top of page

Costs & Funding

Home > Applications > Costs and Funding

  • 4500 € per semester

Participation Costs

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

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 read more about our mobility path.

There are three funding options for students. Your choice needs to be be specified in the application but does NOT need to be justified, nor will it affect how your application is rated.

Funding options

Erasmus+ Scholarship Holders

The Erasmus+ Scholarship holders are selected based on merit. They will receive a monthly scholarship of 1400€ for 24 months plus their health insurance, university registration and student service fees will be covered. Scholarship holders are required to cover the cost of mobility (e.g. travel, visa, vaccinations, residence permit fees) according to the obligatory EMMIR mobility path from their monthly stipends. There are no additional payments for travel and installation. 

Non-Fee Paying Self-Funded Students

The non-fee paying self-funded students are also selected based on merit. They will not have to pay participation cost and their health insurance, university registration and student service fees will be covered. They will have to cover their living cost incl. travel costs according to the obligatory EMMIR mobility path. When applying for the student visa, non-fee paying students will have to prove that they have the financial means to cover their living cost for the two-year-study programme including the mobility path.

Fee-Paying Self-Funded Students

The fee-paying self-funded students are required to pay 4500€ participation cost per semester plus their living expenses including travel costs according to the obligatory EMMIR mobility path. Their health insurance, university registration and student service fees will be covered by the participation costs. When applying for the student visa, fee-paying self-funded students will have to prove that they have the financial means to cover their participation and living cost for the two-year-study programme including the mobility path.

Erasmus+ Scholarships

When applying for EMMIR, applicants are invited to apply for one of a very limited number of Erasmus+ scholarships (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 15 January 2023. No exceptions can be made from this rule.

Applications for Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be open until 15 January 2023 for the 2023-25 edition. Please see visit this page for further information about deadlines of applications. For non-fee paying self-funded students the deadline 15 January also applies, the admission period for  fee-paying self-funded students closes at latest on 15 July 2023 (depending on the availability of study places).

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.

Please note that the EMMIR team will support you with scholarship applications, e.g. for national scholarship schemes of your home country or other programmes you are aware of. But the EMMIR team cannot provide you with access to other scholarship schemes.

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.

Government Grants and Loans​

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


Government grants and loans usually cover living costs and tuition fees (at least partly). To give an example: German government grants and loans (BAföG) are calculated according to the parents' income; therefore not all candidates are eligible to receive it. They are not necessarily limited to German citizenship (details; only in German), but also available to EU citizens, refugees and stateless persons with permanent residency in Germany. German government grants and loans for studying abroad ('Auslandsbafög', applicable to semester 2 to 4) are available even to candidates who do not receive BAföG in Germany. Please use online translation services (available for free e.g. Google Translate extension in Google Chrome to translate a page) to access the partly German only content of the website – the EMMIR team is unable to provide translation services.


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.


Previous EMMIR students were 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+ mobility funds to support your mobility path.

Cost of Living

The information below is useful to both scholarship and self-funded students who will need an idea of how to finance their stay in Europe/Africa/Asia.

Please note that this information refers specifically to the cost of living in various countries, and does not refer to any visa-related expenses. Some countries, such as Germany, may require you to deposit a certain amount of money into a blocked account in order to receive your student visa. For more information on applying for visas, please see the Next Steps page.


Oldenburg/Germany: 934 (minimum) up to 1000 Euros/month

The cost of living in Germany is relatively high. However, there are many ways for students to reduce their costs: student dormitories and shared flats offer affordable housing, cheap super markets and pubs catering to students are also helpful. Cultural events, sports centres, as well as public transport even certain shops, offer student discounts. Estimations of living costs (incl. accommodation, food, leisure, etc.) in Germany vary between 934 and 1000 Euros per month. Find more detailed information on the website of the German Studentenwerk. 934 Euros per month is the minimum amount required in your bank account to be eligible for a study visa and subsequent residence permit (for non-scholarship students).


Stavanger, Norway: about 1200 Euros/month

Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world and it takes a while getting used to the high cost of living. As a student you will need a minimum of approximately 11500 NOK (about 1200 Euro) per month in order to cover basic expenses. However, as a student you can access discounts and significantly reduce your expenses. Manage your budget well and you can enjoy a wide range of activities. Follow this link to find information on average prices in Stavanger.


Nova Gorica, Slovenia: about 700 Euros/month

The cost of living in Slovenia is relatively cheap compared to that of Germany or Norway. Prices are highest in Ljubljana, in Nova Gorica students need an average of 700 Euro per month to get along.


Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic: 600 to 800 Euros/month

The Czech Republic is one of the cheaper European countries in the partnership, you will need only 600 to 800 Euro per month to get along. Find out more about student life in the Czech Republic on this website. For a room in Ceské Budejovice's student dorm you pay only around 90 euro per month, lunch in the canteen is around 2 Euro.


Omdurman or Khartoum, Sudan: about 700 Euros/month

The approximate costs for living expenses per month around Sudan's capital sum up to around 700 Euro per month. The monthly rent for a studio or apartment is around 250 Euro (incl. electricity and internet), other living expenses should not exceed 15 Euro per day.


Mbarara, Uganda: about 500 Euros/month

You will need around 450 to 500 Euro per month to get along in Mbarara. The monthly rent for a single room on campus is around 120 Euro including utilities. All other living expenses should not exceed 10-12 Euro per day. A return trip to Kampala by car service is around 350 Euro, buses operate regularly at a price of around 10 Euro per trip.


Kolkata, India: about 500 Euros/month

The cost of living in Kolkata is around 500 euros per month including rent, check out this link for more information about prices in Kolkata.

Last page update: 20 October 2022

bottom of page