It is not compulsory to study a part of it in Europe though it is highly encouraged. As the program is completely focused on European Union, it is strongly recommended that students get to study at least a part of it in Europe to get a first-hand experience.
It depends on where a student decides to study. If a student decides to study in Manipal, it has to be paid here. If one decided to study it in one of the partner universities, it has to be paid directly to the partner university.
Scholarships are not available for the first year of the study. However, a student can apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarships for the second year of study in one of the partner universities in Europe. For details, visit http://www.iescp.net/
Faculty members in the department help students opt for the right partner university based on their background, strengths and language learning abilities. Final decision in this regard will be of students.