Fees and Scholarships

Students and Scholars

Participation in KEM Programme is possible either with a scholarship awarded by the Erasmus Plus programme, or as self-paid student.
The participation costs/tuition fees for the whole study period of four semesters are:

  • Self-funded / external funded students: 18 000 Euro
  • Participation with Erasmus+ scholarship: between 9 000 Euro (for programme country applicants) and 18 000 Euro (for partner country applicants)

What is included in participation fees?

The participation costs/tuition fees include participation in all classes offered within KEM’s curriculum; emergency and accident insurance according to the minimum requirements of the Erasmus+ Programme; support in administrative and organisational issues by the consortium partners; costs for enrolment at the consortium partner’s institutions; all examinations and issuing of the final diploma. There will be a budgeted sum for costs related with the thesis film production.

For holders of an Erasmus+ scholarship (all categories) all participation costs is covered by the scholarship.

What is not included in the participation fees?

The participation costs/tuition fees do not cover travel costs from country of origin, travel costs required for the mobility (to Lisbon for the 1st semester, to Edinburgh or Tallinn for the 2nd semester, to Lisbon for the summer school, to Edinburgh or Tallinn for the 3rd and 4th semester for the group that does not stay in Lisbon, and to one of the consortium schools for the graduation session)  travel documents (passport, visas), accommodation and living expenses, or other costs (e.g. study books, stationery, photocopies, etc.).

It is estimated that students will need between 600-1000€ per month living expenses for the 24 month duration of their studies.

Scholarship students will receive a “Contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs”. For more information on Erasmus+ scholarships see section Erasmus+ Scholarships.

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 favorable 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

The loan scheme will be established in cooperation with the European Investment Bank Group and will be gradually rolled out across the  Erasmus+ programme countries over the first few years of the programme.

Please get more information here: 


Other scholarships besides Erasmus+

As there are a limited number of Erasmus+ scholarships available, we invite you to take a look at other possibilities such as:

Estonia Scotland Lisbon and  scholarshipportal.com internationalscholarship.com.

Fees and Scholarships


Read the FAQ regarding the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for more information.

Students Films

Living cost by city

The numbeo.com site gives information about the cost of living and other useful information. Check it for more information about the cost of living in the 3 cities of our universities: LisbonEdinburgh 
and Tallinn.


You should check with the nearest consulate or embassy here to see what you must do to apply for a visa. As soon as you get accepted you should start the visa process, it may take some time so the sooner the better. 


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