Tuition fees, scholarships
Full-time students admitted to this master’s program in 2013 will receive a tuition waiving scholarship. What does it mean? Students who complete a full-time study load (30 ECTS credits per semester) do not pay tuition fees. Those, who do not complete full-time study load per semester, have to pay tuition fee per missing credit point below the required 30 ECTS. The amount to be paid depends on the number of credits completed less than 30 ECTS. More detailed information will be available by the end of February. Earlier years have shown that most international students of our programme complete full time study load.
Regular programme fee is 4600 EUR/year and covers tuition, teaching materials, supervision and advising of thesis preparation.
Programme offers different scholarships and stipends:
- A number of tuition waiver scholarships are offered that cover full tuition fee for two years of the programme (8860 EUR). These scholarships will be awarded the best (academically) applicants based on results of their previous studies (in 2013: to all admitted students). This scholarship means that you do not pay tuition fee if you complete the full-time study load (see above). It does not mean that you will get any extra money. You do not need to apply for it. All admitted students are automatically considered for the tuition waiver scholarships.
- Students can get the Estonian Science Foundation stipends (up to 255 EUR/month) if they are linked to a research group (as most students are, for making their master’s thesis). You do not apply for these stipends in the sense of a formal application procedure. What you do: you talk to your supervisor/reserach group leader and if he/she has the ESF grant then the decision is in his/her hands, both in terms of actual amount and in terms of the period during which you get the stipend (we do not have an overview of who exactly gets this stipend, since the management and decision-making is in the hands of the research group leaders).
- Students can get Study allowances (ca 50 EUR/month) based on the study results. This possibility starts from the second semester. These become available starting from the second semester of your studies and the application period is in the beginning of the respective calendar year. We will inform you in due course. The application simply consists in making a click on a certain page in the UT Study Information System. The application is then valid for the remaining three semesters of your studies. So, 2nd year students do not need to reapply.
- There is also a possibility to be granted a monthly stipend of the programme “DoRa 9″. These are awarded to the best international students (i.e. not Estonian citizens or permanent residents) based on the study results. Preferably this stipend is awarded to the first year students. Those of you who get it will have it during the entire study year. Occasionally also second year students get it. You do not need to apply for the DoRa stipend – all AMS international students are automatically considered. The application is prepared by the programme director jointly with the international student service (Four AMS students get the DoRa stipend during 2011/2012 study year).