Tuition & Scholarships

Master of Arts in Communication

Tuition and Fees

The tuition amounts to US $9,450.00 for incoming students (includes the FOUNDATION and the RESEARCH METHODS workshops) and US $9,000.00 for second-year students (includes M.A. Colloquium). For third year tuition (thesis supervision) is currently US $2,500.00.

The total tuition for the 3-year MA program is US $20,950.00

At least half of the tuition must be paid within two weeks after admission, the remainder is due March 15 (only with the permission of the Program Director upon arrival in Saas-Fee).


Tuition for seminars/workshops

$ 450.00 per credit

Thesis supervision fee (3rd year)

$ 2,500.00

In their admittance letter successful applicants will receive detailed registration and enrollment information, the payment deadline for the tuition fees will be specified and our bank account details along with a description of the course structure will be provided. The payment deadline for the first installment of at least half of the tuition is generally two weeks after admission to European Graduate School.

With each payment submitted to us, students must clearly indicate the name and the student ID number so that we can allocate the tuition fees. A foreign money transfer takes approx. 8-10 working days. We cannot confirm receipt of any payment until the amount is credited to our account - as soon as the payment is credited to our account students will receive a final confirmation by e-mail.

Participants from countries with visa requirements for Switzerland can request to receive a confirmation of payment and a letter of enrollment by regular mail. These documents are to be presented when applying for a visa, and serve as the "invitation". No "invitations" are issued by the European Graduate School.

Note: Full refund of tuition (minus US $400.00 administrative fee) paid at the time of enrollment/within two weeks of admission can be made only possible through December 31st of the academic year enrolled.

Additional Fees: Service Fee: $ 75.00
The Service Fee is a single, comprehensive fee that helps fund a number of university services for students including: Funding for state-of-the-art computer equipment and technologies to provide support for the students’ academic experiences, student accounts, including e-mail access and network facilities.

Tuition rates are based on the current curriculum and are subject to change. Tuition fees do not include health insurance, living expenses, travel expenses and accommodation. Please consult for up-to-date info how to pay your tuition the (re)admittance email.

Ph.D. in Communication

Tuition and Fees

The tuition amounts to US $9,450.00 for incoming students (includes the FOUNDATION and the RESEARCH METHODS workshops) and US $9,000.00 for second-year students (includes Ph.D. Forum).

For third year and fourth year dissertation supervision the tuition (includes a 6-credit PhD Colloquium in each of the two years) is US $ 2,700.00 each year, and graduation fee US $600.00

The total tuition for the 4-year PhD program is US $24,450.00

At least half of the tuition must be paid at the time of enrollment, the remainder is due March 15 (only with the permission of the Program Director upon arrival in Saas-Fee).

Tuition for seminars/workshops

$ 450.00 per credit

Dissertation supervision fee (3rd year and 4th year)

$ 2,700.00 (each year)

Graduation/ dissertation review fee

$ 600.00

In their admittance letter successful applicants will receive detailed registration and enrollment information, the payment deadline for the tuition fees will be specified and our bank account details along with a description of the course structure will be provided. The payment deadline for the first installment of at least half of the tuition is generally two weeks after admission to European Graduate School.

With each payment submitted to us, students must clearly indicate the name and the student ID number so that we can allocate the tuition fees. A foreign money transfer takes approx. 8-10 working days. We cannot confirm receipt of any payment until the amount is credited to our account - as soon as the payment is credited to our account students will receive a final confirmation by e-mail.

Participants from countries with visa requirements for Switzerland can request to receive a confirmation of payment and a letter of enrollment by regular mail. These documents are to be presented when applying for a visa, and serve as the "invitation". No "invitations" are issued by the European Graduate School.

Note: Full refund of tuition (minus US $400.00 administrative fee) paid at the time of enrollment/within two weeks of admission can be made only possible through December 31st of the academic year enrolled.

Additional Fees: Service Fee: $ 75.00
The Service Fee is a single, comprehensive fee that helps fund a number of university services for students including: Funding for state-of-the-art computer equipment and technologies to provide support for the students’ academic experiences, student accounts, including e-mail access and network facilities.

Tuition rates are based on the current curriculum and are subject to change. Tuition fees do not include health insurance, living expenses, travel expenses and accommodation. Please consult for up-to-date info how to pay your tuition the (re)admittance email.

