MSc in SAfe and REliable Nuclear Applications (SARENA)

Fees and scholarships

Erasmus Mundus scholarship

The SARENA programme offers approx. 15 scholarships per intake (i.e., 2019-21, 2020-22, 2021-23, 2022-24) paid by the Erasmus Mundus program for students from Programme Countries and Partner Countries

  • Programme Countries: Member States of the European Union (EU) and Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Turkey, Serbia, United Kingdom.
  • Partner Countries: all other countries

Furthermore, the programme offers 1 to 2 scholarships per intake for citizens of the following countries:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Cambodia, DPR Korea, Egypt, Georgia, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, and Vietnam.

Other scholarships

If you are not chosen as a recipient of one of our Erasmus Mundus scholarships, there are plenty of other ways to fund your studies:

1) For funding opportunities, the first places to check are the Ministry/Department of Education in your home country. 

2) You also can find at the following address a whole range of scholarships offered to international students wishing to study in France:

3) For women: the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme

4) For students from developing countries studying in sustainable energy development: The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership Scholarship

Participation costs

The SARENA participation cost is covered by the Erasmus Mundus scholarship through the participation costs for two years (24 months). Moreover, Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders will get subsistence, travel and installment costs as outlined below.

  Students from
Programme Countries
Students from
Partner Countries
Participation Costs 9,000€
(covering  fees for 2 years and health insurance)
(covering fees for 2 years and health insurance)
Subsistance Costs 1,000€/month (for 24 months) 1,000€/month (for 24 months)
Travel and Installment Costs max. 7,000€ max. 7,000€

NOTE: Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to the scholarship holders for the EMJMD periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence, nor to scholarships holders from a Partner Country for the EMJMD periods exceeding one trimester (i.e. 3 months or the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner Country.

Example: A spanish student holding a scholarship for the study track RWMD cannot obtain contributions to subistence costs for semester 2, when the studies will be given at the Polytechnical University of Madrid.

Participation costs for self-financed/other scholarships applicants

Participation cost for the tracks have to be paid to the coordinator of program. These cost include a mandatory healtyh insurance that will cover the student on the full path way of his study track.

  Students from
Programme Countries*
Students from
Partner Countries**
Participation Costs 9,000€  for two years 18,000€ for two years


Living expenses

Living Costs are difficult to quantify precisely since they also depend on the personal lifestyle.
Therefore the following numbers of the expenses per month (in euros) should only be taken as a guideline.

Accommodation 460€
Food 180€
Local Transport 40€
Other Expenses 170€
Total (per month) 850€


Graduation ceremony 2017