Tuition and Scholarships

The following tuition fees are applicable to those enrolled
in the PhD programme for the 2021-2022 academic year:

  • First year: €8000 *
  • Subsequent years: €4000 *

The tuition fee includes all programme-related costs. This excludes books, specific research costs, travel costs, accommodation, and visa or residence permit costs. * No rights may be derived from the fees published here.


Each year we will distribute a limited number of scholarships and tuition waivers to accepted fellows. However, due to limited funds, we encourage students to apply for a variety of other scholarships. For more information you can visit the scholarships pages of the university website. You can also check for grants and scholarships at

The basic cost of living in the table below is around 1000 euro per month. We will ask you to indicate to us how you will fund your 36 months of enrollment in the programme, as part of the acceptance requirement. You will not need to include this proof in your application; we will contact you in case we need the information.

USA Students

Students from the USA are now entitled to use the USA direct loan system when they apply to Maastricht University education programmes. This concerns BA, MA and PhD students. For more information, please visit :