Scholarships

For students from all countries:

The following scholarships are open to students from all countries. Non-US students should also check with the education department in their home country for more information.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award
For: Graduate, post-graduate from an established school of art.
Amount: CAD$15,000.
Number: N/A.
Application deadline: Applications welcome throughout the year.
Eligibility criteria: Selection based on work, which is representational or figurative; or applicant demonstrates through past work and future plans a commitment to making art a lifetime career.
Description: Charles G. Greenshields, Q.C., of Montreal founded The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in 1955, in memory of his mother, whose name is embodied in the title. The objective of the Foundation is to promote, by its charitable activities, an appreciation of traditional expression in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking, by aiding worthy art students, artists or sculptors who need further training or other assistance during their formative years.
Website: http://www.elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org/main.html

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
For: This fellowship is not for support of doctoral research. Applications are evaluated in comparison with each other and not in competition with the postdoctoral research grant proposals. Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Dissertations with no relevance to understanding human violence and aggression will not be supported. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.
Amount: US$20,000.
Number: 10+.
Application deadline: Early February.
Eligibility criteria: These grants are made to Ph.D. candidates who are entering the dissertation stage of graduate school. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun. If analysis and writing are not far enough along for an applicant to be confident that he will complete the dissertation within the year, he should not apply, as the application will not be competitive with those that comply with this timetable. In some disciplines, particularly experimental fields, research and writing can reasonably be expected to be completed within the same year, and in those cases it is appropriate to apply.
Description: These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work.
Website: http://www.hfg.org/df/guidelines.htm

Humane Studies Fellowships
For: Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.
Amount: US$2,000 to $15,000.
Number: Approximately 195.
Application deadline: Late December.
Eligibility criteria: Applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria: relevance of work to the advancement of a free society; academic or professional performance potential for success in chosen field. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability. Although IHS considers applications from outside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, fellowships are generally awarded to applicants who live or study in those countries.
Description: Fellowships are awarded for one year, and award winners may reapply for each year of their full-time studies. Fellowships take into account the tuition at the recipient’s institution and any other funds received by the recipient. Full scholarships will not be awarded to students who will receive full-tuition scholarships or stipends from other sources, although partial awards will be considered. Award decisions by IHS and its trustees are final and not subject to appeal.
Website: http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowships

John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund for Art Education
For: Graduate students, doctoral degree seeking applicants who show evidence of capacity for research, and the ability to take full advantage of the scholarship.
Amount: $5,000.
Number: Varies.
Application deadline: Early February.
Eligibility criteria: The scholarship, known as “The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund,” is open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race creed or color. The age limit is between 18 and 35 years.
Description: The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the classical tradition of western culture.
Website: http://www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/education/staceyfund/default.aspx

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
For: Graduate students and qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies from various countries.
Amount: US$25,000.
Number: Varies according to country.
Application deadline: Varies according to country.
Eligibility criteria: Rotary clubs around the world have their own criteria, applicants must have an ambassadorial potential. While abroad,scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the country where they study and give presentations about their own culture to Rotary clubs and other groups. Back home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that deepened their understanding of another culture.
Description: The 2010-11 class of Ambassadorial Scholars received US$9.6 million through individual grants of $25,000. Since 1947, a total of $532 million has been awarded to 41,000 men and women. The Ambassadorial Scholarships program promotes international understanding and friendly relations among people of different parts of the world.
Website: http://www.rotary.org/en/studentsandyouth/educationalprograms/ambassadorialscholarships/pages/ridefault.aspx

For students from the US:

The following scholarships are open to students from the US.

AAUW Women's American Fellowships
For: American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, the quality and originality of project design, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
Amount: Varies.
Number: Varies.
Application deadline: Applications open in August.
Eligibility criteria: Dissertation Fellowships Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering and math and also researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.
Description: American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, the quality and originality of project design, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
Website: http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/american.cfm
Email: aauw@act.org

Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarships
For: Residents of Alberta, full time study in music, drama, dance, literary arts or visual arts at a Master's level.
Amount: $15,000.
Number: 7.
Application deadline: Late January.
Eligibility criteria: Applicants must be either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, be an Alberta resident, and be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student in a graduate program at the master level or its equivalent.
Description: To reward outstanding students pursuing full-time study at the masters or equivalent level. Funding for short term or part-time studies is available through the Arts - Career Development Scholarships.
Website: http://alis.alberta.ca/ec/fo/scholarships/info.html?EK=5
Email: info@alis.gov.ab.ca

