Tuition & scholarships

To enroll in the part-time track of the PhD programme for the 2023-2024 academic year, the following tuition fees apply:

Year one:  € 9000
Subsequent years: € 7000

The tuition fees include all programme-related costs. It does not include costs associated with books, specific research costs, travel costs, visa and accommodation.


Currently, UNU-MERIT does not offer any scholarships for joining the part-time programme.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, we gladly assist you in this effort after you have been accepted into the programme, with recommendations and proof of enrollment. Before you have been accepted in the programme, we can only indicate that you have applied for the programme, and confirm your eligibility to participate in a PhD programme to the funding institute. However, we cannot offer letters of acceptance or letters of recommendation.

Students from the USA

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