TUITION FEES AND LIVING EXPENSES
Students will be charged a consortium fee of 9,500 EUR for the 2-year programme (European students) and of 26,000 EUR for the 2-year programme (Non-European students) to be admitted to the double degree programme. The consortium fee must be paid by the students to ISARA only.
Please note that this amount of consortium fee does not include living expenses, health insurance, residence permit and handling fees for the 1st year of the MSc in the Netherlands. In order to cover those study expenses, students are required to pay fees to Wageningen University directly.
Do not hesitate to check Wageningen University website for further explanation and details.
Students must not forget that they also need to have sufficient funds to finance the VISA and travel expenses.
Before the start of the semester, students must also pay for:
Year 1 and year 2:
- The Student Life Contribution Tax (CVEC): around 95 EUR per year.
This is a mandatory contribution for all students registered in a French institution, even for those who are not present in person at ISARA.
- The MSA Accident Insurance: approximately 130 EUR per year.
This insurance is aimed at covering potential work accidents when present in person at ISARA.
Students can estimate the living costs in the Netherlands on Wageningen’s website.
In France, the average budget for a student is around 650 EUR per month. To have an idea of living expenses in different French cities, you can check this website (unfortunately only available in French).
Tuition waiver & Scholarship
Terra Isara Foundation /!\ only after submitting the application to the program.
The application form is available while applying to the MSc programme.
After consideration of the student situation by the Terra Isara Committee, and according to the funds available and number of applicants, a tuition waiver or scholarship can be offered and may take several forms.
Students will have the opportunity to reapply for the second year. The amount of this tuition waiver or scholarship is subject to change if the student situation does change between year 1 and 2.
Deadline for this Terra ISARA tuition waiver or scholarship:
- February 1st (non-European students) — March 1st (European students)
Only a limited amount of tuition waiver or scholarship is available. Isara cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive financial support.
Campus France / Embassy / Ministry of Foreign Affairs scholarships
Please check also the Campus France / French Embassy / Ministry of Foreign Affairs website of your own country and scholarship programs. Campus Bourses
Erasmus+ Master Loans
Erasmus+ Master Loans allow students to apply for support for their Master’s studies abroad. Loans will be offered by participating banks and student loan agencies on favourable conditions to mobile students, including better than market interest rates and up to two years to allow graduates to get into a job before beginning repayment.
More information on the Erasmus
Study grants for Wageningen — For more information about grants for studying at Wageningen University please check the above website.
During your Master Thesis work (4th semester)
*Erasmus+ scholarship Internship (Ulyss scholarship)
Before the start of your Master Thesis work , you’ll have the possibility to apply to the Erasmus+ scholarship Internship (Ulyss scholarship). It is a grant proposed to students completing an internship in a company or a university during their studies.
To apply for this scholarship you will need to meet some requirements:
– First of all, your internship must have been validated by an agreement and signed by ISARA.
– If the internship does not take place in a company, you must ask an attestation confirming that your work is not funded by European funds.
– It must take place in a European country (except in Switzerland).
– Student cannot benefit from more than 12 months of Erasmus+ scholarship Internship (studies and internship) within the 2 years of the MSc programme.
– According to the amount of the internship allowance, student might not be able to benefit from this scholarship.
– You need to have a French or European bank account.
To apply or if you have any doubt about your eligibility do not hesitate to contact the education office. Your situation will be evaluated by the Scholarship Committee and you will be given a feedback as soon as possible.
If you take a master thesis work in the 4th semester which is offered by a French institution (even if this work is carried out outside France) then you are eligible to get a salary at a minimum of 550 Euros per month (for 6 months). This is a French law which applies also to foreigners. Several offers are proposed every year by different French institutions, however you may have to be flexible in your choice of topic and geographical area.
- In the event of a student being refused a visa Embassy or Consulate from the home university country, all tuition fees paid will be refunded to the student minus the deposit of 500 EUR upon receipt of the visa refusal letter from the authorities.
- In the event of a student not obtaining a grant, scholarship or student loan, all tuition fees paid will be refunded to the student minus the deposit of 500 EUR upon receipt of the refusal letter from the grant delivering authority.
- In the event of a student no longer wanting to come onto the program, and on the condition that the consortium is informed at least 1 month before the official start of the program, the following penalties will apply: a quarter of the tuition fees will be kept and the deposit of 500 EUR.
- In the event of no show or if the student does not respect the minimum notice period of 1 month, or leaving during the first semester, half of tuition fees will be refunded.
- If a student wishes to leave the program after the first semester no tuition fees will be refunded.