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Study in two languages

Within the AMASE Master you do not only gain valuable knowledge in Materials Science and Engineering, you also learn two of the four most widespread European languages.

You study with local students and get to know the culture of your host countries, increasing your later job opportunities.

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Fees and Scholarships

participation costs, scholarships and monthly living

Here you find all information related to costs, scholarships, reimbursement, bank account and living costs at each university.

Participation costs

The participation costs for the AMASE Master Programme vary depending on your nationality and if your home country is part of the EU or not.

EU studentsNon-EU students
1500€ (per semester)4500€ (per semester)*

The participation costs depend on your nationality. In case you have both an European and a Non-EU passport, you will only have to pay 1500 € per semester.

*The participation costs for Non-EU students who started in the winter semester 2014/15 and in the winter semester 2016/17 will NOT change and therefore still amount to 4.000€ per semester. The participation costs rise to 4.500€ for Non-EU students starting their studies in the winter semester 2017/18.

Costs include

The following costs are included in the participation costs and can be reimbursed for all students (few exceptions):

  • Accident and health insurance (171€ per semester)
  • Registration fees (Note: registration fees are only paid for the university the student is currently studying at!)
  • Costs for the Integration Week and Professional Summer School, plus travel allowance (only for self-financers: 30€ to UL, 100€ to UPC, 200€ to LTU)
  • Self- financing students coming to the Saarland University in the 3rd Semester: reimbursement for one intensive language course
  • All students at Saarland University are exempt of an extra administration fee, called Verwaltungskostenbeitrag

To get a reimbursement, please download the reimbursement document fill in your data, sign and send it (with proof of payment if possible) to office@eusmat.net. We will then hand it in to the financial department and they will make the transfer.

Erasmus Mundus – categories

Erasmus Mundus is now part of Erasmus+.

Erasmus+ provides grants for a wide range of actions and activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. The programme gives students, trainees, staff and volunteers the opportunity to enhance their skills and employability by spending time abroad. You can find more detailed information on the official Erasmus+ website.

Depending on your nationality and/or the time you have lived in the EU, you will be seen as a Partner Country Student or as a Programme Country Student:

  • Programme Country Student: 
    European Nationality or  from Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
  • Programme Country Student:
    Having lived in the EU for more than 12 months by the time of the application or
    coming from a Non-European Country and never having lived in the EU for more than 12 months.
  • The travel costs you receive depend on the country you live in, not on your nationality or if you are a Partner or Programme Country Student.


In case you join the programme as a self-financing student, it is irrespective of whether you have ever lived in the EU or have an European Degree. It is also possible that you are on the reserve list for Erasmus Mundus as a Programme Country Student, but will be seen as a Partner Country Student if you attend as self-financer.

Example: You have lived in the EU for more than 12 months but do not have an European citizenship. In this case you are seen as a Programme Country Student during the Erasmus Mundus scholarship selection. However, if you join as a self-financing student, you will have to pay the participation costs for Non-European students (4500€). This is related to the different fees for EU and Non-EU students at some universities.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships – amount

The following table is valid for both Partner- and Programme Country students.

SubjectAmountForm of payment
Monthly subsistence24.000 EURPaid in monthly installments of 1.000 EUR
Installation costs*1.000 EURPaid at the beginning of the programme
Travel costs**Either 2.000 EUR, 4.000 EUR or 6.000 EURPaid in two annual installments
Participation costs***6.000 EUR or
18.000 EUR
Covered by Erasmus Mundus

*Installation costs are only paid to students resident in a Partner Country.

**Travel costs depend on the location of the student and are paid in two annual rates:

  • 2.000 EUR: the student’s location is one of the programme countries of Erasmus+.
  • 4.000 EUR: the student’s location is less than 4.000 km from the coordinating university (Saarbrücken, Germany).
  • 6.000 EUR: the student’s location is 4.000 km or more from the coordinating university (Saarbrücken, Germany).


*** Participation costs for Programme Country students are 6.000 €, for Partner Country students 18.000 €.
During the regular study period of 2 years, these costs are covered by the Erasmus+ scholarship and will be directly transferred to the coordinators. The students have to cover the participation costs for all additional semesters themselves. 

Erasmus+ scholarships

If you can not get an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and attend AMASE as a self-financing student, you may still receive financial support from the EU.

This is a regular Erasmus+ funding, which all students in Europe are eligible for by studying in another European country.

Although Erasmus+ is not equal to a full-scholarship, it is a mobility allowance which will help you cover your costs abroad. The amount depends on each country and varies between 250 – 350€ a month.

You may receive funding for your second year in AMASE, so the time you study at your Second University. In order to be eligible for said funding, you will have to apply for Erasmus+ at your Entrance University during the first year. Please contact the respective international office for more detailed information.

In case you start at UdS, please check the Erasmus+ information here.

Bank account

All participation fees for AMASE have to be transferred to UdS, because Saarland University is the coordinating institution.

The fees are to be paid by the beginning of each semester. Please note that you will not get your degree unless all costs have been paid.
Please transfer the participation costs to the following account:

Account holder:Universitaet des Saarlandes
City:Saarbruecken
Country:Germany
IBAN:DE19 5919 0000 0000 3300 00
BIC:SABADE5S
Subject:Name of the Student, AMASE – W515110501

For an overview of what your fees are spent on, see here: Structure of the participation costs.

Extra semester at UdS

Once you have obtained all required ECTS points after 4 semesters and ONLY the Master’s Thesis and the B2 proof of German are missing, you may study one additional semester without paying participation fees. In case you still have to obtain credit points, you will have to pay the regular fees.

Please note, in case you will need an extra semester, you will not be able to get a reimbursement of both semester fees and the health insurance.

Deposit

Self-financing students have to pay a deposit of 200 € until 15 June of the respective year for the Integration Week.
This deposit will be used as a commission for the Integration Week and is considered a part of the participation fees.
Since rooms have to be reserved and paid by the end of June, this deposit is raised as a guarantee that you will join both the Programme and the Integration Week. 
So if you have transferred the deposit and pay the rest of the fees, please subtract these 200 €.

Example: You come from outside the EU, the fees are 4500 € per semester for you.
1. You make one transfer of 200 € until 15 June. Then you make a second payment of 4300 € until the end of August.
2. Or you pay the whole fees of 4500 € in one transfer until 15 June.

Only if the transfer is made on time (before 15 June), we will make a reservation for you in the hostel.

Should you not be able to join the programme on short notice, but have already paid the deposit, we cannot reimburse these 200 €.

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