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Tuition & Scholarships

Due to the Erasmus Mundus legislation the tuition fee for the whole two-year Mundus Journalism Masters programme is very competitive compared to other inter(national) MA-programmes. The tuition fee is €9.000/€18.000 for the whole two-year programme for EU/non-EU nationals respectively.

As the Mundus Journalism programme is selected by the EU to receive Mundus scholarships (€34.000/€47.000) for EU/non-EU nationals respectively***), the Mundus Journalism Consortium is able to offer a number of scholarships for the programmes running in 2017-2020. All Mundus Journalism students, who do not receive an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, can apply for an Erasmus+ stipend for the second year of the Mundus Journalism studies.

Each year we receive around 500 applications and admit 80-90 students. As we have 20 Erasmus Mundus scholarships for the 2017-19 programme we expect that 25% will be offered admission as scholarship students, while 75% will be offered admission as self-funded students. Only applicants being superior in all categories can expect to be offered admission as scholarship students. Students who already have a 2-year MA-degree cannot be granted a Mundus scholarship.

Some countries also offer Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans for Mundus Journalism students.

Tuition fee and Erasmus Mundus student scholarships for the 2017-19 programme

Applicant/student categoryTuition fee for the whole 2 year MAType of available Erasmus Mundus scholarshipsNo. of scholarships 2017-2019Scholarship benefits
Nationals from another country than the European Union Member States and Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liecthenstein

€18,000
(€4500 per semester)

Category A scholarships***15Max €47,000 for the 2-year programme to cover tuition, travel (varies with country of residence) and living costs. Free insurance
Nationals from Latin America*€18,000
(€4500 per semester)
Category A Latin American scholarships***3Max €47,000 for the 2-year programme to cover tuition, travel (varies with country of residence) and living costs. Free insurance
Nationals from the European Union Member States or from Switzerland, Iceland, Norway or Liecthenstein

€9000
(€4500 per semester)**

Category B scholarships****2Max €34,000 for the 2-year programme to cover tuition, travel (varies with country of residence) and living costs. Free insurance

* The programme has received special Erasmus Mundus scholarships for Latin American students in 2017-19 programme

** As these citizens are exempt from payment of tuition fees for the first year of studies in Aarhus

*** Students granted a Category A scholarship must comply with the 12 months rule: not to be a resident nor have carried out studies, training or work for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in the EU. The five-year reference period for this rule is calculated backwards as from the application submission deadline. If you do not comply with the 12 months rule, you can apply for a Category B scholarship

**** Students granted a Category B scholarship will have to study in the second semester at one of our global partner universities: University of California at Berkeley or Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile or University of Technology Sydney

General EU-rules for Erasmus Mundus scholarships

  • Students fulfilling the eligibility criteria for both Category A and B (students with a double nationality) must select the Category of their choice. As a result, they are only entitled to apply to one of the two categories of scholarships.
  • Students must have obtained a first higher education degree before the course start of the Mundus Journalism
  • Individuals who have already benefited from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a Master's programme are not eligible for a second scholarship for another Erasmus Mundus Master's programme
  • Students benefiting from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship cannot benefit from another European Commission grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus Master’s studies.

Erasmus+ stipend (all students can apply regardless of nationality)

All Mundus Journalism students (who do not receive an Erasmus Mundus scholarship) can apply for an Erasmus+ stipend for the second year of the Mundus Journalism studies.

Information and assistance on the Erasmus+ stipends will be provided at Aarhus University after course start. The stipend is about 230 Euros per month for 10 months. So far all eligible students have received this stipend.

Erasmus+ Master Degree Loan

Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans are EU-guaranteed loans with favourable pay-back terms that can help you finance your Master programme. 

The scheme is designed to support postgraduate students and protect them from student hardship with social safeguards including:

  • No need for collateral from students or parents, ensuring equality of access
  • Favorable interest rates
  • Pay-back terms that allow graduates up to two years to find work before beginning repayment.

Per 2016 the scheme is available through banks in Spain, France and UK, for outgoing students from these countries. As more banks from around Europe join the scheme, more destinations for postgraduate study will become available. 

Two-year tuition fee:

  • Non-EU students: €18000
  • EU students: €9000



Two-year scholarships:

  • Category A: Max €47,000
  • Category B: Max €34,000



Scholarship eligibility:

  • Category A eligible if:
    • You are not a resident of any of the 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein
    • You have not carried out your main activity (studies, work, private visits, tourism, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the 27 European Union Member States, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein
  • Category B eligible if:
    • You are a resident of any of the 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein
    • You are a non-EU student but you do not fulfill Category A requirements