EACH scholarships and tuition fees

The EACH programme offers study-places with Erasmus Mundus (EM) scholarships funded by the European Commission and tuition-waiver (TW) scholarships funded by the consortium.

Applicants from the programme countries (27 EU member states and UK, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Iceland, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia) as well as from the partner countries (all other countries) can apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarships. The number of partner and programme country scholarships is limited and will be allocated to the best-ranked students. The EM scholarship covers the tuition fee (including insurance), and includes monthly allowances, travel contribution, and, if applicable, installation contribution (see below for more details). The number of EM scholarships for the intake of 2023 will be 13 (10 partner country and 3 programme country scholarships). Please note that the admission committee has the right to increase the number of scholarships to be awarded during one intake, if needed.

In addition, the EACH consortium offers tuition waiver scholarships. These scholarships cover the tuition fee (excluding insurance). See below for more details. The number of TW scholarships will be announced at the end of the year.

Please also see the FAQ 15 in the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

In addition to study-places covered with EM or TW scholarship the EACH programme also offers tuition-fee based study places for intake 2023.

The EU scholarships are the following:

  • Scholarships for partner country students are offered to applicants from partner countries  (according to citizenship) and can be awarded to students selected by the EACH consortium who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in the Erasmus+ programme countries (27 EU member states and UK, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Iceland, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia). Please note that the five-year reference period for this 12-month rule is calculated backward from our application submission deadline, which is January 5.
  • Scholarships for programme country students are offered to applicants who are citizens of or whose country of residence is (or has been for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years) one of the Erasmus+ programme countries (the countries are listed above).

The admission committee of the EACH programme will create a ranking of applicants, but the final decision of scholarship allocation lies with the EU Commission. All applicants are automatically considered for the above-listed scholarships – an additional application is not required. See the table below for details.

In addition, the EACH consortium offers tuition waiver student places (the exact number will be specified during autumn 2023). These student places cover the tuition fee (excluding insurance). See below for more details. In addition, students who do not have the EU scholarship can apply for some other scholarships. Please also see the FAQ 15 in the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

Paying the tuition fee

  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are required to pay the fee for the first semester once they arrive in Tartu (by 20 September at the latest after signing the fee contract, please read more here).
  • Admitted students from other countries are required to pre-pay half of the first semester’s tuition fee after they have been informed of their admission decision (have received an offer) via DreamApply. Second part of the fee is due on 20 September. The invoice along with the pre-payment deadline and payment details will be sent to applicants via DreamApply. NB! The official admission letter (necessary for visa application) will only be issued once the University of Tartu has received the pre-payment.

Scholarship type

Determined by

Programme country student

Partner country student

TUITION FEEb Citizenshipc 4500 EUR/year (9000 EUR/programme)

 

9000 EUR/year (18000 EUR/programme)

 

MONTHLY ALLOWANCE Citizenship 1000 EUR/monthd (up to 24000 EUR/programmee)

 

1000 EUR/month (up to 24000 EUR/programme)

 

TRAVEL ALLOWANCE Residencyf
  • 1000 EUR/year (2000 EUR/programme) for students who are residents of one of the 27 EU member states, and UK, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Iceland, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia (residents of programme country).
  • 2000 EUR/year (4000 EUR/programme) for students who are residents of a partner country and whose location is less than 4000 km away from Tartu, Estonia (coordinating university).
  • 3000 EUR/year (6000 EUR/programme) for students who are residents of a partner country and whose location is further than 4000 km away from Tartu, Estonia (coordinating university).

Please see the distance calculator here.

 

INSTALLATION COST Residency

1000 EUR/programme for students who are residents of a partner country.

 

a Please be aware that only applicants who have submitted all the required documents will be considered for the scholarships.

The tuition fee includes insurance that covers the following: health insurance, accident insurance, liability insurance, insurance against theft or loss of documents, supplementary assistance insurance, and round-the-clock support service. The insurance provider will be announced during Spring 2023.

Programme country students are applicants holding the citizenship of one of the 27 EU member states, and UK, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Iceland, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia. Programme country students are also applicants not coming from the above-mentioned countries but who have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in the above-mentioned countries. The five-year reference period for this 12-month rule is calculated backward from the application submission deadline.

d The monthly allowance cannot be paid for scholarship holders for the study-period spent in their country of permanent residence (e.g. students from Estonia will not be eligible for the monthly allowance during their studies in UT).

e The final number of months during which the scholarship is paid depends on the graduation date.

f Residency during the time of submitting the application.

 

As stated above, the EACH consortium offers a number of tuition waivers that cover the tuition fee (insurance not included) for the two-year programme. For students with the citizenship of one of the programme countries, the tuition fee is 4500 EUR/year and for students with the citizenship of a partner country, it is 9000 EUR/year (please see the Tuition Fee section below for more details).

  • According to the rules of the EU Erasmus+ programme, at least 75% of the scholarships funded by the EU will be awarded to students from partner countries and up to 25% of the scholarships funded by the EU will be awarded to students from programme countries. The tuition waiver scholarships are independent of the EU Erasmus+ programme.
  • Students applying for a partner or programme country scholarship are not allowed to submit a scholarship application to more than three EU funded consortia.
  • Students who have already obtained an Erasmus Mundus Master Course scholarship are not eligible to apply for an additional scholarship under Erasmus+ programme Joint Master Degree (JMD) action.
  • Students benefiting from a partner or programme country scholarship cannot benefit from another EU grant while pursuing their studies in an Erasmus+ JMD.

Full-time students admitted to the EACH programme who are offered the tuition waivers (i.e. they do not pay tuition fees) need to collect a minimum number of ECTS credits during semesters 1-2, i.e. while they study at UT.

What does it mean? This means that at the end of semesters 1 and 2 you must have a number of ECTS credit points that corresponds to the nominal number of ECTS minus 6, i.e.: by the end of the 1st semester you have to have 24 ECTS as a minimum (the nominal is 30 ECTS); by the end of the 2nd semester you have to have 54 ECTS as a minimum (the nominal is 60 ECTS).

Those, who have more than 6 ECTS missing from the nominal number of credits, have to pay tuition fee of 75 EUR per missing credit point.

Please see the detailed tuition waiver rules for more information.

We charge from partner country students the fee of 9000 EUR per annum and from programme country students 4500 EUR per annum. The partner and programme country scholarships, as well as the tuition waivers cover the tuition fee. If the number of qualifying applicants is larger than the number of available scholarships, the consortium offers some fee-based study places. Students wishing to be enrolled in those study places will have to pay the tuition fee according to their status as programme or partner country student.

The tuition fee covers:

1. Tuition throughout the programme and essential study materials (including the language courses and winter school);

2. Orientation course and reception upon arrival to the first- and second-year universities;

3. Ongoing support service and counseling by the international student services by the first- and second-year universities;

4. Tutors/student assistant who help with everyday issues like settling in the dormitory, registering for classes, getting medical help, etc.;

5. Insurance including health insurance, accident insurance, liability insurance, insurance against theft or loss of documents, supplementary assistance insurance, and round-the-clock support service that is valid during studies in the EACH programme (not covered in the case of tuition waiver scholarship nomination).

The tuition fee does not cover accommodation in the dormitory,  meals, travel costs required for the mobilities, living expenses, or other costs.

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