Tuition fees are calculated on the basis of one fiscal year. This means that the fees outlined below cover the cost of tuition for the entire programme (as opposed to one trimester).
- The tuition fee for ‘Programme Country (EU) Students’ is € 5,500.
- The tuition fee for ‘Programme Country (EU) Students’ with a "waiver" (see below) is € 2,500.
- The tuition fee for ‘Partner Country (non-EU) Students’ is € 9,500.
- The tuition fee for ‘Partner Country (non-EU) Students’ with a "waiver" (see below) is € 5,500.
Successful applicants will be required to pay the first instalment of € 500 within a few weeks of receiving the admission letter. This payment is non-refundable in case you later decide not to take up your place in the programme.
Please note that if a candidate does not commence the programme or if he or she leaves the programme the 2nd instalment of the tuition fees will be reimbursed according to the following rules: Until 30 July 100%; Until 15 September 50%; After 15 September no refund of the tuition fee.
Scholarships and rebates
The Erasmus+ programme offers a small number of scholarships to highly qualified EMLE students.
Please visit our scholarship page for more information.
Furthermore, the twelve highest ranked admitted non-European applicants who are not nominated for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship will be offered a partial waiver of the tuition fee. Also, the four highest ranked European candidates will be offered a partial waiver of the tuition fee (see above).
The tuition fees cover the provision of the teaching, as well as some EMLE-related social activities.
Additional costs for books and study materials vary per course and partner-university, though we strive to make substantial use of open access study materials.
The responsibility to meet the costs of living and travel expenses (except for travel to the Midterm Meeting) rests with the students. It should be noted that the cost of living may differ substantially between cities.
As a rough guide, accommodations costs alone are around €350 - €450 per month in Hamburg and €400 – €500 in Rotterdam. Mumbai on the other hand requires high travel expenditures but compensates for this with low running costs (about €250 for both accommodation and living costs). The partner universities may charge small additional fees for issuing non-standard degree documents.
More information on the living costs at the EMLE partner universities can be found here.
"The EMLE program is a unique chance to broaden one's focus and to dive into interdisciplinary research. Having studied political science before, I wanted to learn more about the economic rationales behind the rules that are governing our everyday life as well as about the potentials to improve them. My expectations were more than fulfilled! With the new tools at hand I was able to start a Ph.D. program at the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation.
Apart from the outstanding academic quality of the program I cannot think of a better way to get to know energetic people from all around the world. Sitting in a Hamburg dorm and enjoying dinner in a 20sqm kitchen with friends from Italy, Russia, Mexico, Bangladesh, India, China, the Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Ireland, Israel, Taiwan and Argentina is what makes the EMLE program an experience of a lifetime."
Thimo Pascal Stoll
[EMLE Student 2008/2009]