MSc in SAfe and REliable Nuclear Applications (SARENA)

Fees and scholarships

⇒ !IMPORTANT! : Information may be subject to change before the next application period opens in October.

Erasmus Mundus scholarship

⇒ !IMPORTANT! : Due to the Erasmus Mundus 6-year-project cycle -and the overlap of two project cycles during the 2023-2025 intake-, the SARENA consortium CANNOT offer any Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the 2023-2025 intake!

The SARENA programme offers approx. 15 scholarships per intake (i.e., 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), Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey, and the 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:


Participation costs

SARENA participation costs are covered by the Erasmus Mundus scholarship for two entire 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 the 2nd semester at the Polytechnical University of Madrid.


Participation costs for self-financed/other scholarships applicants:

Participation costs for the tracks have to be paid to the coordinator of program. These costs include a mandatory healtyh insurance that will cover the student during the entirety 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 200€
Local Transport 50€
Other Expenses 190€
Total (per month) 900€


Graduation ceremony 2017