Tuition Charts by Program

The fee structure for Gaia University International programs has three basic levels:

  • cob wall with spiral designEconomy 1 (E1) for those coming from countries with relatively high access to funding (USA, most countries of Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and others)
     
  • Economy 2 (E2) for those coming from countries of medium access to funding (most countries in Latin America, some countries in Eastern Europe and Asia)
     
  • Economy 3 (E3) for those coming from countries with low access to funding (many countries in Africa and Asia).
For a list of all E1, E2, and E3 countries click here.
 
Through our International Scholarship Fund we are in effect giving people from E2 and E3 countries automatic partial scholarships. It is our belief that people with lower access to resources should not have to fill out laborious applications for scholarships, but should be accorded these automatically.  Being able to offer these partial scholarships depends on support from our friends. Please support us if you are able. All fees are listed in US Dollars.
 
Tuition by Degree Program: 
 
4-Year Bachelors - Integrative Ecosocial Design
Economic Level Tuition
 
Pre-Capstone Phase
(24 months; Yr 1 & 2)
Career Phase*
(12 months; Yr 3)
Capstone Phase**
(12 months; Yr 4)
E1
 $15,600
 $1,400
 $9,500
E2
 $13,200
 $1,200
 $7,700
E3
 $11,000
 $900
 $6,150
 
3-Year Bachelors - Integrative Ecosocial Design
(if Year 1 is credited due to prior experience and learning)
Economic Level Tuition
 
Pre-Capstone Phase
(12 months; Yr 2)
Career Phase*
(12 months; Yr 3)
Capstone Phase**
(12 months; Yr 4)
E1
 $7,800
 $1,400
 $9,500
E2
 $6,600
 $1,200
 $7,700
E3
 $5,500
 $900
 $6,150

 

2-Year Masters (IESD or Open Topic)
Economic Level
Tuition
 
Pre-Capstone Phase
(12 months; Yr 1)
Capstone Phase**
(12 months; Yr 2)
E1
$7,800
$9,500
E2
$6,600
$7,700
E3
$5,500
$6,150

 

1-Year Post-Graduate Diploma (externally accredited)
Economic Level

Capstone Phase

E1
 $9,500
E2
 $7,850
E3
 $6,425

 

* Due to our UK accreditation system our bachelor's program is a 3-year program (Yr 1, 2 & 4). The third year is optional (unless output packet production is significantly behind schedule) and is arranged in consultation with your main advisor.

**Tuition for the final year (capstone) of multi-year programs and the 1-year graduate diploma program includes external review, accreditation and graduation fees.

 

Tuition by Diploma Program:

 

International Diploma of Permaculture Design
Economic Level
Tuition
  Pre-Capstone Phase
Capstone Phase
E1
$3,300
$3,300
E2
$2,800
$2,800
E3
$2,300
$2,300
 

 

Diploma in Action for Resilience and Diploma in Transition
Economic Level
Tuition
 
Pre-Capstone Phase
Capstone Phase
E1
$3,300
$3,300
E2
$2,800
$2,800
E3 $2,300
$2,300
 
 

 

NOTE:  We guarantee that the price of your program will not increase as long as you move through your program at the baseline pace of 12 or 24 months per phase, depending on your program. If you choose to manage your program such that it increases the time it takes you to complete a phase (by adding pause or extension months), we reserve the right to assess fees at current rates when you are ready to move into your Capstone Phase.