Finances

 
  1. Do I have to pay tuition fees abroad?
  2. Why and how should I apply for a grant?
  3. Is it possible to keep my national grant/scholarship during the exchange?
  4. Can I receive a grant for attending preparatory language courses?
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1. Do I have to pay tuition fees abroad?

In the ERASMUS system, exchange students should not have to pay fees (for tuition, registration, examinations, access to rehearsal rooms/studios and library facilities, etc.) to the host institution. However, exchange students should take into account that small fees may be charged for certain costs, such as insurance, student unions, the use of photocopiers, recording products, etc. on an equal basis with local students. It is vital to draw up a budget at a very early stage. Keep in mind that it is not always possible to get a work permit abroad.
If you decide to do a study-abroad period outside the framework of an exchange programme, please take into account that substantial tuition fees could apply.
 

2. Why and how should I apply for a grant?

Even if you do not have to pay tuition fees, an exchange will cost much more than studying at your home institution. You will have to pay for travel, visa and permits, insurance, housing, etc. Your international office/contact person can inform you if there are grant possibilities. You can also obtain information from the embassy of the host country or from the Internet.
 

3. Is it possible to keep my national grant/scholarship during the exchange?

In the ERASMUS system, you can continue to use your national grant/scholarship, as you stay registered in the home institution. The international office/contact person of your institution can provide more information.
 

4. Can I receive a grant for attending preparatory language courses?

ERASMUS students leaving for countries where the national language is less widely used and taught may be provided with additional financial support to attend and European Intensive Language Preparatory Course (EILPC) in the host country prior to the normal ERASMUS study period. Such additional support may only be awarded to students selected for an ERASMUS study period abroad, with priorities being given to candidates with longer study periods. You international office can inform you about language grants outside the ERASMUS programme.