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Tuition Fees, self-funded student

All students admitted to the LIVE programme shall be subject to tuition fees. The partner institutions have determined the level of fees in accordance with national and institutional regulations and procedures, and after the EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) acceptance, at 9000€ per year for selected non programme country (partner countries, including developing countries) students and 4500€ per year for selected programme country students. Self-funded students will be able to pay participation costs in three installments.

The students shall be financially responsible for:

  • Travel to and from the institutions they are attending during the length of the programme
  • Books, stationery, etc.
  • Travel documentation, visas, etc.
  • Travel, accommodation and general living expenses
  • Students associations membership fees
  • Registration at courses/activities which are not compulsorily included in the programme study 

The total cost of the LIVE programme for a self-funded student can be estimated as below:

  • Tuition fees: 9,000 euros per year per student to cover your university costs
  • Living costs: 1,400 euros per month to cover your life costs including installation, subsistence, travel and accommodation in Europe
  • Visa costs for non-European students living outside the Schengen area

Why students from a partner country have to pay higher participation costs?

The higher participation costs for students coming from a partner country accounts for special needs, including more expensive hiring and student's affairs services costs. However, applicants from a partner country should note that available scholarships grants are also higher for students from a partner country.

I cannot pay such participation costs, are scholarship grants available?

Participation cost (covering “tuition fees” and insurance) should not, in any case discourage you from applying if you have the required academic background. Very generous scholarships are available.

What do I pay for?

Participation costs that are charged to each student cover, for the entire duration of the LIVE programme, the costs related to:

  • Selection process;
  • Registration, and notably, local tuitions fees in hosting university;
  • Full access to LIVE curriculum (courses, offer of master thesis in the industry, exams, thesis examinations)
  • Social insurance and full insurance cover during the entire period of the programme;
  • Student' affairs services including administrative counseling, degree delivery, support for banking, housing, and immigration affairs;
  • Full access to any scientific courses offered by hosting universities;
  • Full access to hosting universities' libraries and online resources;
  • Full access to hosting universities services (culture, sports, health, …);
  • Dedicated local languages courses
  • Special tutoring / mentoring by an Academic Advisor; access to LIVE events and networking activities with industry and alumni.

Determine if you're from a Programme of Partner country:

Here is an indicative list of Programme and Partner countries.


Member States of the Member States of the European Union (EU)

Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom

Non EU Programme Countries

former Yugoslav, Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey



Partner countries neighboring the EU

Western Balkans (Region 1)

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia

Eastern Partnership countries (Region 2)

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Territory of Ukraine as recognized by international law

South-Mediterranean countries (Region 3)

Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia

Russian Federation (Region 4)

Territory of Russia as recognized by international law

Other partner countries

Region 5

Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City State, Switzerland

Region 6 Asia

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Region 7 Central Asia

Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Region 8 Latin America

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Region 9

Iran, Iraq, Yemen

Region 10

South Africa

Region 11 ACP

Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Cape Verde, Comoros, Bahamas, Barbados, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Cook Islands, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, East Timor, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu,  Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Region 12 Industrialized: Gulf Cooperation countries

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.

Region 13 Other Industrialized countries

Australia, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, (Republic of) Korea, Macao, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, United States of America.

Two additional rules apply to determine if you will be considered as from a Partner or Programme country:

The “single nationality rule”: students with a double nationality must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application. When applying for LIVE, you should choose one and only one nationality if you hold dual citizenship.

The “12 months rule”: applicants from Partner country but who have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in a Programme country will be considered as coming from a Programme country. The five-year reference period for this 12 month rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline (i.e. 27th of February 2015).

Please note that the legal basis and documentation that prevails for determining if you are from a Programme or Partner country is the English version and latest version of the Erasmus programme guide, pages 24 to 26 (valid as of 10/10/2014).

Updated on Aug 15, 2021