Tuition Fees & Scholarships
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 Study requirements and tuition fees

Study requirements

Applicants must fulfil the following academic criteria:

  • Bachelor degree or comparable degree awarded by a higher education institution.
  • Fluency in the English language.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee is 4900 euro per year. This amount covers the course materials, the educational and technical support, the use of special internet workspace as well as board and lodging during the workshops in Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Rome, Nice and Vienna.

Traval costs must be paid by the participants.

Early bird discount: CIFE offers a reduction of 10 % for applicants who register before 30 June 2021. This discount is only applicable on the entire fee of 4900 € p.a. Applicants who would like to have the advantage of the early bird reduction must transfer the fee (4410 €) by 30 July 2021.

A limited number of scholarships can be granted to reduce the tuition fee. The amount granted depends on the individual participant's financial situation.


You may cancel your enrolment at any time prior to the commencement of the courses. However, a cancellation fee will be withdrawn from your refund. 

If you have to cancel your participation in one of the workshops, a fee might be charged in accordance with the terms and conditions of the hotel booking and of the workshop location.


A limited number of scholarships are available to reduce the financial burden of the course fee. The amount granted will depend on the individual participants's financial situation.

Scholarships to partially cover the costs of tuition fee are offered by different organisations, depending on the nationality of the applicant and other eligibility requirements.

In some countries candidates may obtain scholarships from their (ex)universities or from organisations such as for example: Soros Foundation, D.A.A.D, D.E.S,, Rotary International Foundation.

If you want to apply for a scholarship from one of these organisations, we recommend that you check the deadlines and application procedures carefully, and contact them directly.

CIFE also recommends its participants to contact national Foundations, national ministries, regional and local authorities, international and national organisations and similar bodies in order to find other forms of financial help.