Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition Fee

Key part of the Programme’s vision is to offer top-quality education, yet at an affordable price. We have succeeded in capping the tuition for the academic year 2016-2017 at 5350 EUR – and this already includes all study materials and a field trip to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Combined this with the proven excellence of our Programme,we believe our price-quality ratio is very difficult to beat.

The applicant needs to secure the minimum amount for living expenses necessary for the full period of the academic year before arriving at the Programme.


The Programme will not be able to extend any financial support, with the exception of the below noted tuition waiver, to a student, arriving at the Programme without having secured the minimum amount for living expenses necessary for the full period of the academic year. However, a number of internal and external scholarships might be available.

IES scholarship

In addition to the affordable tuition , the Programme itself offers a limited number of scholarships:

-       The PILC Alumni generously wants to give back to the Programme. We have set up for this purpose the PILC Alumni Scholarship Fund. The applications for this fund follow the same procedure as the waivers noted below.   

-       IES Scholarships take the form of partial tuition waivers. The waivers are awarded on the basis of a separate request, submitted as a part of the application for the Programme. The waivers are awarded upon an assessment of merit and demonstrable need.  

A number of internal and external scholarships may also be available.

University scholarship
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel yearly awards a number of scholarships for advanced studies at Master or Advanced Master level. However, candidates must above all explore the possibilities of obtaining financial assistance in their home countries. For more information, please see the Vrije Universiteit Brussel's webpage 'Financing your studies'.

Other scholarships
Other scholarships may be available from the following sources:

For further financing and scholarship opportunities, please consult the University’s website.