Applying as self-funded candidate

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The Neurasmus Program welcomes each year a max. number of 20 students. According to the number of scholarships delivered by the European Commission each year, a few places will be available under the Self-funding scheme.

The next cohort (2025-2027) will be for self-funded students only.

Application procedure for self-funded candidates

The applications dates for self-funded students will be announced in August 2024.
If you’re interested, please follow the next steps :

  1. Please submit the application form online.
  2. read carefully the eligibility criteria and information on provisional costs(see below)
  3. fill in the Self-funded Candidate Declaration and send a signed copy with all necessary attachments to

Eligibility criteria

Candidates can apply under a self‐funding scheme, but :

  • They understand that they will have to pay the Neurasmus participation costs and they can expect no financial assistance from the EMJMD Scholarship Program. Neurasmus participation costs do not cover any living or travel expense.
  • In case of sponsorship or application to external scholarship Programs, self-funded candidates will be required to provide the Board of Education with a proof of Sponsorship sustainability or a proof of acceptation to any other scholarship before the Neurasmus Program starts.

A non‐scholarship holder may thus be offered a position in the Neurasmus Program, on the conditions that :

  • He/she fulfil the Neurasmus admission criteria ; Any submitted application under a self-funding scheme will be revised and debated by the Selection Committee, considering the academic selection criteria set for scholarship holders. The academic level of non-scholarship holders must match the level of the selected applicants who applied for a scholarship.
  • His/her ranking among the candidates allows him/her to obtain a place in one Neurasmus partner university.
  • He/she has adequate financial support – information on provisional costs

 Costs & Fees

Participation costs:

  • Programme country candidates: 4 500€/year to be paid to the Neurasmus Coordination Office (total of 9 000€ for the two years)
  • Partner country candidates: 9 000€/year to be paid to the neurasmus Coordination Office (total of 18 000€ for the two years).

These fees are then used to pay local tuition fees, management costs and also events costs for the programme (Summer Schools, Orientation Week, Neurocomputational Workshops).

It is possible for candidates to search for external grants and support, but these options must be explored individually, the Neurasmus Cooridnation Office cannot provide this information.

Living and travel expenses

Candidates will be responsible for covering their living and travel expenses. As European cities can be quite costly to reside in, we encourage applicants to thoroughly research our partner cities before applying. Please note that the Neurasmus Master program does not provide financial assistance for living or travel expenses.


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Sarah Roche

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Eduarda Centeno

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