Tuition & Financial Aid

Full tuition for the 2021 IWL is $1,800 USD for the in-person program in Mainz, or $1,500 for the online program for participants from institutions not affiliated with IWL. Institutional Affiliations provide guaranteed places for two participants. Participants from Institutional Affiliates will receive a reduced rate of $900 for the in-person tuition, or $250 for the online tuition. 

Please note: The tuition fee does not cover transportation, accommodation, meals, or the cost of visits to museums or other informal outings. Participants are responsible for arranging and funding their own transportation, accommodation, and maintenance during the IWL.

Financial Aid

One of the main goals of the IWL is to bring together students from various international and socioeconomic backgrounds. For this reason, full and partial tuition scholarships are available for students from soft-currency or developing nations, or who demonstrate particular financial need. Applicants are asked to submit a separate statement with their application containing a detailed description of their financial situation (annual salary, net yearly income, or other circumstances), as well as, in relevant cases, proof of residence in a soft-currency or developing nation. Letters of financial need and additional documents must be included in a single file and uploaded onto the application form within the “Financial Aid” field.