SpaceMaster

Scholarships and Costs


Information for Round 14 beginning Fall 2018

For year one at LTU Kiruna Campus, the fee for non-EU students is 140 000 SEK, while students from EU/EEA, Nordic countries and Switzerland are supported by the Swedish government and have no fees. More information is available here. During the second year, depending on choice of university, the fee is based on the local university fees for students. Note that Aalto University, Finland, will not be an option during the Academic year 2019/2020.

Erasmus+ Scholarships


Erasmus+ scholarships will be awarded to students from Erasmus+ Partner Countries* for each of the three Rounds of SpaceMaster during 2015-2019.

* An Erasmus+ Partner Country is a country other than: an EU Member State, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Turkey. To qualify students cannot have been residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of the countries listed. The 5-year reference period for this 12-month rule is calculated backwards from the submission deadline.

The Consortium will define the number of scholarships for each Round in order to fulfill the shared funding principles outlined by the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) Scholarship includes:

  1. Contribution to the participation costs 9 000 EUR per year for two years of studies
  2. Contribution to the travel and installation costs:
    • 2000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder resident in a Partner Country whose location is situated at less than 4000 km from the EMJMD coordinating HEI
    • 3000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder resident in a Partner Country whose location is situated at 4000 km or more from LTU (Kiruna)
  3. Contribution to subsistence costs: 1000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the Course (24 months)

All eligible applicants from the Erasmus+ Partner Countries are considered for the EMJMD scholarships. The EMJMD scholarships are offered based on eligible applicants’ merit rating including study records, professional, and experience abroad. Based on this merit rating, applicants are placed in a ranked order, from the highest merit rating to the lowest. The higher the merit rating you have, the better chance you have of being offered a place and a scholarship in the Course.

The EMJMD scholarship application form (PDF) should be submitted to Mrs. Anette Snällfot-Brändström.

Information regarding appeals is available here.

Erasmus+ Application Limit
Do notice that for the academic year 2016-2017, there is a maximum limit of THREE applications per student for Erasmus+ Masters Courses, according to the latest Call for Proposals (EAC/04/09). In the case that a student applies to more than three Erasmus+ Courses he/she will be excluded from the selection for an Erasmus+ Scholarship.

Additional Scholarships and Information

Participation Costs


Partner Country with Erasmus+ scholarship: 9000 EUR/year
Partner Country without Erasmus+ scholarship: 6900 EUR/year (the Consortium gives tuition waivers)

Program Country: 500 EUR/year

The participation costs have been calculated on the basis of the current academic and administrative costs for the two-year Course. The participation costs will be subtracted from the individual Erasmus+ scholarship. The student will receive his/her Erasmus+ scholarship, with the participation costs deducted, on a monthly basis. Students without the Erasmus+ scholarship should pay the participation costs at the beginning of the academic year.

Participation costs cover:

  • Registration at two European universities
  • Education and training
  • Access to all university facilities
  • Student services
  • Special services if you have a documented functional disability that hampers your studies*
  • General Student Insurance according to Swedish national legislation (pdf)
  • Student insurance according to the university legislation of the partners involved
  • Assistance for visa application
  • Assistance for booking accommodation

*If you have a documented functional disability that hampers your studies, you can receive support. The help that can be provided includes:

  • help in taking notes
  • reading help
  • personal assistant
  • hearing loop
  • extra teaching/tutoring
  • special facilities for teaching and examinations
  • sign language interpreter
  • technical aids

Other Costs


Students are expected to finance their living, accommodation and travel costs themselves. The participating universities have services for foreign students that can provide assistance in arranging accommodation and other practical arrangements.

Students without the Erasmus+ scholarship are advised to arrange valid insurance in their home countries before starting the SpaceMaster Course.