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Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy : Tuition and Fees

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Tuition and fees

The fees below are current for the 2017-2018 academic year:

DESIGNATION

DETAILS

FEE PER UNIT

TOTAL FOR TWO-YEAR
PROGRAM

Tuition
(See notes 1 & 2)

Three-credit graduate courses (see course catalog)
The two-year Ph.D. curriculum comprises 12 courses

€ 2,667

€ 32,004

Dissertation fee
(see note 3)

One-time fee (charged in two installments, see terms of payment below)

€ 7,000

€ 7,000

Registration fee
(see note 4)

Charged at the start of each semester of enrollment

€ 100

€ 700

Student Association fee (see note 5)

Charged at the start of each semester of enrollment, transferred to the Student Association (GSA)

€ 50

€ 350

Event fee

One-time fee at the start of the program, covering the main AGS events (wine and cheese evenings, thematic tours of Paris, graduation dinner, etc.)

€ 300

€ 300

Optional French language course
(see note 4)

Non-credit course with partner school Alliance Française

(€ 2,200)

(€ 2,200)

TOTAL
TUITION AND FEES
FOR THE 
PROGRAM
(Based on the 2017-18 tuition,
see note 6)

Without optional French

  40,354

With optional French

€ 42,554

Important notes: 

1. Tuition fees include: coursework (12 courses), access to online resources through the Arcadia University Portal (JSTOR, LexisNexis, Sage Premier, Columbia International Affairs Online, and other academic and career resources), and career services.
They do not include: housing, travel expenses, living expenses, textbooks, health insurance (see details here). 

2. The total program tuition may vary in the case where credits are transferred in. 

3. The dissertation fee includes the doctoral research and dissertation advising, the pre-dissertation exam, and the dissertation defense before a five-jury panel.

4. The 700-Euro total registration fee amount indicated in the table above is based on a program duration of 7 semesters (3.5 years), which is the minimum when no there is no credit transfer. In the case where students complete the program over a shorter or longer period of time, the total amount for registration fees will vary accordingly.

5. The Student Association fee is only due during the semesters when the student is attending the program in Paris.

6. The tuition and fees indicated in the table above are valid for all courses taken during the academic year 2017-2018. Tuition and fees are subject to a raise comprised between 1% and 5% in the Fall every year. Therefore, the total amount for the program may vary based on that raise.

7. The Ph.D. program is not accredited in the US. However, based on acceptance, Ph.D. projects may be conducted jointly with AGS's partner Université Paris-Sud, leading to two doctoral degrees: AGS's American Ph.D. and UPS's Europe-accredited doctorate.

Terms of Payment

The tuition fees and other applicable fees are billed at the beginning of every semester, at the time of registration, based on the number of courses in which you are enrolled that semester.

Typical breakdown for the full-time two-year program (based on the 2017-2018 rates):

BILLING SCHEDULE

DESIGNATION

AMOUNT

BILLED UPON ENROLLMENT

Enrollment deposit
(non-refundable, deducted from tuition)

€ 500

BILLED AT THE START
OF THE 1st SEMESTER

Four AGS courses

€ 10,668

Optional non-credit French language course

(€ 2,200)

Registration fee

€ 100

Student Association fee

€ 50

Event fee

€ 300

Deduction of the enrollment deposit

€ 500

TOTAL BILLED 1st SEMESTER

Without optional French

€ 10,618

With optional French

€ 12,818

BILLED AT THE START
OF THE 2nd SEMESTER

Four AGS courses

€ 10,668

Registration fee

€ 100

Student Association fee

€ 50

TOTAL BILLED 2nd SEMESTER

€ 10,818

BILLED AT THE START
OF THE 3rd SEMESTER

Four AGS courses

€ 10,668

Registration fee

€ 100

Student Association fee

€ 50

TOTAL BILLED 3rd SEMESTER

€ 10,818

BILLED AT THE START
OF EACH ADDITIONAL SEMESTER OF ENROLLMENT

Registration fee

€ 100

BILLED AT THE START OF EACH ADDITIONAL SEMESTER OF ENROLLMENT

Student Association fee

€ 50

BILLED UPON COURSEWORK COMPLETION (BEFORE PRE-DISSERTATION EXAM)

Dissertation fee, first installment

€ 2,000

BILLED UPON RESEARCH PROPOSAL APPROVAL

Dissertation fee, second installment

€, 5,000

Note:

This breakdown may vary based on the number of courses in which the student is enrolled each semester, as well as based on the number of credits that are transferred in.

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