Participation fee and living costs

Participation fee

The participation fee per semester is € 4500 for Partner Country students students (Non-EU students). The participation fee is the same irrespective of mobility track/university. However, there may be variation in opportunities for financial support locally – e.g. national or regional scholarship schemes and/or opportunities to apply for financial support from external stakeholders and the local business community.

The participation fee covers: the matriculation at two host universities, tuition where applicable, the Sustainable Forest and Nature Summer School (including accommodation, air tickets and meals), introductory weeks, local language courses, insurance, other organisational and administrative costs of the Masters course.

Not included are: Travel costs to first and second year institutions, travel and other costs for thesis fieldwork. 
Your local SUFONAMA contact person will inform you of any such expenses as well as opportunities to locally apply for supportive funding.

Students will receive invoices to be paid in the following months:

  • 1st semester: two weeks after you have received your invoice by email
  • 2nd semester: 15 January
  • 3rd semester: 15 August
  • 4th semester: 15 January   

Please note that participation fees are not refunded after 1 August (1 month before study start). After this date only a failed visa application will result in the refund of your participation fee.

Students with an Erasmus Mundus scholarship will fund participation cost via their scholarship from which participation cost is deducted in the beginning of each semester.  

Please observe that citizens of the EU, EEA or Switzerland are not required to pay participation fee.

Living costs

Living expences will of course vary according to personal requirements and the place you live. However, the estimated costs of living in Europe amount to € 1200 - 1300 per month.

Alternative sources of funding

Here you can download links to alternative sources of funding.

Please note: US Loans cannot be used to cover the participation fee.