Cost and funding

Participation Costs

Currently, the Consortium charges the following participation costs to be paid to the consortium:

  • 2250 € per semester for students from Erasmus+ programme countries*.
  • 4500 € per semester for students from Erasmus+ partner countries**.

* i.e. students from one of the 28 EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.
** all other countries.

The participation costs cover all obligatory programme activities and health insurance; they do also include the respective hosting university's obligatory registration and student service fees. They do not include room and board as well as other living expenses and travel. For required travel see mobility path.



Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

When applying for EMMIR, applicants are invited to apply for one of a very limited number of Erasmus Mundus scholarship (except if they have benefitted from such a scholarship before). Applicants will be informed if they are awarded a scholarship with the admission notification. Please note that you can only apply for a scholarship if you have completed a first degree (i.a.w. if you are able to document a finalised degree) by the application deadline in December. No exceptions can be made from this rule.


Applications for Erasmus Mundus scholarships are open 

from 15th October 2018 to 15th January 2019 for the 2019-21 cohort.

Please see visit this page for further information about deadlines of applications.


There are two different forms of scholarships, those for students from Erasmus+ Partner Countries and those for students from Erasmus+ Programme Countries. The scholarship terms depend on the student's country of permanent residence and main academic and/or professional activity.



Erasmus+ Partner country scholarships are available for applicants who 

  • are neither resident in one of the 28 EU member states or Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey or the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • nor carried out their main academic and/or professional activity for more than 12 months in any of the countries mentioned above in the last five years.

Erasmus+ Programme country scholarships are available for applicants who 

  • are resident in one of the 28 EU member states, in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey or the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and/or
  • regardless of their residence carried out their main academic and/or professional activity for more than 12 months in any of the countries mentioned above in the last five years.

A number of region specific scholarships have been earmarked for Erasmus+ applicants from

  • Brazil and Mexico
  • South Africa
  • ACP group of states.
Partner countries Programme countries
Contribution to travel and
installation costs
3,000 to 4,000 Euro* per year1,000 Euro per year
Contribution to EMMIR
participation costs
4,500 Euro per semester2,250 Euro per semester
Monthly allowance1,000 Euro per month**1,000 Euro per month**

* resident of a Partner Country whose location is 4.000 km or more away from Oldenburg/Germany.

**Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders for the periods of the JMD (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in their country of origin/residence.

Other Scholarships and Loans

Among other funding possibilities there are third party grants and student/ government loans available. In order to apply for these many donors require you to plan well ahead of your individual study schedule.

We recommend to start scholarship applications 1,5 years ahead of the MA programme's start. Loans require usually less time to secure and may be more convenient in the short term. 


Third Party Grants


There are manifold opportunities to apply for third party grants available. Click here for an overview offered by the University of Oldenburg. Most important for your scholarship application is to start with the procedure in time.

Please note: Application windows are often closed one year before the indicated programme start.

Government Loans


More timely and applicable for the EMMIR programme's starting in September you can apply for government loans. Many of the current students and Alumni are financed by these sources, as ERASMUS+ scholarships are limited to only a few.


Government loans usually cover living costs and tuition fees (at least partly).

  • To give an example: German government loans are calculated according to the parents' income; therefore not all candidates are eligible to receive it. They are not necessarily limited to German citizenship status (details; only in German), but also available to EU citizens, refugees and stateless non-Germans with a permanent residency in Germany. German government loans for studying abroad ('Auslandsbafög', applicable to semester 2 to 4) are available even to candidates who do not receive Bafög in Germany.

Inform yourself about funding opportunities in your country. Our team is happy to assist you during the application procedure for third party grants or loans.


Current students are financed by (among others): 


Other grants and scholarships


A list of grants available to students of the University of Oldenburg (which you are as an EMMIR student) can be found here: UOL scholarships. As a self-paying student you are eligible to apply for Erasmus+ funds to support your mobility path. Additionally the University provides a database of scholarship programmes that you might want to have a look at.


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Last modified: 2018-11-20