MEME asks a participation fee from all its students. The amount asked depends on the country of origin of the student. In this, we follow the classification of the EU, which classifies students as either Category A (= students from so-called ‘Partner Countries’) and Category B (= students from ‘Programme Countries). Roughly speaking, Category B refers to EU students (EU plus a few other countries) while Category A refers to non-EU students.
The MEME participation fee amounts to € 9,000 per year for Category A students and to € 4,500 per year for Category B students. This fee includes all tuition fees that have to be paid when registering at a MEME partner university (including Harvard University) and which give students access to all university facilities, such as libraries, ICT infrastructure, or labs and working places. For Category A students studying in Groningen or Uppsala, participation in MEME is a bargain, since the tuition fees to be paid by non-EU students are up to twice as high as the MEME participation fee (which includes this tuition fee).
In addition, the MEME participation fee covers the costs of an insurance policy with international coverage, the costs of one language course per semester, and many other costs associated with participating in MEME courses, excursions or summer schools. The participation fee does not cover expenses for travelling and accommodation, although in some cases such expenses will be sponsored by MEME (see the MEME Study Guide for details).
Self-funding students who cannot afford the full MEME participation fee can apply for a partial (50%) participation fee waiver. The number of such waivers per cohort is limited. For more detailed information students should contact the administrative coordinator of MEME.