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costs of the IMBRSea program


Tuition Fees*

The IMBRSea tuition fees are set at:

  • €4500 per year for EU applicants
  • €9000 per year for non-EU applicants

Tuition fees are kept as low as possible. Every year partial tuition fee waivers are granted of €1000 per student per year for EU applicants and €4500 for non-EU applicants resulting in the following fees:

  • €3500 per year for EU applicants
  • €4500 per year for non-EU applicants

The annual tuition fees cover:

  1. Enrollment and tuition costs at local universities
  2. Joint School costs (2 weeks): food, accommodation
  3. Annual Symposium costs (1 week): food, accommodation

*currently under review for AY2023-24.

Payment of Fees

Upon admission to the program, you will receive an invitation to pay the first part of the tuition fee (1000 Euro), which must be paid within 2 weeks after the closing of each call. Once the payment is received, your place in the program is secured until August 1st 2020. The full tuition fee must be paid before August 1st 2021. Students who haven't paid within the mentioned time frames cannot participate and will be considered as dropouts.

Tuition fees for the second year must be paid before the start of the second academic year.


Living & Travel Costs

All students organise and finance their own accommodation, insurances, living, visa and travel costs while undertaking the IMBRSea program. These costs can be (partially) covered by a scholarship you may hold.

The cost of living differs from country to country. Please check the page of each partner university for more information.

Please ensure that you take into account all the traveling and the living costs that the program entails. Remember, it's an International Master and there is a lot of traveling involved. Make sure to make a good budget before starting.

The link above is an interactive tool that could help you when taking relocation decisions. The tool helps you to think through the following issues: relocating with or without a partner, with or without kids, commuting issues etc. The tool also uses cost of living data to put the financial impact in perspective.


Visa fees

Most of the visas have fees that might apply, depending on your nationality and mobility. Also, you will probably have to travel to the capital of the country you are in order to apply for the visa. Take that into account when you are thinking about the costs. Check with your local embassy for more information. The IMBRSea acceptance letters will also help you apply for the correct visa.


Required Funds for Non-European Students

In Europe, a student must have sufficient means of subsistence to cover their living costs, healthcare, study and repatriation costs. The minimum amount which a student must have to cover their costs is fixed and indexed each year. Non-European students will usually need to prove that they have the minimum amount of funds required to cover their costs in order to obtain a long-term visa or residence permit. For more information regarding the minimum amounts for each country, see the section regarding visa information here- /visa-information