The cost of the Program is € 9.975 (2013-2014) per semester, and includes tuition, bench fee and cost of accommodation for the duration of the research period (one semester). The tuition fee also includes: a EuroScholars European orientation program, a local orientation program, student ID-card, use of student facilities at the university (such as access to internet and access to libraries), and research facilities. The cost of the program is the same at all institutions and for all research projects. Not included in the fee are costs that vary per university and are related to the administrative processes such as residence permit applications. Applying students can enquire with the host university what the estimated amounts of these costs are.
Accommodation is included in the cost of the program. Each of the participating institutions offers good quality accommodation which is especially reserved for students, participating in the EuroScholars program. Accommodation will be mostly private rooms with shared kitchen, bathroom and/or shower facilities. The housing is, in most cases, close to the city center and either in walking distance or reachable through public transportation to the university campus.
Upon acceptance at one of the institutions, students will be informed about their accommodation. Please look at the university’s housing website (provided in each university profile) for more detailed information. Some institutions might ask for a deposit for the housing that will be returned if the room is delivered in good state afterwards. Please note that deposits are not included in the fee. Students have to pay these separately themselves.
Depending on the host country, an additional amount of approx. € 450-500 per month should be counted for. (Excluding Health Insurance and depending on the individual spending habits). Please check the university profile for relevant information.
Adequate health insurance is obligatory during the period of study abroad. International students are personally responsible for buying their own health insurance with international coverage. Since Health Insurance requirements may differ per country, please check the university profile for relevant information on how to obtain such insurance through the website.
EuroScholars students are advised to check with the host institutions whether other insurances are mandatory or strongly advised. University websites usually provide information for international students on this subject.
Visa and Residence Permit
Depending on the nationality of the student and the country the student will spend his/her study period, different rules may apply for obtaining the necessary visa and residence permit documents.
Please refer to the university profile for information on how to obtain the right documents and refer to your host institution coordinator upon acceptance for assistance with applying for your visa or permit. Some institutions might ask for a deposit for the visa/residence permit application. Please note that deposits are not included in the fee. Students have to pay these separately themselves.
Please inquire at the home institution for available scholarship options. Some EuroScholar partners may have scholarships available but those may not apply specifically for this program.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, the
EuroScholars program will offer several
EuroScholar Awards in the amount of € 500 each.
All participants with a 3.5 GPA are eligible and
automatically considered for an award upon
acceptance to a EuroScholars research project.
There is no additional application required.
The MidStay Program: European Orientation
During the semester, all students will be invited for a 'European Orientation' at one of the participating institutions. Students will be introduced to “Europe” by lectures on different European aspects, like cultures, languages, politics, etc. Moreover, students will have a chance to meet each other in another setting and learn form each other’s experiences. The cost of travel and lodging is born by the program. Accepted students will be informed on the dates and location of the European Orientation before their departure to Europe.
At all institutions students will receive a student-ID card and therefore, have access to the libraries and to internet and email either at their home address or in the central university buildings. Counseling services are available at all institutions.
The sports facilities welcome any international student who would like to participate in group or individual sport activities. European Universities have student societies, the kind of organization, goal and activities differ from institution to institution.
Orientation at the Host Institution (in relation to integration, experiencing the country and its culture)
To assist students with integration in their new living environment and different culture, most host institutions will offer an orientation program at the beginning of the academic semester. Please refer to the university profiles for more details on the program and possible other opportunities for integration and meeting other students. The contact person of the host institution may also be approached for more information.
EuroScholars - firstname.lastname@example.org - 1-800-980-0033
European Office at Leiden University - Gravensteen, Pieterskerkhof 6 - PO Box 9500, 2300 RA - Leiden, the Netherlands
USA Office - c/o GlobaLinks Learning Abroad - 12050 N. Pecos St, Suite 320 - Westminster, CO 80234 - USA