Tuition & Fees Overview

Tuition and Fees

grasshopperFor a complete listing of tuition costs by program and ‘economy’, see Tuition Charts by Program. Services covered by tuition fees can be found in the diploma, bachelor's, master's and post-graduate diploma program descriptions, respectively.

Additional Fees and Costs Beyond Tuition

Many Gaia University associates worldwide will be fulfilling all their required courses online. Others will be close enough to an allied association to be able to join other associates for face-to-face, Transformative Action Learning Events. These events are recommended whenever possible and are paid directly to the partner association. They are not included in tuition fees paid to Gaia University. 

External Courses and Workshops

Tuition also does not include the cost of any additional courses, workshops, internships, and apprenticeships you may choose to take during your program year.

Required Courses and Prerequisites

The following required courses are not included in your tuition fees. This gives you the flexibility to take courses in your region with local providers if you wish.

Bachelors Starting in Year 1

  • Permaculture Design Course, Ecovillage Design Course, or equivalent course; to be completed during the first Action Learning Cycle (12 months); may be taken with any workshop provider who is certified
  • Content workshop of your choosing with approval from your Main Advisor during the first 3 months of your 2nd and 3rd Action Learning Cycles (3rd ALC = start of Capstone Phase)

Bachelors Starting in Year 2

  • Permaculture Design Course, Ecovillage Design Course, or equivalent course; prerequisite; may be taken with any workshop provider who is certified
  • Content workshop of your choosing with approval from your Main Advisor during the first 3 months of your 2nd Action Learning Cycle (= start of Capstone Phase)

Masters in IESD Pathway

  • Permaculture Design Course, Ecovillage Design Course, or equivalent course; prerequisite; may be taken with any workshop provider who is certified
  • Content workshop of your choosing with approval from your Main Advisor during the first 3 months of your 2nd Action Learning Cycle/ (= start of Capstone Phase)

Masters in Open Topic Pathway

  • Content workshop of your choosing with approval from your Main Advisor during the first 3 months of your 2nd Action Learning Cycle/ (= start of Capstone Phase)

Post-Masters Graduate Diploma in IESD Pathway

  • Permaculture Design Course, Ecovillage Design Course, or equivalent course; prerequisite; may be taken with any workshop provider who is certified

Post-Masters Graduate Diploma in Open Topic Pathway

  • No content workshop requirements

International Diploma of Permaculture Design

  • Permaculture Design Course, Ecovillage Design Course, or equivalent course; prerequisite; may be taken with any workshop provider who is certified

Diploma in Action for Resilience

  • No content workshop requirements

 

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