Costs and funding
Approximate Costs Overviews
For the second year (winter and summer semester) it is necessary to stay registered as a student at the TU Darmstadt. Therefore, students should pay the enrolment fees in TUD as also in their second year university.
Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. Erasmus Mundus scholarships cover the tuition fees, health insurance and compulsory administrative/operational costs. They are available to a limited number of outstanding applicants, in two categories:
Category A – awarded to students who are nationals of a third country (all countries outside the EU member states, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and Iceland), who have not carried out their main activity (studies, research or work) for more than 12 non-consecutive months over the last five years in one of the 27 EU member states, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland. (Switzerland and Western Balkan countries are third country students and are eligible for this category).
Category B – awarded to students who are nationals of one of the 27 European member states, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey or Iceland or any third country students who have spent at least 12 (non-consecutive) months, over the last five years, working, studying or doing research in one of the 27 EU Member States, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey or Iceland.
Since the Erasmus Mundus scholarship is highly competitive, the chance of approval is typically between 5 and 10%. The principal eligibility criteria can be found at the EU website and our FAQ page. In order to apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, please check the 'How to apply' section.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Applicants for a DAAD scholarship are advised to apply for the urban-studies MSc course 'International Cooperation and Urban Development' and submit their Master thesis in Darmstadt. They are still eligible for the double degree if they spend one semester at our partner universities. Please consult the DAAD website for further information.
BAföG. The Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (BAföG) provides financial help to German students and to foreigners who have the perspective to remain in Germany. For more information for TU Darmstadt students, see here.
Other German foundations and donors. Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD); Boell Foundation; Friedrich Ebert Foundation; Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung; Friedrich Naumann Foundation; Evangelische Entwicklungsdienst; Hans-Böckler-Stiftung; Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung.
Other scholarships. Mundus Urbano self-financed students are encouraged to look for third-party funding, such as national scholarships provided by employers, governments and foundations in their country of origin. International scholarship schemes are listed on specialized websites, such as Scholarship Search,International Scholarships and The World Bank, among others.