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Tuition for the Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance is 8 900 €.

This sum covers the following:

  • Teaching and individual mentoring
  • Career coaching
  • Accommodation in Berlin
  • All programme-related travels during the academic year
  • Study trip to Brussels: travel and accommodation
  • Several field trips to Leipzig, Feldheim, Tricastin (destinations subject to change): travel and accommodation
  • Participation in international seminars organised by CIFE and in conferences organised specifically for CIFE students
  • Access to libraries in each study destination
  • Free Wi-Fi access in all study locations; computer access in Nice
  • Administrative costs during the whole academic year

Internship option: additional fees of 490€. This amount covers the administrative and pedagogic costs linked to the internship (re-enrolment, drafting of the internship contract, administrative and pedagogic supervision, reading and evaluation of the internship report).  
Moreover, students will have to pay the CVEC (“Cotisation vie étudiante et campus”), so that their student status can be extended for the second academic year. For your information, in 2019/2020, the CVEC amounted to 91€.

Other fees and living expenses to be taken into consideration (Click to read more):

  • Students have to cover the travel costs from their home town to the study location at the beginning and at the end of the academic year.
  • Visa fees, where necessary, are the student’s responsibility.
  • In Nice the accommodation is the students' responsibility. CIFE can provide a list of addresses and advise students on finding accommodation.
  • All students have to give proof of holding an international health insurance.

Please note that the health insurance recommended for nationals of EU member states (or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) is the cost-free European health insurance card, which needs to be ordered from the permanent country of residence of the student before the beginning of the academic year.

Health insurance in France 
French students will remain registered with the « Caisse Primaire d'Assurance Maladie » of their place of residence.
Foreign students (non-EU) will have to get registred (free of charge) in the French social security system on
EU/EEA or Swiss nationals may request a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from the social protection body in their home country.

* To complete the registration in the French social security system, students will have to open a French bank account. 



There are different ways of funding your studies. Scholarships covering the total or partial costs of tuition and living expenses can be granted by different organisations depending on the nationality of the applicant.

Scholarships from various organisations:
Scholarships covering the total or partial costs of tuition and living expenses can be granted by different organisations depending on the nationality of the applicant. These scholarships are not coordinated by CIFE and students are therefore advised to inquire about them on their own initiative. 

  • In some countries candidates may obtain scholarships from their universities or from different organisations and associations, national and international. If you want to apply for a scholarship to these institutions, please contact them directly.
  • Scholarships from the French Government can also be awarded to foreign students. Candidates should contact the cultural services at the French Embassy in their country where they may obtain useful information on the procedures to follow. The deadline for applications for scholarships from the French Government is the end of the calendar year preceding the academic year you apply for. 
  • For more information on scholarships please visit Campus France, an operator of the French state that manages scholarships granted by both the French and foreign governments to foreign students staying in France .
  • Students who hold a French social security number can apply for the housing allowance provided by the French state, CAF (Only in French)
  • Candidates can also request student loans from banks  in their country of residence.

Please note that unfortunately French students enrolled at CIFE cannot apply for a CROUS scholarship.