Hyderabad FSP

Program Overview

This is an interdisciplinary foreign study program in Hyderabad, a dynamic and multicultural city in southeastern India with a population of 6.8 million. Hyderabad is particularly known as a city in which Hindu and Muslim cultures have commingled for over four hundred years.  Hyderabad is home to a number of institutions of higher learning, including Osmania University, the Indian School of Business, and the prestigious University of Hyderabad.  In addition, Hyderabad is the center of the Telegu film industry and has a well-developed information technology sector.  The population of Hyderabad is cosmopolitan and multilingual (speaking Telugu, Hindi, Urdu, and English), but students will have little difficulty navigating the city using English alone.

The FSP will be located at the University of Hyderabad, which is among the top ten academic institutions in India.  The university has 275 faculty and 2,700 students.  The campus is residential, and 90% of the students, who come from all over India, live on the campus itself.  Dartmouth students will be able to take advantage of the vibrant social and intellectual life on campus and will have access to sports and other facilities and to non-credit courses in classical Indian dance or music. Dartmouth students will take two courses designed especially for them and will enroll in a third class chosen from a list of offerings at the University of Hyderabad.  Students will thus be enrolled in one class with University of Hyderabad students.

Learn more about this program from the Guarini Institute.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for this program. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

The costs of the three learning expeditions are included in the program fees.

Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.