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Tuition for the Master of Advanced European and International Studies - Applied European Policy and Governance Studies is 8,900 €.


This sum covers the following:
  • All mandatory and optional courses, workshops, coaching and mentoring activities of the programme
  • Accommodation in Berlin
  • All programme-related travels during the academic year
  • Study trip to Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg: travel and accommodation
  • Participation in international seminars organised by CIFE and in conferences organised specifically for CIFE students
  • Access to libraries in each study destination
  • Free Wi-Fi access in all study locations; computer access in Nice and Berlin
  • Administrative costs during the whole academic year

This sum does not cover:

  • Students will have to pay the CVEC (“Cotisation vie étudiante et campus”), compulsory for all students in France. For your information, for 2023/2024, the CVEC amounts to 100 €.

  Other fees and living expenses to be taken into consideration:

  • Students have to cover the travel costs from their home town to the study location at the beginning and at the end of the academic year.
  • Visa fees, where necessary, are the student’s responsibility.
  • In Nice and Canterbury the accommodation is the students' responsibility. CIFE can provide a list of addresses and advise students on finding accommodation in Nice.
    - In Nice the costs for accommodation range between 250 € (for a room in a student residence) and 600 € per month (private students residences or shared flat).
    - In Canterbury, students may rent a postgraduate room on the campus of the University of Kent for £600-650 per month.
  • Students have access to the university restaurants in Canterbury.
  • All students have to give proof of holding an international health insurance for all countries in which the programme takes place (France, UK, Germany/European Union)

Health insurance in France 
French students will remain registered with the "Caisse Primaire d'Assurance Maladie" of their place of residence.
Foreign students (non-EU) will have to get registred (free of charge) in the French social security system on
EU/EEA or Swiss nationals may request a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from the social protection body in their home country.
* To complete the registration in the French social security system, students will have to open a French bank account.


There are different ways of funding your studies.

Scholarships from various organisations:
Scholarships covering the total or partial costs of tuition and living expenses can be granted by different organisations depending on the nationality of the applicant. These scholarships are not coordinated by CIFE and students are therefore advised to inquire about them on their own initiative. 
There is also a limited number of scholarships that can be awarded by CIFE to qualified candidates who are not able to cover the cost of their studies. 

  • In some countries candidates may obtain scholarships from their universities or from different organisations and associations, national and international. If you want to apply for a scholarship to these institutions, please contact them directly.
  • Scholarships from the French Government can also be awarded to foreign students. Candidates should contact the cultural services at the French Embassy in their country where they may obtain useful information on the procedures to follow. The deadline for applications for scholarships from the French Government is the end of the calendar year preceding the academic year you apply for. 
  • For more information on scholarships please visit Campus France, an operator of the French state that manages scholarships granted by both the French and foreign governments to foreign students staying in France .
  • Students who hold a French social security number can apply for the housing allowance provided by the French state, CAF (Only in French)
  • Candidates can also request student loans from banks  in their country of residence.

Please note that unfortunately French students enrolled at CIFE cannot apply for a CROUS scholarship.

CIFE Scholarship Fund: 
Candidates who are not able to obtain a scholarship from one of the above mentioned organisations may ask for financial aid from CIFE. Three scholarships are available for candidates who are not able to cover the costs of their studies and stay:
1. Study scholarships from the CIFE Fund for a partial reduction of study fees.
2. Monthly scholarships to cover a part of the living costs.
3. Canterbury accommodation scholarships to cover a part of the cost of accommodation at the University of Kent during the second term of the programme.

To be eligible for these scholarships, the candidate must:
1. Fulfill all admission requirements
2. Show a strong commitment to the idea of the programme
3. Be unable to obtain any other form of financial aid (private or government fellowships, personal income, parents’ help, etc.)

Application procedure:
Candidates for the scholarship(s) must submit their application form (to be found at the end of the page) to CIFE accompanied by the documents mentioned below. The supporting documents may be written in English, French or German. Documents in other languages need to be translated into English, French or German.

1. A letter giving detailed information relating to personal resources (for example: Do you have any brothers and sisters? Are they still studying? Outline your various daily expenditures. Do you live with your parents? Do your parents have to provide for anybody else? etc.)

2. All documents proving that your request is justified (for example, your bank statements, a letter stating the annual income of your parents, etc.)

Please note that it is recommended that you send the scholarship application together with the general application. If you are applying online, please send the scholarship application together with the required documents as soon as possible after you have submitted your online application before the deadline. 
A scholarship committee will decide about the scholarship application, independently of the decision about the acceptance of your application taken by the admissions committee.

Only students applying for CIFE's MAEIS Applied European Policy and Governance Studies are eligible to receive these scholarships.

Application form:
CIFE Fund Scholarship        or   


You can send the application with all the supporting documents by e-mail to or by regular mail to: 

 CIFE - Institut européen • European Institute
 Student Services / Applied European Policy and Governance Studies
 81, rue de France -  06000 Nice, France

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