad on a project. Check with your department, the international programs office at your school, the grants office, and your financial aid office.

Program scholarships of $600. are automatically given to all UMASS students.

Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) at UMASS offers two $1,000 scholarships for CHC students. For more information and the application form, go: https://www.honors.umass.edu/scholarship/alternative-theatres-edinburgh-fringe-theatre-festival