The basic cost of the programme is about 30 000 euros/ student. However, these costs are highly subsidized for the selected students.
The minimum student participation is:
- 600 euros / year (tuition fees)
- 400 euros / year (insurance, except if a student can proove that he/she has already an insurance fulfilling the minimum requirements)
This minimum participation concerns the students with a personal income (scholarships or other income, parent’s support not being considered as student’s personal income) below 13000 euros/year.
If the personal income is above 13000/year, a tuition fee waiver also been established by the EPOG consortium to raise the minimum funding to operate. This fee waiver depends on student’s personal income. This fee waiver may result in higher fees (with a maximum of 9000 euros / year, including insurance).
The level of tuition fees is summarized by the chart below:
In particular, specific funding for participation costs is included in the Erasmus+ “Erasmus Mundus” scholarships. Consequently, the following fees will be taken from the scholarships:
- 4500 euros / year for students receiving an Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus “Programme countries” scholarship;
- 9000 euros / year for students receiving an Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus “Partner countries” scholarship.
These rules are based on the social policy the consortium wants to implement: even if the EPOG programme needs funds to operate, education is primarily considered as a common good that should not be commoditised.