Admission and Scholarships


Admission and Eligibility

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

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

You find the exact criteria on the application webpage from Aalto University: Go to website


Admitted students may be awarded a scholarship in order to cover the fees and other costs
FEMP Scholarships

Admitted Students can apply for a FEMP scholarship to cover part or all of the EMC tuition fees. The Federation of European Mineral Programs is a not-for-profit foundation created to support the education of MSc level students in the field of mineral engineering.

FEMP is directly connected to the EMC and has supported over 800 talented individuals who  completed their MSc over the last 25 years. Our alumni have already spread around the world and are helping to lead the mining industry.  Want to learn more about FEMP? Click here

Erasmus Mobility Scholarship

This scholarship covers a max of 12 months of study in a country within the EU. It can only be requested once per academic year for mobility periods taking place outside of your home country. To start the application an Erasmus+ Learning Agreement will need to be completed. Make sure you enquire if you are eligible for this scholarship (only after being accepted into the program).

Finland Scholarship

For non-EU/EEA students: the Finland scholarship is available, however numbers are limited. The Finland Scholarship assists with cost of relocation and other costs for the first year of studies, to a maximum of €5,000. This and other scohalrship options are fully described on the Aalto University website Click here


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 attending semester, not attending semester €9
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3) Montanuniversität Leoben. Tuition fee: €363.36 / semester for EU/EEA citizens, students to whom Austria, on the basis of an international treaty, is obliged to grant the same rights of access to the profession as Austrian nationals, and regular students who fall under the groups of persons pursuant, as well as regular students from third countries who have a residence permit other than that for students pursuant to § 64 NAG. €726.72 / semester for non-EU citizens. Regular students who are citizens of the least developed countries are generally exempt. They only pay the students' union membership fee of €21.20 / semester.
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