Financial aspects

1)    What kind of financial aid is available for the 2017-2019 cohort?
Mundus MAPP is unable to offer Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for students joining the program in 2017. At the same time continues to offer institutional scholarships.
Candidates interested in being considered for financial aid must submit their application by February 1, 2017.

2)    How much is the tuition fee? How do I pay it?
The tuition fees are 11,000 EUR/academic year, therefore 22,000 EUR in total for the two years. Tuition is paid in two instalments per year and candidates are instructed on how to make a payment to the Mundus MAPP consortium in the letter of acceptance they receive in case they are offered a place in the program.

3)    Is US federal student loan available for US students to undertake their studies in Mundus MAPP?
US federal student loans are available for the academic years which students spend at CEU or at the University of York. ISS and IBEI are unfortunately not eligible institutions for federal loans at the moment.

4)    What other costs should I expect to confirm enrollment?
Scholarship recipients will be asked to pay a deposit of 500 EUR to confirm their enrollment. 300 EUR of this will be refunded upon enrollment and 200 EUR will be kept as a damage deposit for students starting their studies at CEU, and will be refundable at the end of the first academic year if no damage was caused by the students. Students who start their studies in the ISS will get the whole deposit back upon enrollment. For applicants who accept the scholarship offer and pay the deposit now but in the end do not take up their place in the program the deposit will not be refunded.

Self-funded students will be asked to pay a deposit of 500 EUR to confirm their enrollment, of which 300 EUR will already count towards the first installment of the tuition fee. For students who have confirmed their place of study but do not enroll, the General Deposit is not refundable.
Students enrolling in the ISS will be requested to present a financial statement.

5)    What other costs should I expect upon enrolment, and how much should I budget for living expenses?
Regarding the estimated costs of living, candidates are advised to consult the webpages of the universities in which they will enroll, in particular:

CEU - http://www.ceu.edu/studentlife/onlineorientation/costofliving
ISS - http://www.iss.nl/prospective_students/fees_and_costs/
IBEI - http://www.ibei.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=27&lang=en
YORK - http://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/living-costs/

All students should expect to cover the following expenses as well:

- study visit, in the range of 5-800 EUR (depending on the students' choice of destination), taking place in the spring term of year 1
- travel and visa costs between students’ home countries and the consortium countries, and when moving to year 2 university

The partner universities may charge additional fees in addition to the tuition fee:

CEU: 62,700 HUF enrollment fee for the academic year spent at CEU
ISS: no additional charges
IBEI: PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER.
YORK: no additional charges

6)    Can you suggest alternative sources of funding?
Sorry, we are unable to suggest alternative sources of funding but encourage our applicants to check online scholarship databases, international organizations, funding opportunities available from their home government or employer.

Applicants who do not wish to be considered for financial aid and submit their application by November 20, 2016 will receive an early decision on their application before December 20 which may allow them to raise funding for their studies during the following 5 months.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.