College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship
For: Graduates, postgraduates and doctoral degree study.
Amount: 5,000.
Number: N/A.
Application deadline: Early October.
Eligibility criteria: CAA seeks applications from students who are current members; are citizens or permanent residents of the United States; will receive their MFA or PhD degree in the calendar year following the year of application (2013 for the next fellowship cycle); and have outstanding capabilities and demonstrate distinction in approach, technique, or perspective in their contribution to art history and the visual arts. A jury of artists, curators, and other professionals will review all applications in fall 2012 and announce the recipients in January 2013.
Description: CAA’s Professional-Development Fellowships support promising artists and art historians who are enrolled in MFA and PhD programs nationwide. Fellows are honored with $5,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.
Website: http://www.collegeart.org/fellowships/

Educational Finance Group
For: Students with at least 15 undergraduate college credits, and GPA 2.5
Amount: Varies.
Number: Varies.
Application deadline: Check website.
Eligibility criteria: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have completed at least 15 undergraduate college credits with a GPA of at least 2.5
Website: http://www.hsf.net/

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
For: Recent graduates should have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project. Master's and doctoral candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying. Young professionals, including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields must be competitive candidates who have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying will be considered.
Amount: Varies.
Number: Varies.
Application deadline: Mid October.
Eligibility criteria: U.S. citizenship at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible. B.A. degree or the equivalent conferred before the start of the grant. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement. Good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate from a physician. Proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study. This is especially important for projects in the social sciences and the humanities.
Description: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.
Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-us-student-program

Leonard and Kathleen O'Brien Humanitarian Trust Fellowship
For: The award of the Fellowship may be used for post-graduate studies or research in any sphere of study at any recognized university or research establishment in the world. Awards may also be used for advanced training in the fine arts, music or performance.
Amount: Each successful candidate may receive such sum in the discretion of the Committee up to $15,000.00 per annum. Awards granted during the last five years have ranged up to $10,000.00.
Number: The Committee reserves the right to make no awards in any given year but, depending on the applications, may award as many as ten Fellowships.
Application deadline: Early November.
Eligibility criteria: The award is not dependent upon age and will be made primarily to residents of the Province of New Brunswick who have graduated from a University. The awards shall be based on scholastic and/or existing professional standing and character and integrity and the Committee will give preference to those students who intend to return to and remain in the Province of New Brunswick upon completion of their project. An applicant must have received a degree or training equivalent to a degree before making an application.
Description: Established in 1971, The Leonard and Kathleen O'Brien Humanitarian Trust provides postgraduate fellowships for deserving students who wish to pursue advanced study or research in any academic, artistic, or professional field at any recognized university or research establishment. The fellowships are administered by a Committee known as The O'Brien Foundation.
Website: http://www.obrienfoundation.ca

Pell Grants
For: Undergraduates and Graduates.
Amount: Varies.
Number: Varies.
Application deadline: Varies.
Eligibility criteria: U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a valid Social Security.
Website: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

For students from other specific countries:

The following scholarships are open to students from specific countries that aren't the US.

Becas Magdalena O. Vda. De Brockmann Scholarship (Mexico)
For: Mexican students that want to study a postgraduate programme.
Amount: Varies.
Number: 12.
Application deadline: October.
Eligibility criteria: Age limit: 30 years old. Average grade: 8.5 or higher. At least 2 years of relevant working experience. Able to show the necessity of a scholarship. Agree to return to Mexico after succesfully completing the Master's degree programme.
Description: A grant for Mexican students interested in doing postgraduate studies.
Website: http://www.becasmob.org.mx/

DGRI-SEP Becas de Excelencia Scholarship (Mexico)
For: Graduate students from Mexico.
Amount: MXN$14,200 per month.
Number: Varies.
Application deadline: Check website.
Eligibility criteria: A score of 9.5 or higher in their first degree.
Description: Scholarships for graduate students from Mexico.
Website: http://www.dgri.sep.gob.mx/6_pos_be.htm

