Financial conditions and benefits

  • Contracts are for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.
  • The monthly remuneration (tax free) falls within a predetermined range and varies depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The remuneration also depends on the location of the ESA establishment where the fellow is appointed and ranges from €3000 to €3800 per month.  
  • Fellows may be entitled to an expatriation allowance and/or to an installation allowance on arrival. Removal expenses are not reimbursed. Fellows may be reimbursed travel expenses in economy class (when travelling by air) or in first class (when travelling by train) to their duty station for themselves and, if applicable, for their spouse and children at the beginning and end of their assignment.
  • 2.5 days paid leave per month.
  • Health cover under ESA’s social security scheme, which covers medical expenses, invalidity and death benefits. A monthly deduction covers these short-term and long-term risks.