Participation fees

Tuition fees

The tuition fee to enroll into Oceans & Lakes is the same for all students (EEA and non-EEA)

The tuition fee consists of a fixed amount and a variable amount:

  • the fixed amount is a fixed cost which is paid once per academic year: 253,60 €
  • the variable amount is a specific amount per ECTS credit in the  students' year programme: 12,10 € per ECTS

The tuition fee = the fixed amount + (the variable amount x the number of registered ECTS credits).

For example for one year with 60 ECTS, the fee will be 979,60 € per year.

For more details see here


Living costs and other expenses

Next to the VUB tuition fee (which includes the UGent- and UAntwerpen-tuition fee), students should provide at least 1000,- EUR per month. In total, the recommended minimum amounts to provide are :

  • One-year programme : aprox. 10.200 EUR - 10.750 EUR
  • Two-year programme : aprox. 20.000 EU

For a detailed description of monthly expenses see here

Next to that, students should also take into consideration costs in the first master year for field courses: 500-600 euro in total

Lastly, students must also take into consideration costs for transport between the 3 universities. Train tickets will cost you about €2500 to €5000 for the 2 years of the programme. The exact amount also depends on your age, your major, the location of your thesis topic, your location etc.