Scholarships and Costs
Erasmus+ scholarships will be awarded to students and scholars for each of the three Rounds of SpaceMaster beginning 2015-2017. The scholarships are available for non-EU students, i.e. Partner Country students.
The number of scholarships for each Round will be defined by the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
- Erasmus+ scholarship amount for Partner Country scholarship winners* is 32000 EUR (after deduction of the tuition fees for 2 years) and includes:
- contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs of 8000 EUR for two years of studies;
- monthly allowance of 1000 EUR during 22 study months and 2 months internship at a partner university or associate member during the first year
* Partner Country: students who come from a country other than an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway and who are not 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 these countries
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
- During the second year, students who do not have the Erasmus+ scholarship from the Consortium have the possibility to apply for Erasmus+ mobility grants for studies. Requirements and information about the grant are available here:
- EACEA Scholarship Portal
- Students from ESA Member States may receive support from the European Space Agency, Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Operations (pdf, web info)
- Applicants from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden may be eligible for for scholarships from NORDTEK: http://www.nordtek.net/universitet.html
- Non-EU students can apply for scholarships from the Swedish Institute
- Zonta International Programs: Amelia Earhart Fellowships
- Leonardo programme
- Bayhost Stipendien: for students from Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary) beginning Masters studies in Bavaria
- Study in Sweden
- Scholarships for Studying in Japan (information in Swedish)
- Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship Program for Foreigners
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
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.