Tuition and scholarships

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the whole two-year Mundus Journalism master's programme is known to be low compared to other European MA programmes. Furthermore, you will not have to pay the entire amount at admission - instead the tuition fee will be invoiced in instalments of €4500 prior to each semester. For EU students the tuition fee will be invoiced for the second year of studies only, as there is no tuition for EU students at Danish universities due to national legislation.

Two-year tuition fee:

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

Scholarships

Each year we receive around 500 applications and admit up to 60-70 students. We offer 22 Erasmus Mundus scholarships for the 2020-22 programme, hence, around 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. You can apply for admission to the Mundus Journalism programme and for a Mundus scholarship within the same application process.

Students who have already graduated with a 2-year MA degree cannot receive a Mundus scholarship. However, you can still apply for the programme and be considered for self-funded admission.

The Erasmus Mundus scholarships cover tuition fees, insurance, a contribution to student travel and installation costs, as well as a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the study programme.

We offer Erasmus Mundus scholarships for students from Partner Countries of up to €49,000 - Category A on the application form

You can be considered for this type of scholarship if:

  • You are NOT a resident of any of the EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Serbia or former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
  • You must comply with the 12 months rule, i.e. you cannot have 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 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Serbia or former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
  • You fulfil the admission requirements and selection criteria.

We offer Erasmus Mundus scholarships for students from Programme Countries of up to €40,000 - Category B on the application form

You can be considered for this type of scholarship if:

  • You ARE a resident of any of the EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Serbia or former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
  • You are NOT a resident of any of the EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey or former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia BUT you have 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 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Serbia or former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
  • You fulfil the admission requirements and selection criteria.

Please note that you cannot receive this type of scholarship while studying at a Mundus Journalism university in your country of residence. E.g. if your country of residence is the Netherlands, you cannot receive an Erasmus Mundus scholarship while specialising in "Politics & Communication" at the University of Amsterdam for your second year of studies.

We also offer Erasmus+ stipends of up to €2500

  • All Mundus Journalism students, who do not receive an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, can apply for an Erasmus+ stipend for the second year of their Mundus Journalism studies. So far, all eligible students have received this stipend.
  • Information and assistance on the Erasmus+ stipend will be provided at Aarhus University after course start.

 

Alternative ways to fund your studies

If you are not chosen as a recipient of one of our scholarships, there are plenty of other ways to fund your studies.

For funding opportunities, the first places to check are the Ministry/Department of Education in your home, and host, countries. You may not be eligible for all government funding schemes in your chosen host country, so it’s important to thoroughly check opportunities in your home country first.

Here are some of the funding bodies that Mundus students have secured funding from in the past.

Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan Ministry of Education

Brunei: High Commission of Brunei Darussalam

Chile: CONICYT

Colombia: Colfuturo 

Czech Republic: Czech National Agency for International Education

Egypt: Ministry of Higher Education Egypt 

Ecuador: CONACYT

Germany: DAAD, Cusanuswerk (Catholic Church - only for German speakers)

Indonesia: Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LDPD), Ministry of Research technology and Higher Education

Iraq: Ministry of Higher Education Iraq 

Kazakhstan: JSC Centre for International Programmes, Bolashak 

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: MoHE Saudi Arabia 

Kuwait: Ministry of Higher Education Kuwait 

Malaysia: High Commission of Malaysia - Higher Committee for Education Development, Public Service Department Malaysia 

Mexico: CONACYT 

Nigeria: TET Fund 

Oman: Ministry of Higher Education Oman, Omani Embassy (London)

Trinidad and Tobago: High Commission of Trinidad and Tobago (London)

The Netherlands: NUFFIC - the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education

Philippines: Commission on Higher Education

United Arab Emirates: Emirates Foundation for Youth 

United Arab Emirates: Ministry of Higher Education United Arab Emirates 

Vietnam: Vietnam International Education Development 

General EU rules for Erasmus Mundus scholarships

  • Students fulfilling the eligibility criteria for both scholarship categories must select the Category of their choice.
  • Individuals who have already benefited from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a master's programme are not eligible for a second scholarship.
  • While students benefit from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, they cannot benefit from other European Commission grants.
  • Students must have obtained a bachelor's degree before course start of the Erasmus Mundus programme.
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Quote from our recent alumni survey
It was a blessing to receive the scholarship and strengthen my links with Europe. The knowledge and experience that I gained through my Mundus master's is irreplaceable. Thank you!

Quote from Noor Anwar who graduated in 2016 in Amsterdam

"I secured 500 EUR funding by applying for The Holland Scholarship - an initiative of NUFFIC. I actually applied for the merit scholarship at the University of Amsterdam and when I was applying it said should we also submit this application to other scholarships in the Netherlands and i just literally clicked OK and I didn't get the merit one from the Uni but I got this one!"

Quote from Nathaniel Melican who graduated in 2019 in London

"I applied for a scholarship with the Mundus Journalism programme in 2014, in time for the 2015-2017 intake and was offered a self-funded spot in the programme. Not wanting to miss this opportunity, I accepted the place and planned my next steps. If I was going to take this opportunity, I would have to raise funds for it. This article from the Guardian really helped give me courage and look for funding sources. I wrote to local foundations, government bodies, non-profits, philanthropists, and more."

Quote from Louise Mugabo who is currently studying in Swansea

"Without Cusanuswerk, I couldn't have studied the Mundus Journalism programme because I knew that both, Denmark and Wales where I am taking the specialism year, are pretty expensive countries to live in and the support from Cusansuwerk helps me to make ends meet here too. But above all, I am thankful for the big chance of having them pay my tuition fees."