NDVS Dates and Costs

Arrival and Departure Dates

Absent exceptional circumstances, NDVS students should select a visit start date that aligns with the start of a University of Chicago academic quarter. For international NDVS in particular, mid-quarter arrivals can lead to visa delays, administrative processing or questioning at the border specific to why the student is arriving after the quarter start date. Quarter start dates are available below and can also be viewed on the University's academic calendar.

NDVS students are charged tuition and associated fees on a quarterly basis. One day of residence at the University of Chicago will trigger costs for an entire quarter, and these costs cannot be prorated. 

We strongly recommend choosing arrival and departure dates that fall within a quarter to avoid incurring additional expenses. 

Note: break periods in between quarters do not count as an additional quarter of enrollment, which is reflected in the dates in the "Last Day for NDVS" column below. 

Quarter Begins Quarter Ends Last Day for NDVS
Winter 2023 Tuesday, January 3 Saturday, March 11 Sunday, March 19
Spring 2023 Monday, March 20 Saturday, June 3 Sunday, June 11
Summer 2023 Monday, June 12 Saturday, August 19 Monday, September 25
Autumn 2023 Tuesday, September 26 Saturday, December 9 Tuesday, January 2, 2024

NDVS Costs

Please note: living expenses are an estimate. As part of the visa application process, international students must provide financial documentation to demonstrate that they have sufficient funding for all costs below. If the faculty/program is providing funding support for the student, those support amounts will be reflected in their I-20/DS-2019 request.

NDVS Tuition and Fees Schedule

Please note that these costs are for individual NDVS students invited by a faculty member. These rates are based on the current academic year. Rates in subsequent academic years may differ.

Academic Year (per quarter) (2022-23 rates) Summer Quarter (2022-23 rates)
Non-Degree Visitor Tuition $1421/quarter $1421/quarter
Student Services Fee $449/quarter $336
University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP) $1600/quarter $986
Living Expenses $6760/quarter $6760/quarter