Fees and Support


The consortium charges a tuition fee of €4,000 per-year to nationals from Erasmus+ programme countries (for a list please check here) and €5,500 per-year to all other nationals. Given the comparatively high tuition fees charged in the United Kingdom, applicants should be aware that specific regulations do apply for self-paying students at the London School of Economics.

The tuition fee covers the participation of all classes offered within the European Master in Global Studies and includes also support in administrative and organizational issues by a local coordinator. However students will need to cover for the travel costs to winter and summer school on their own.

Erasmus Mundus Grants

Under the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, the EU Commission offered scholarships to selected highly qualified applicants from Erasmus+ partner countries to students of the EMGS programme. In 2015-17 these scholarship covered all tuition fees and included a single travel allowance between €5,000 and 7,000 (depending on the country of origin) as well as a living allowance of €1,000 per month and basic medical coverage. 

For the 2019 intake only in July 2019 a decision will be taken by the EU if further Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be provided to students studying in the EMGS programme. 

If so, it is likely that some 11scholarships will be provided to nationals from so called Erasmus partner countries and some 4 scholarships for nationals from so called Erasmus programme countries will be provided.

Additionally scholarships to students from the following specific regions might be provided in 2019:

Western Balkans, European Neighbourhood Policy (ENI East and ENI South), Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) as well as other Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal); Latin America (Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay), Gulf countries, African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and South Africa.

NB: The scholarship amounts for the different regions might differ.

According to the EU "Partner Country students are students 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 5 years in an Erasmus+ Programme Country. The 5-year reference period for this 12-month rule is calculated as from the submission deadline", that is in the case of the Global Studies Programme March 28th). 

For the list on Erasmus+ programme countries, please check here. 

All students applying to more than 3 Erasmus Mundus Master courses or who did receive an Erasmus Mundus grant for degree seeking purposes before will automatically disqualify for the scholarship.

Erasmus+ Scholarships

(only for non-Erasmus Mundus grant holders)

Students not receiving an Eramus Mundus scholarship and studying at the universities of Ghent, Leipzig, Roskilde, Vienna and Wroclaw can also apply 
for up to one year for an Erasmus grant that is around € 300 per month.

Application is possible only for the second year in the programme through the first year university.

Further information will be provided by the respective first year local co-ordinator.

Please see also the following websites:

Fee Waiver

The Consortium of the European Masters in Global Studies is pleased to provide applicants from around the world the opportunity to apply for partial waivers of tuition that reduces the amount to pay to the Consortium.

The number of waivers is limited (currently: 40 waivers at €2,500 per year are available), the following guidelines will be applied: 


These waivers are open to all students who applied for the European Masters in Global Studies and wish to study at the University of Ghent, Leipzig, Roskilde University, the University of Vienna or the University of Wroclaw.

Selection criteria:

  • Academic purpose
  • Must apply and be accepted for admission
  • Waivers will not exceed the amount of tuition. Waivers do not include application fees, books, student fees, board, room or other costs of attendance or living costs.
  • Recipience shall be limited to a maximum of two years


A.  Waivers will not exceed the amount of tuition. Waivers do not include application fees, books, student fees, board, room or other costs of attendance

B.  Recipience is limited to a maximum of two years during the Global Studies Master programme

In case a fee-waiver is granted, a confirmation will be included in the admission letter.

The waiver is provided by the participating universities of the EMGS programme.

Scholarships by other Institutions

Please also have a look at the following websites to check if you are eligible for a scholarship of these institution. If so please apply as soon as possible for the grants.

A. Wilhelm Klein-Stiftung

Alexander von Humboldt

Alfred Töpfer-Stiftung


Becas Fundation Caja Madrid

The British Academy

The British Council

Bundesfoederungsgesetz (Bafoeg)

Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen

Bureau for academic recognition and international exchange

Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange - Scholarships within bilateral agreements

Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e.V. CDG

CEEPUS exchange programme with Central and Eastern Europe

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Stiftung


Compagnia di San Paolo


DAAD-scholarship database Links

DAAD grant for students from developing and emerging economic countries

The Danish State Educational Support (SU)

Danish Government Scholarships

The Denmark-America Foundation & the Fulbright Commission


Dr. Arthur Pfungst-Stiftung

Dr. Jost-Henkel-Stiftung



Elisabeth Krauß'sche Stipendienstiftung

Erasmus Praktikum

Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk

Euraxess - Researchers in Motion

Europe & South Africa Partnership for Human Development (EUROSA)

European Funding Guide

Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst

Ford Foundation

Foundation for Polish Science

Scholarships of the Embassy of France



The Polish-US Fulbright Commission

Gemeinschaft für studentischen Austausch in Mittel- u. Osteuropa (GFPS) e. V.

George Soros Foundation/ Open Society Foundations

The German-American Fulbright Commission

German Marshall Fund of the United States

GFPS Polska

Global Study Awards

Go East Grants


Hans Böckler Stiftung


International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)

International Scholarships

Japan/World Bank Scholarship



Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst


Kölner Gymnasial- und Stitungsfonds

The Kościuszko Foundation

La Caixa Foundation

(only for students who receive an admission to study at the London School of Economics)

LSE Graduate Support Scheme

LSE Grant making bodies A-Z

Leonardo da Vinci Stipendium

Masters Grants for students from developing countries (Ghent University)

Master Mind Scholarship (Ghent University)


Mellon Foundation

NATO - Scientific and Environmental Affairs Division

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

Netherlands organisation for international cooperation

Oesterreichischer Austauschdienst

Oticon Foundation

Otto Benecke Stiftung e.V.

Peter Fuld Stiftung

The Polish-American Freedom Foundation

The Polish-US Fulbright Commission

Polska Academia Nauk


Reemtsma Begabtenförderungswerk

Researcher's Mobility Portal Poland

Robert Bosch Stiftung


Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften


Scholarships for citizens from developing countries - Ignacy Łukasiewicz scholarship programme

Scholarships for students from Eastern Partnership and from post-Soviet countries

Scholarship Information Search


Scholarship providers

Stefan Batory Foundation

Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft

Stiftung zur Förderung des Bildungssystems



Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes - Eastern Europe

SU Scholarships

Swedish Institute (VISBY)

International Visegrad Fund

Visegrad Scholarship Programme

WEBB scholarship