Levehulme Study Abroad Studentships (UK)
For: Levehulme Study Abroad Studentships support an extended period of advanced study or research at a centre of learning in any overseas country, with the exception of the USA.
Amount: The Studentships comprise: a basic annual maintenance allowance of £17,000; a partner allowance of £6,000 if a Student is accompanied by a dependent partner; a return air fare; and a baggage allowance. Further allowances are payable at the Trust’s discretion, e.g. assistance with overseas tuition fees and essential research costs.
Number: 15.
Application deadline: Early January.
Eligibility criteria: Applicants must have been resident in the UK for at least five years at the time of application and must hold an undergraduate degree from a UK institution. Undergraduates may not apply for these awards; should either be a student at the time of application or have been registered as a student within the last 8 years; should be able to demonstrate how their work would benefit from being conducted overseas rather than in the UK. Those wishing only to improve their foreign language skills are not eligible for this scheme.
Description: The Leverhulme Trust Board, through its Research Awards Advisory Committee, is offering approximately 15 Study Abroad Studentships for a period of advanced study or research at a centre of learning anywhere in the world except the United Kingdom or the USA.
Website: http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/SAS/SAS.cfm

Mackenzie King Open Scholarship (Canada)
For: Graduate students who graduated from any Canadian university.
Amount: $9000.
Number: 1.
Application deadline: Late January.
Eligibility criteria: Graduate Students from Canada studying in international locations.
Description: The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
Website: http://www.mkingscholarships.ca/index-e.html
Email: mkingscholarships@law.ubc.ca

Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship (Canada)
For: Graduate students who graduated from any Canadian university and who are engaged in postgraduate study in internationally sympathetic nations.
Amount: $11,000.
Number: 4.
Application deadline: Late January.
Eligibility criteria: Graduate Students from Canada studying in international locations.
Description: The Travelling Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in the areas of international relations or industrial relations.
Website: http://www.mkingscholarships.ca/index-e.html
Email: mkingscholarships@law.ubc.ca

Organization of American States Fellowship (OAS Member countries)
For: Graduates.
Amount: The fellowship includes round-trip fare, tuition, materials, health insurance, and honorarium. Loan supplements the expenses that grants or scholarships do not cover.
Number: 2, one fellowship and one loan.
Application deadline: March.
Eligibility criteria: Citizen or permanent resident of an OAS member country; hold a university degree, or demonstrate ability to pursue advanced studies in the chosen field.
Website: http://www.oas.org/

Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction (Canada)
For: To recognize academic achievement and provide Albertans with the opportunity for advanced study at educational institutions outside of Alberta.
Amount: $15,000/$20,000.
Number: 7.
Application deadline: Late January.
Eligibility criteria: Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada, be Alberta residents, and be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a graduate program at an institution outside of Alberta. There is a lifetime maximum of two awards per student. At the doctoral level, students must have completed at least one full year of graduate study or a master's degree.
Description: Recipients are chosen by a selection committee appointed by the Presidents of the universities in Alberta. Applicants are judged on previous academic accomplishments, program of study, appraiser's evaluations, answers to the essay question, and general impressions from the application form.
Website: http://alis.alberta.ca/et/fo/scholarships/info.html?EK=45
Email: info@alis.gov.ab.ca

Trinidad & Tobago Development Needs Scholarship Programme (Trinidad & Tobago)
For: To fill specific human resource needs within Trinidad and Tobago.
Amount: Varies.
Number: 15.
Application deadline: Mid June.
Eligibility criteria: Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.
Description: The scholarship is tenable at any local or overseas accredited academic institution for the duration of the course of study. The scholarship is renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance as evidence by the attainment of a Grade Point Average of 2.00 or a general score of 50% and over.
Website: http://www.scholarships.gov.tt/want_a_scholarship.aspx?id=20

Trinidad & Tobago Social Work and Related Social Sciences Scholarships (Trinidad & Tobago)
For: This scholarship is aimed at providing critical human resource in the area of social work and related social disciplines.
Amount: Varies.
Number: 50.
Application deadline: Early June.
Eligibility criteria: Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.
Description: For a Master's degree relating to the area of social work and related social disciplines.
Website: http://www.scholarships.gov.tt/want_a_scholarship.aspx?id=20

Trudeau Foundation Scholarships (Canada)
For: Canadian Students in MA or PhD level Social Science degree.
Amount: $40,000 + $20,000 travel expenses.
Number: 15.
Application deadline: Mid December.
Eligibility criteria: Canadian Citizen, linked to one of the four themes, nominated by a recognized university.
Description: Up to 15 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support doctoral candidates pursuing research of compelling present-day concern, touching upon one or more of the four themes of the Foundation. Trudeau Scholars are highly gifted individuals who are actively engaged in their fields and expected to become leading national and international figures.
Website: http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/program/scholarships
Email: stmartin@trudeaufoundation.ca

Scholarship and Financial Aid Search Engines:

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