Participation fees for the MEME programme are as follows:
- Non-EU / EEA * citizens: € 8,000 per year
- EU / EEA * citizens: € 4,000 per year
Participation fees cover tuition fees at all partner universities, university administration costs, insurance and language courses. Literature, accommodation, EU travel and fieldwork are not included in the participation fees. For students that do not hold a scholarship, partial waivers of the tuition fees will be available.
* EEA = Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland
The European Commision will grant a number of scholarships to highly qualified students to participate in the MEME programme. The selection procedure for these scholarships will be carried out by the Admission and Examination Committee of the MEME programme. Each year, a maximum of number scholarships will be awarded to participating students; for instance in 2012 there were 7 scholarships for category A students and 4 scholarships for category B students. Often the EU has “country windows” to which they award additional category A scholarships, e.g. “Western Balkans and Turkey Window” only for students from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia and Turkey. Please note that the number of scholarships and additional scholarships for counrty windows does change each year, and is depending on available budget of the EU!
Scholarships for both categories of students will cover all participation costs for the MEME programme, including tuition fee, insurance, language courses and summer schools. In addition, scholarships include the following:
- Category A scholarships: A monthly allowance of € 1,000 and a yearly contribution to travel and installation costs of € 4,000.
- Category B scholarships: A monthly allowance of € 500. There is a possibility to get a travel and installation costs of € 1,500.
The EU requires that we maintain a geographical balance of admitted students that receive a scholarship: no more than two students from a single country may receive a scholarship for the MEME programme.
Prospective students can apply for scholarships here.