Budget Simulator

Typical Expenses

  • Tuition (for entire program): 18 000 EUR (Partner country applicants) or 9 000 EUR (Programme country applicants) – see Costs and Funding for more information.
  • Travel to and from home country and between universities (1st semester university; 2nd semester university; summer school; internship location; and potentially 4th semester university)
  • Housing (rent, utilities such as electricity, gas, water, telephone, internet)
  • Other living expenses (food, transportation, clothing, misc)
  • Visa /Residency permit costs

Expenses vary depending on your nationality (different fees for partner or programme country applicants), the countries from/to which you travel, your visa/residency permit costs, the accomodation that you find, living expenses, expensen for free time and additional vacations or family visits, expenses for emergencies etc.

 

Year 1 (more details below):

For Path A, we estimate that the expenses amount to at least 8,500 EUR (not including tuition fees) during the first two semesters.*For Path B, we estimate that the expenses amount to at least 11,000 EUR (not including tuition fees) during the first two semesters.*For Path C, we estimate that the expenses amount to at least 8,500 EUR (not including tuition fees) during the first two semesters.*

Between:

These estimates do not include the costs for the Summer School, which may entail additional expenses such as travel and visa fees, as well as housing costs between semesters, during, and after the Summer School. The expenses for these additional four months are likely to amount to at least 4,000 EUR.

Year 2: 

The living expenses during year 2 vary greatly, as they will depend on your internship location (3rd semester) as well as the location from where you write your master’s thesis (4th semester).

 

Lisbon, Portugal

 

Information from the ISCTE-IUL International Student Information Page
Foreign students should consider some minimum basic costs per month of approximately €700 to €800.
Estimated Cost of Living for a five month Academic Semester (September – January):

Expenses for semester 1 (Path A)

Housing (room in shared apartment)

 

Food, transportation, miscellaneous

 

Residence Permit Cost

 

Total 

Cost (€)

ca. €2000-3000

ca. €1500 – 2000

ca. €200

ca. €3700-5200

Some reference prices:

  • Accommodation: €400 – €650 per month
  • Transportation: ~ €1,45/€ 1,85 per trip on Metro/Bus. €30-€40 monthly pass for metro and bus travel within Lisbon
  • Meal at ISCTE-IUL canteen: €3,50
  • Meal in a budget restaurant: €8-€10

Warsaw, Poland

 

The official currency of Poland is Polish Zloty (PLN), and it is issued in bills and coins. The cost of living in Poland varies, depending on personal needs, preferences and lifestyle. More information is available from the SWPS Center for Student Affairs.

Expenses for semester 1 (Path B & C)

Housing (room in shared apartment)

 

Food, transportation, miscellaneous

 

Total 

Cost (€)

ca. €2500-4500

ca. €1500-2000

ca. €4000-6500

Limerick, Ireland

 

Information from the University of Limerick about Living in Ireland
Estimated Cost of Living for a four month Academic Semester (mid Jan-mid May)*

Expenses for semester 2 (Path A & C)

Housing 

Food, transportation, miscellaneous 

 

Immigration registration fee

 

 

 

 

 

Total

Cost (€)

ca. €2800-3500

ca. €1500-2500

ca. €300

ca. € 4600-6300

*On-campus housing, which this estimate is based on, is available for these dates only. Students who wish to stay in Limerick outside of these dates would need to find short-term housing, which might cost more. Due to limited number of rooms, on-campus housing requires early booking.

Oslo, Norway

 

Information from the University of Oslo Budget and Cost of Living Page 
Norway is an expensive country and it takes a while getting used to the high cost of living. To give you an idea of the living expenses for a student in Norway, we have put together a modest budget for one five-month semester (all numbers are approximate):

Expenses for Semester 2 (Path B)

Housing

 

Food

 

 

 

Transportation, miscellaneous

 

Immigration registration fee

Total 

Cost (€)

ca. €4000-5000

ca. €1500-2000

ca. €1000-1500

ca. €700

ca. €7200-9200

*During your first semester you must be prepared to use a substantial amount of money to set up your household and buy suitable clothing for the Norwegian climate.