Tuition fees

The programme participation costs are given below. The tuition fee covers the enrolment at all universities of the programme, the insurance and participation in all teaching activities. Other costs such as accommodation, living and travel costs, and additional insurances are not included in the tuition fee; these costs are thus to be covered by the students themselves.
Tuition fee per year
Total tuition fee (2 years)
Programme country [1]
€ 4,500.00
€ 9,000.00
Partner country [2]
€ 9,000.00
€ 18,000.00
Programme country [1]
€ 2,250.00
€ 4,500.00
Partner country [2]
€ 4,500.00
€ 9,000.00

*every year upto 20 self-funded high potential students can receive a 50% discount on their tuition fee.

[1] Students originating from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, North Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey.

[2] Students originating from any other country not specified as a programme country.

EM grantees and grantees from Target Countries will have a full waiver on their tuition fee.

Target Countries:

  • Region 3 (Neighbourhood South): 8% of the budget available from NDICI.
  • Region 5 (Asia): 23% of the budget available from NDICI.
  • Region 6 (Central Asia): 9% of the budget available from NDICI.
  • Region 7 (Middle East): 3% of the budget available from NDICI.
  • Region 8 (Pacific): 1% of the budget available from NDICI.
  • Region 9 (Sub-Saharan Africa): 31% of the budget available from NDICI.
  • Region 10 (Latin America): 24% of the budget available from NDICI.
  • Region 11 (Caribbean): 1% of the budget available from NDICI.



Erasmus+ scholarships

Students can apply upto January 31st for an Erasmus+ scholarship, by indicating this choice in the application form. An Erasmus+ scholarship has a value of EUR 1400 per month, for a total duration of 24 months. For these students, the tuition fee is waived. The scholarship can cover the living costs incurred by the student, including travel, visa, installation, house-rent and other living costs.

Student selection for scholarships will be performed by the Selection and Admission Board (with representatives of all partner universities) after ranking all eligible applications. Next to the scores for the online test and Bachelor GPA values, further ranking is based on the educational background, the curriculum vitae, motivation letter, and the references. The highest ranked applicants are then invited for an online interview, that includes a scientific presentation (5 minutes) prepared by the student, followed by a questioning session. This interview score is then used for the final ranking of the candidates.
Students that have already benefitted from an Erasmus+ EMJM scholarship are not eligible to apply for an additional scholarship.

Self-funded students

Self-funded students are defined as students who did not receive an EC Erasmus Mundus Joint Master scholarship, but have received scholarships or financial support from other sources including their own financial means. These students should be able to provide a proof of sufficient financial means if outside of the EU. More information on how to obtain this can be found here.

The ‘Blocked Account’ procedure to prove financial solvability is highly recommended. However, students are free to choose the alternative procedure as well, but do keep in mind that this is a rigorous procedure that can be very time-consuming. In the ‘Blocked Account’ procedure, Ghent University can provide a certificate of financial solvability that can also be used for other purposes such as e.g. visa applications. The minimum amount required by Ghent University depends on your individual situation.

For your information, the minimum amount required by Ghent University for a single student is 950€ per month plus 50 EUR per year, i.e. 11 450€ for the first year. Please note that the amounts mentioned are the minimum amounts needed to cover basic living expenses in Belgium.

Depending on the financial situation, upto 20 self-funded students can receive of partial waiver of the tuition fee.

There are a few scholarship opportunities offered by the Belgian or Flemish government or Ghent University to finance this Master study. Note that competition is very fierce and that you need to fulfil many application requirements. Applying for a scholarship is no guarantee to obtain one! We strongly advise you to search and apply for other sponsorships (e.g. education ministry of your country) and scholarships portals too. Please note: Other funding should be indicated in the application form (ongoing requests as well as granted funding).

Scholarship portals

Examples of funding opportunities for international students by national institutions

National funding opportunities for outgoing students, e.g. Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Turkey, Uruguay, and the USA.

Students that don’t receive a dedicated EMship Erasmus Mundus Joint Master scholarship may be eligible for Erasmus+ scholarships for Studies:
Travel grants are also available for students performing the master thesis outside of Europe!

Support for students with special needs

Within the Erasmus+ framework, support to students with individual needs is highly valued. Students with individual needs can therefore be supported by program funding. This funding will be used for enrolled students (with or without scholarship) with disabilities (e.g. long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments), such as those related to the acquisition of special items or services (e.g. assistance by third persons, adaptation of work environment, additional travel/transportation costs). Please contact us to discuss such individual needs when applying to the program.