Cost and Deadlines


The 2016 program is $7,200 for undergraduates and $7,400 for graduates. The cost includes the following:

  • program deposit ($250 due by application/deposit deadline listed below)
  • round trip international airfare* (arriving London/departing Edinburgh)
  • tuition and fees for 6 semester hours
  • accommodations
  • academic excursions
  • Oyster card with ‎£15 pre-loaded

(*Students wishing to make their own flight arrangements may subtract $1200 from the cost above.)

Additionally, most students spend between an extra $3000 to $5000 to fund:

  • meals
  • WeekendEXPLORE Travel
  • mini-break travel and housing
  • books and supplies
  • incidentals and gifts

Financial Aid

The British Studies Program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships. Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact the International Programs Office.

British Studies Financial Aid Worksheet

Application and Payment Deadlines

Completed online application, with $250 deposit, are due by February 19, 2016. Program deposits should be paid to the Office of International Programs. Balance of fees, less deposit, or appropriate proof of financial aid is due by March 4, 2016. The balance of fees should be paid directly to the USM Business Office. Click here for more details on the payment process.

Program Cancellation

Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, program deposits are non-refundable. Once you have applied to a particular program, paid your deposit, and been accepted to participate, the Office of International Programs will begin paying fees on your behalf. If you cancel your participation on a program after fees have been paid out on your behalf, those fees will be billed to your student account.  If you must cancel, log in to your program application and withdraw. In addition, send written notice to The Office of International Programs.