Tuition fees and living expenses

Students will be charged a consortium fee of 4,750 EUR per year (European students and Non-European students) to be admitted to the double degree programme. The consortium fee must be paid by the students to ISARA only.

Please note that this amount of consortium fee does not include living expenses, health insurance and residence permit for the 1st year of the MSc in Norway. For more information about the cost of this residence permit, please check:

Students must not forget that they also need to have sufficient funds to finance the VISA and travel expenses.

Before the start of the semester, students must also pay for:

Year 1 and year 2:

  • The Student Life Contribution Tax (CVEC): 92 EUR per year.
    This is a mandatory contribution for all students registered in a French institution, even for those who are not present in person at ISARA.

Year 2:

  • The MSA Accident Insurance: approximately 120 EUR per year.
    This insurance is aimed at covering potential work accidents when present in person at ISARA.

Students can estimate the living costs in Norway on NMBU’s website.
In France, the average budget for a student is around 650 EUR per month. To have an idea of living expenses in different French cities, you can check this website (unfortunately only available in French).


Terra Isara Foundation scholarship  /!\ only after submitting the application to the program.

The application form will be available on the website.

After consideration of the student situation by the Scholarship Committee, and according to the funds available and number of applicants, a scholarship can be offered and may take several forms.

Students will have the opportunity to reapply for the second year. The amount of the scholarship is subject to change if the student situation does change between year 1 and 2.

Deadline for this Terra ISARA scholarship:

  • February 1st (non-European students) — March 1st (European students)
  • Only a limited amount of scholarships is available. Isara cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive financial support.

Campus France / Embassy / Ministry of Foreign Affairs scholarships

Scholarships possible on Campus France /  French Embassy / Ministry of Foreign Affairs website of the student home country Campus Bourses Grant

Erasmus+ Master Loans

Erasmus+ Master Loans allow students to apply for support for their Master’s studies abroad. Loans will be offered by participating banks and student loan agencies on favourable conditions to mobile students, including better than market interest rates and up to two years to allow graduates to get into a job before beginning repayment.

More information on the Erasmus

Erasmus+ Scholarship (1st / 2nd semester)

 –Further information will be provided by Stéphanie GARDET as soon as you are firmly accepted in our MSc–

Students can apply for an Erasmus+ Scholarship during their 1st semester in Norway and during their 2nd semester, as long as they study in an European partner university.

To apply for the Erasmus+ Scholarship, students will need to meet the following requirements:

  • The exchange must take place in an European country (except in Switzerland), and not in the home country of the students.
  • Distance learning courses are ineligible for the Erasmus+ Scholarship: students must attend classes physically.
    If classes are organised remotely and the students stay in their home country, then it is not possible for students to benefit from a scholarship.
    If classes are however followed remotely from the studying country, then it is possible for students to obtain a scholarship.
  • Students must make the trip and stay in the country for at least 3 months (90 days).
  • Students need to have an European Bank Account to receive the scholarship – a French Bank Account is even more appreciated.

For only one semester in Norway, the Erasmus+ scholarship can be provided for a maximum of 5 months.

For a full-time academic year (Norway S1 and European University S2), the Erasmus+ Scholarship can be provided for a maximum of 10 months.

The amount of the Erasmus+ Scholarship for 20-21 was between 190 and 290€ per month depending on the country of studies. Please note that this amount is likely to change for the upcoming academic year (21-22).

Master Thesis work (4th semester)

*Erasmus+ scholarship Internship (Ulyss scholarship)

Before the start of the Master Thesis work, students will have the possibility to apply to the Erasmus+ scholarship Internship (Ulyss scholarship). It is a grant proposed to students completing an internship in a company during their studies.

To apply for this scholarship students will need to meet some requirements:

  • the internship must be validated by an agreement and signed by ISARA
  • It has to be a “professional internship” and take place in a company / association / organization (not in a University as a research internship). If the internship does not take in a company, student must ask an attestation confirming that the work is not funded by European funds.
  • It must take place in a European country (except in Switzerland)
  • Students are usually not elegible to benefit from the Erasmus+ scholarship Internship (Ulyss scholarship) if they already received the Erasmus+ scholarship during the 1st year of MSc, however students’ situation will be evaluated by the Scholarship Committee
  • Students must have a French or European bank account.

*French institution

If you take a master thesis work in the 4th semester which is offered by a French institution (even if this work is carried out outside France) then you are eligible to get a salary at a minimum of 550 Euros per month (for 6 months). This is a French law which applies also to foreigners. Several offers are proposed every year by different French institutions, however you may have to be flexible in your choice of topic and geographical area.


  1. In the event of a student being refused a visa Embassy or Consulate from the home university country, all tuition fees paid will be refunded to the student minus the deposit of 300 EUR upon receipt of the visa refusal letter from the authorities.
  2.  In the event of a student not obtaining a grant, scholarship or student loan, all tuition fees paid will be refunded to the student minus the deposit of 300 EUR upon receipt of the refusal letter from the grant delivering authority.
  3.  In the event of a student no longer wanting to come onto the program, and on the condition that the consortium is informed at least 1 month before the official start of the program, the following penalties will apply:  a quarter of the tuition fees will be kept and the deposit of 300 EUR
  4.  In the event of no show or if the student does not respect the minimum notice period of 1 month, or leaving during the first semester, half of tuition fees will be refunded.
  5.  If a student wishes to leave the program after the first semester no tuition fees will be refunded.