The tuition fees for the Master's program "European and International Law" amount to 5,600 € per academic year (2,800 € per semester). The fees cover tuition, the use of the institution library and the computer work space in the library. Moreover, paper copies as well as some extracurricular activities like day trips are covered by the fee, longer trips are partly subsidized. Accommodation, transport and board are however not included.
In addition, an administrative fee is payable to Saarland University each semester.
Payment of this fee entitles students to an ID card ("Semesterticket"), which authorizes free use of almost all public transportation within the Saarland for a period of six months.
A studio apartment in student accommodation or a room in a shared student house costs approximately 300 €, inclusive of additional charges and electricity.
A telephone and internet connection is also frequently included, however not always! Students should expect to spend approximately another 350 € on board, that is, food (there are many discount supermarket chains in Germany, such as Aldi, Lidl, Netto and Penny, where food can be bought at bargain prices; on the other hand, those not interested in cooking will not go hungry - affordable meals can be bought at the Mensa on the University campus), TV (please be aware that you must pay a TV and radio licence fee – more information on www.rundfunkbeitrag.de), mobile phone costs (several phone providers offer cheap prepaid phone cards), books, leisure activities, medicine etc.
Students often benefit from discounts, for example at the cinema and theatre and also, perhaps less expectedly, for subscriptions to magazines, train tickets or flights. It is always worth asking! Within Germany, presentation of your student ID Card will suffice, however if you are planning to go abroad you may wish to acquire an "International Student Identity Card" (ISIC). This identity card is recognized world-wide and opens the door to discounts in over 130 countries. It costs 15 EUR, is valid for a period of 12 months and can be purchased at student travel agents, student organisations and student unions.
More information on https://www.isic.de/home-en/.
We have compiled an overview of selected scholarship programs for you to apply for.
Please note that the Europa-Institut does not award any scholarships. An application for any of the mentioned scholarships is the sole responsibility of the student and has to be initiated and completed individually by the student.
The websites www.mystipendium.de and www.scholarshipportal.com offer you the possibility to select the scholarships you are interested in and to specify them according to your country.
In your home country there is often a wide range of scholarships available from the respective governments or their foreign ministries.
There is also the possibility to apply for a scholarship in Germany. Please see the following selection of institutions or places to which you may apply.
We would like to point out that last minute scholarship applications i.e. those made at the beginning or during your studies at the Europa-Institut, will not be successfull due to time constraints involved in the application process.
Information on the respective application processes can be found on the homepage of the respective institutions:
The European Commission offers scholarship for Master's degree students via Erasmus+.
More Information can be found on:
The DAAD offers scholarships to applicants of all nationalities. For more information see their database via https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/
More information on scholarships for postgraduates can be found here: www.daad.de/go/de/stipa50026200.
Saarland University with the support of the StudienStiftungSaar is once again awarding so-called Deutschlandstipendien this year. Supported by the StudienStiftungSaar and the alumni association EVER e.V., the Europa-Institut receives two scholarships for its Master's program in European and International Law.
The program Civil Society Leadership Awards (CLSA) of the Open Society Foundations offers scholarships for outstanding academics from a specific list of countries. For more information on the CLSA program, see https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/civil-society-leadership-award-20160708
Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes