Participation & Living Costs

How to Get into Europe

First and most important, you will need to get a Student VISA to come and study in Europe.
Any type of Visa can be requested at any Embassy or Consulate of the country you are travelling into, in one’s home country.
Erasmus Mundus students should apply for a Student Visa. As a general rule, the necessary documents for student visa applications for entry in Europe are:
• Passport or other travelling document (Expiration date not less than three months later than visa’s)
• Three passport size photos
• Criminal register
• Health insurance certificate (or proof that one will be provided upon arrival)
• Lodging certificate in Portugal
• Proof of funds upon arrival in Portugal
• Academic registration document
• Vaccines bulletin
• Academic qualifications document (certified by the local Portuguese Embassy/Consulate)

Notice that you should always check with the relevant Embassies/Consulates which documents you need to obtain a visa.
You should apply for VISA as soon as possible, because VISA may take up to 45 days to be ready!
If you are part of the Schengen Area you don’t need a VISA to enter to enter Portugal, Spain or Italy.
http://www.schengenvisainfo.com/

However, if are going to stay in the Technical University of Karadeniz, Turkey, you will need a VISA. Check information here:
http://www.studyinturkey.com/content/sub/student_visa.aspx

More information for Erasmus Mundus on each University:

ULisboa: http://www.ulisboa.pt/en/inicio/mobility/practical-information/
Catholic University – Porto http://www.mri.porto.ucp.pt/
UPadovahttp://www.unipd.it/en/erasmus-mundus-information
UTuscia http://www3.unitus.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid...
ULleidahttp://www.udl.es/serveis/ori/estudiantat_estranger/eng/mobility.html
U Valladolid http://www.relint.uva.es/EN/inicio.asp?idioma=en
Catholic University – Porto http://www.mri.porto.ucp.pt/
Karadeniz Technical University http://www.ktu.edu.tr/ofinafen

INSURANCE:
You will need an insurance to study on MEDfOR. The Insurance will be provided by a private Insurance Company chosen by the MEDfOR Consortium. The Insurance will cover:
1. Medical Insurance Abroad
2. Assistance
3. Accident Insurance
4. Personal Liability Insurance
5. Baggage Insurance

Participation

The participation cost is the same irrespective of study track/institution. The participation cost per year is €3,000 for European Students, and 6,000 for non-European students.
The participation cost covers: the matriculation at two host universities, access to all facilities incl. library, ICT and laboratories, obligatory student association fees, local language and culture courses offered in the framework of the 48 credits (ECTS) graduate-level sub-programmes, insurance – (health and travel) and administrative costs.

Not included are: travel costs to first and second year institutions as well as to the Winter School, travel and other costs for thesis fieldwork, individual module related costs, e.g. books and field work travel costs.
Your local MEDfOR academic contact person will inform you of any such expenses.

Living costs

Living expenses will of course vary according to personal requirements and the place you live. The following budgets are general indications as to minimum costs per month:

Cost Lisbon Padova Lleida Valladolid

(Palencia)

Karadeniz

(more detailed info)

Tuscia Porto
Rent €250 €250 €225 €200 €200 €250 (?) €200
Transportation €40 0€ to €40 (?) €25 €0 €20 €0 (?) €20
Food €100 €150 €150 €150 €100 €150 €100
Books €30 €30 €25 €30 €30 €30 €30
Misc €40 €50 €40 €40 €40 €40 €40
Total €460 €480 - €520 €465 €420 €390 €470 €390