Funding

 

Tuition & Fees

 

Tuition and fee assessments are based on the student’s Illinois residency status, their college and curriculum of enrollment, and the amount of credit for which the student registers. In addition to tuition, certain courses carry a fee to cover instructional costs. These fees may apply to computer equipment and usage, laboratory equipment and supplies, musical instruments for practice, and similar instructional costs. Complete information about tuition and fees assessment, current fee structures, and which services are supported by specific fees can be found at the Office of the Registrar’s website: http://registrar.illinois.edu/financial/tuition.html

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

 

FLAS fellowships are a primary source of funding for MAEUS students. They are available to US citizens or permanent residents for foreign language training and area studies, including the study of the European Union. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the European Union Center, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, and the Center for Global Studies may offer fellowships for EU languages.

 

EUC FLAS graduate student fellowships may be used for the study of many languages, including Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, French, German, Greek (modern), Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbo-Bosnian-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish, or Turkish. Priority is given to the study of less commonly taught languages. Because other area studies centers at the University of Illinois also offer FLAS Fellowships, applications are submitted through a shared portal. Hence, students may be eligible to apply to multiple centers, depending on the foreign language they intend to study. See the EUC’s FLAS information page for more information, as well as the University’s site, http://www.flas.illinois.edu.

 

All FLAS fellowships provide a stipend ($15,000 for the academic year; $2,500 for the summer) and a tuition and fee waiver.

 

Graduate Assistantships

 

MAEUS students may have the opportunity to apply for graduate assistantships at the European Union Center. All teaching, research, graduate, and pre-professional graduate assistants receive stipends for services rendered to the University. Most assistantship appointments between 25% and 67%, inclusive, for three-quarters of the academic term provide waivers of either the full tuition or the base-rate tuition, depending on the graduate program of enrollment. Such appointments also carry coverage of several fees, along with dental and vision insurance at no charge. Pending funding, the EUC is usually able to employ three or four graduate assistants per academic year. MAEUS students have also been successful in obtaining a variety of assistantships through other departments on campus. More information is available at the Graduate College website: http://www.grad.illinois.edu/fellowship/finaid