Admission and Scholarships


Admission and Eligibility

To become part of the next EMC cohort, you need to apply via Aalto University's online platform. As an EU student you do not have to pay tuition fees, but you have to pay social fees at all 3 universities. If you want to take the EMC, you must have a valid and relevant bachelor's degree when you start your studies with us.

Since the working language of the program is English and all courses are taught in English, all exchange students are required to have an advanced level of English - comparable to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This level is necessary to successfully complete the courses. The universities require proof of an English language test score, so make sure your English is up to par before you start your exchange.

The exact criteria can be found on the Aalto University application page: Go to Aalto's website


Admitted students may be awarded a scholarship to cover tuition and other costs.
FEMP Scholarships

Admitted students may apply for a FEMP scholarship to cover part or all of the EMC tuition fees. The Federation of European Mineral Programs is a non-profit foundation established to support the education of MSc level students in the field of mineral engineering.

FEMP is directly affiliated with EMC and has supported over 850 talented individuals in completing their MSc over the past 25 years. Our alumni have gone on to work all over the world helping to lead the mining industry. Want to learn more about FEMP? Click here

Erasmus Mobility Scholarship

This scholarship covers a maximum of 12 months of study in an EU country. It can only be applied for once per academic year for mobility periods outside your home country. An Erasmus+ Learning Agreement must be completed in order to start the application process. Be sure to check if you are eligible for this grant (only after you have been accepted into the program).

Finland Scholarship

For non-EU/EEA students: The Finland Scholarship is available, but numbers are limited. The Finland Scholarship will help with relocation and other costs for the first year of study, up to a maximum of €5,000. These and other scholarship opportunities are described in detail on the Aalto University website. Click here


The tuition fees for 2024-25 are as follows:

​1) Aalto University - Tuition fee: €0 for EU/EEA citizens, €7,500 / semester for non-EU/EEA citizens. Student Union fee: €30 / semester. Student Health Service fee: €36.80 / semester.
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2) RWTH Aachen - Tuition fee: €0. Social contribution fee: €300 / semester in attendance, €9 / semester out of attendance.
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3) Montanuniversität Leoben - Tuition fee: €363.36 / semester for EU/EEA citizens, students to whom Austria is obligated under an international treaty to grant the same rights of access to the profession as to Austrian citizens, as well as regular students who belong to the aforementioned groups of persons, and regular students from third countries who have a residence permit other than that for students according to § 64 NAG. €726.72 / semester for non-EU citizens. Regular students who are citizens of Least Developed Countries are generally exempt. They only pay the student union fee of €21.20 / semester.
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