The salaries offered to ESRs at ORU start at around 2,650 €/month before tax. During the four-year studentship, the salaries increase to about 3,050 €/month before tax. The increases are based on four-tier structure after the ESR achieves various numbers of credits for courses successfully attended as well as achieving milestones regarding stages in thesis production. The salary advancement step takes effect the calendar month after a certificate (alternatively degree certificate, declaration of competence, or decision) verifying the ESR’s progress has been submitted to ORU’s HR department.
This salary structure is based on starting salary levels for holders of first-cycle qualifications from relevant higher education programmes of at least 180 credits. If the number of credits at the time of admission exceeds 180, this may be considered in determining the salary.
Read more about Newbreed salaries in the Guide for Applicants.