Contribution to participation costs
€ 2.800 (pre-tax) € 650 € 7.500 Category
€ 2.800 (pre-tax) € 650 € 3.000
Doctoral candidates on an Erasmus-Mundus grant will be appointed as employees for three years at the University of Potsdam from where they are sent to their home and host institutions. The employment salary (€2,800 per month) includes health insurance, social security and pension rights. The gross amount is not intended as an employee gross but as an employer gross. Therefore, the university, according to national legislation, will deduct from the monthly amount both the employer's taxes and the employee's taxes. The expected average net salary will be around € 1.500 per month. A Doctoral Candidate Agreement (a model is available here) will be signed with Erasmus Mundus granted candidates.
Each year a variable number of fellowships will be offered according to the grants provided by EACEA.
Travel contribution for Category A fellowships are paid in three instalments of €2000 each, in months 1, 12, 24 and €1500 in month 36 of the program. For Category B candidates a travel allowance of €3000 is paid before the mobility period.
You do not need to hold an Erasmus Mundus Fellowship to study on IDEALAB. Applicants who have been offered a place on the program but were not awarded a Fellowship have to cover the program fees (7.800€ per academic year) through other means. Candidates who receive an Erasmus-Mundus fellowship have not to pay these fees because the corresponding amount is included in the fellowship. Non-granted candidates will have to pay the full tuition fees and will have the same services of granted ones.