Finances


Tuition fees

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 party subsidized. Accommodation, transport and board are however not included.

Administrative fee

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.

Costs of living

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.

Discounts

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/.

Scholarships


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.

Apply in time for a scholarship!

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:

Starting in 2015, the European Commission is offering a full scholarship via Erasmus+.

More Information can be found on: 
http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/higher-education/masters-loans_en.htm

The DAAD offers scholarships to applicants of all nationalities. The grant is available to graduates intending to undertake a masters for 10-14 months and comprises 750 € per month. Further information is available at the local branches of the DAAD or at German diplomatic representations abroad. For details, consult the section "Home - Study in Germany - Support - Scholarship database" on the DAAD's homepage, accessible under www.daad.de.

The so-called "Deutschlandstipendien"  are endowed with 300 Euro a month and will support highly capable students. EVER e.V., the alumni organization of the Europa-Institut, is a supporter of the Deutschlandstipendium at Saarland University. Students of the Europa-Institut can apply via Saarland University for the scholarship. More information (in German) can be found here.

StudienStiftungSaar

The StudienStiftungSaar offers a scholarship to international students. More information can be found on www.studienstiftungsaar.de and www.facebook.com/StudienStiftungSaar

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung grants scholarships to foreign graduates / students with a completed degree. Further information can be found here.