Scholarships and Finances


The GEM programme hasapproximately 15 full scholarships per intake from Erasmus +, but candidates may also apply for other types offunding/scholarships to enter the GEM programme. For self-funded students werefer you to the financial information mentioned below.


If you wish to apply for an Erasmus+ (EMJMD) scholarship, please note the following: 

If you apply online before 15th March 2021, your application will automatically be considered for an Erasmus+ scholarship.

Candidates who have applied for an Erasmus+ fellowship will be provisionally notified of the outcome by 1st May 2021. Following approval by the EU, the final outcome will be confirmed by 31st May 2021.

Note that Erasmus+ adhere to the following clauses regarding  their scholarship funding:

  • The scholarship holder declares not to have benefited from a previous  EMJMD scholarship or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course/Joint Doctorate scholarship.
  • The scholarship holders commits not to benefit from another EU funded scholarship scheme to follow the same EMJMD course and this for the entire period of the course.
  • The financial suppport shall be repaid by the scholarship holder in case of fraud or false declaration.


Candidates who wish to apply for alternative scholarships (for example, Netherlands Fellowship Programme, World Bank, etc.) may have to observe early deadlines and an early application is recommended.

Some other scholarship options can be found here, but note that each scholarship provider has its own requirements and may not necessarily be suitable for you/your study.


Approximately 15 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) Scholarships are offered each year. EMJMD scholarships will offer funding for the duration of a maximum of 24 months and provide the following: 

*Travel allocation  will not be transferred to thestudents, the coordinating HEI will arrange the travel (e.g. train/flighttickets purchase) **Please use the Distance Calculator 

Below a visual overview for more clarity:


The difference between a partner and programme country is explained more in detail here

Financial overview for Self-funded Students

If you apply for the GEM Master's on a self-financing basis, you must meet the hosting university's deadline.
For non-EEA (VISA) nationalities 1 May. For European nationalities 1 July (this can vary from university to university).

Non-EU students (self-funding)

Tuition fee whole course 24 months

€ 18,000.00

Additional costs
(Dutch visa, materials and sundry costs (such as passport photos, smart card deposit))

€ 400.00

Insurance whole course 24 months

Having ahealth insurance is mandatory. The calculation is based on AON ICS Complete+insurance. Please see the minimum requirement for the Health and AccidentInsurance Coverage of EMJMD students here 

€ 1270.00

Living allowance for 24 months (incl. housing)

€ 21.541.44


€ 41,211.44

EU students (self-funding)

Tuition fee whole course 24 months

€ 18,000.00

Additional costs
(material and sundry costs (such as passport photos, smart card deposit))

€ 400.00

Insurance whole course 24 months
Having a health insurance is mandatory. The calculation is based on AON ICS Complete+ insurance.

€ 1270.00


€ 19.670.44

* Fees are in euros and are subject to change.
** Living expenses are estimated at approximately € 850.00 per month, but may be slightly higher or lower depending on the country where you study.
* For EU students: for an estimation of monthly living costs, we refer you to the Student services page where you may find information about the living costs per partner country 

Special remarks: 

  • For all student contracts, self-funding students should note that any  costs for fieldwork, (international/local/ inter-European) travel are at the students own expenses.
  • For student contracts with EU students: Please ensure that you have sufficient means of financial support (approximately € 850.00 per month to cover costs of living and accommodation. As an EU citizen these costs do not need to be paid in advance.
  • For non-EU Living allowance for 12 months (including housing):  Living allowance for 12 months has to be paid because of the residence permit procedure in the Netherlands for non-European students. This monthly allowance will be transferred to the bank account of the student on a monthly basis. 
  • Payment in installments:  Payment in installments is not possible for non-EU students because of the rules for residence permit in The Netherlands. For EU students payment in installments is possible.