Cost of Study in Germany
- Germany is considered as one of the best places to study for international students.
- The states of Germany have abolished tuition fees for all undergraduate students in public universities. But in North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Wuerttemberg states, non-EU students have to pay tuition fees
- In all other 14 states of Germany, international and domestic students for undergraduate programs can study for free in public institutions and just have to pay a nominal fee to cover administration and other costs.
- As of now, the low fees have attracted a large number of international students and Germany has been the fourth most popular destination for international studies.
Cost of studying in Germany
- Though many public universities still do not charge any tuition fees, a nominal amount of €300 has to be paid per semester for enrolment, confirmation and administration.
- You can choose a Semesterticket option, which covers your public transport costs and you might have to pay around €500 per semester for it. The cost of Semesterticket depends upon the type of it.
- Unlike public universities, private universities in Germany set their own tuition fees which can be anything up to €20,000 a year.
Costs for various courses
- In public universities in Germany, you don’t have to pay tuition fee for undergraduate studies. But universities in the states of Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia charge a tuition fee of 1500€ for non-EU students
- Pay only €150-250 for enrollment and administration.
- Pay an additional €500 for ‘Semesterticket’ which covers your public transport expenses for 6 months.
- The tuition fee for postgraduate studies is absolutely free for the courses that are directly based on the undergraduate degree of the students gained in Germany.
- Those who did their undergraduate degree elsewhere other than Germany or choosing their postgraduate course that is totally unrelated to their undergraduate degree should pay certain tuition fees of €10,000 per semester and €30,000 per year for a master’s degree.
- There is no tuition fees for education at PhD level. Only a nominal amount of €150 -250 has to be paid for registration, administration and enrolment.
General living costs in Germany
- Living costs in large and urban cities: €800-950/month
- Living costs in smaller cities: €600-750/month
Accommodation costs in Germany
- If living alone: approx. €300/month
- If living along with a parent or child: approx. €350/ month
- If living on campus: approx. €200/month
Food costs in Germany
- Some of the cheapest super markets are located in Germany.
- You may just have to spend around €100/month for your food expenses
Transportation costs in Germany
- You can purchase a public transport pass for €30-60 depending upon the city you reside in.
- Also, you can easily rent bicycle in Germany at a rate of €15-20/ day.
- Spend around €20-70 to access Germany’s Deutsche Bahn train system and visit any German city you want.
Funding support and scholarships
- German government provides students with various scholarship programs and also financial support.
- DAAD is a service program which focuses on providing financial aid to international students and researchers.
- Deutschlandstipendium offers talented students €300/month for at least two semesters.