Fees & Funding

Fees & Funding


You can check the doctoral programme fees for this academic year on the International Postgraduate School site.

It is important to note that the UGR is a publicly funded university and, as such, maintains a policy of providing affordable education to those who wish to study at our University.


The following is a summary of some current funding options:

The Talent Hub

The Andalucía Talent Hub Fellowship Calls (2) give 50 experienced researchers the opportunity to carry out their research with complete independence in their chosen destination. Participants will be able to freely choose their host institution both internationally and among the various bodies of the Andalusian Knowledge System, grouped together in the Campus of International Excellence based in Andalusia.

Ramón y Cajal

The Ramón y Cajal research contracts are funded by the Spanish Government and are aimed at professional researchers in possession of a PhD or doctorate. The host institution identifies and defines the research strategies and gradually and progressively cofinances research.

Applicants must have obtained their PhD or doctorate in the last 10 years and have carried research abroad for at least two years or have their PhD abroad at least two years before the call.

EURAXESS: Researchers in Motion

EURAXESS is a unique pan-European initiative providing access to comprehensive information and support services for researchers who wish to pursue their research careers in Europe.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion euro in funding available over the coming 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

Marie Curie Sklodowska Actions

Marie Curie Sklodowska actions provide some of the most significant financial aids within the new European Horizon 2020 framework, and within other related European programmes. Aimed at researchers from all backgrounds and at all stages of their career, and regardless of whether they are conducting research in state institutions or private entities. Among the activities supported are; initial research training for young researchers, lifelong learning and career development. It is essential to bear in mind that Marie Curie actions can be individual (applied for jointly by the researcher in question and the research centre where she/he will undertake her/his project), but there are also other actions in the international cooperating network which can be applied for, and can be undertaken, by centres.

European Research Council (ERC)

The European Research Council (ERC) is a European agency which provides grants for fundamental research. Its grants (IDEAS programme) are awarded using the criterion of scientific excellence and regardless of nationality (any researcher in the world can participate in the competition, although the work must be conducted in a laboratory in one of the European Union member countries or one of the countries involved in the 7th European Research Framework Programme.

Erasmus Mundus

The Erasmus Mundus Programme is the global extension of the European student exchange programme, Erasmus2. Its aim is to enhance higher education in Europe through exchanges of students and academics between Europe and the rest of the world. It funds institutions to create joint Masters and Doctorates, as well as individuals (students and academics) by supporting mobility between universities through grants. Scholarships/fellowships are open to higher education students and academics from all over the world.

Coimbra Group Scholarships

Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra Group is an association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities of high international standard. The Coimbra Group is committed to creating special academic and cultural ties in order to promote, for the benefit of its members, internationalisation, academic collaboration, excellence in learning and research, and providing services to society. It is also the purpose of the Group to influence European educational policy and to develop best practices through mutual exchanges of experience.

The three Scholarship Programmes offered by the Coimbra Group enjoy a very high level of popularity, as shown by the results of the evaluation exercise carried out by the CG Office in 2013. All grant holders since 2008/9 were asked to participate in an on-line evaluation survey aimed at collecting data about grantees’ research areas, mobility background, as well as information on the perceived impact of their CG scholarship on their career and on difficulties encountered.

MAEC-AECID Development Cooperation Scholarships

The AECID is the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, a body governed by public law and attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. AECID is the body governing Spanish international development cooperation policy.

Their Program I.4 is especially relevant for researchers. They provide postgraduate scholarships for research and development cooperation projects. This is the newest programme, intended to cultivate university and scientific cooperation in order to conduct research projects in the field of development cooperation. Through this programme, researchers enrolled on masters or doctoral studies are financed within the framework of a research project among Spanish universities and one of the partner countries within the Spanish Development Cooperation Plan.


The goal of Doctoral programmes in Spain is to train the student in advanced research techniques. These programmes are divided in two parts (ciclos): the first part consists of 60 classroom credits (modules from a Masters degree count); the second part is the actual research, which culminates in the student’s public defence of his/her original research project (Doctoral thesis). The programme funds a maximum of three years as a full-time student (study and research), or five years as a part-time student.

Jean Monnet Activities

Within the Erasmus+ Programme, the Jean Monnet Activities aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. These activities also aim at fostering the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies. Key activities include courses, research, conferences, networking activities, and publications in the field of EU studies.

AUIP/Autonomous Community of Andalusia - Scholarships for Mobility between Andalusian and Latin American Universities

The AUIP and the Autonomous Community of Andalusia offers mobility scholarships among Andalusian and Latin America universities members of the AUIP, in order to facilitate the mobility of masters and doctoral students. There are 2 kinds of scholarships:

a) Up to €1,400 for travel expenses.

b) €1,000 for subsistence expenses in the event that the mobility (travel expenses) is funded via other means.

Minimum stay: 1 week.

La Fundación Carolina

The Fundación Carolina, a combined public-private institution, was created in 2000 with the purpose of fostering cultural, educational and scholarly cooperation within the Ibero-American community of nations, while including private management criteria in the execution of its activities.

The foundation’s initiatives are determined by the two core programmes that comprise the content of its activities: the Training Programme and the Visitors Programme. The principle of excellence is the most important criterion in both its training and its management of international visits and training activities.

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