Tuition fees and other study costs

Exchange students from partner universities and visiting students (free movers) from EU or EEA countries do not pay tuition fees.

Visiting students (free movers) from non-EU or EEA countries are required to pay tuition fees of €1,500 per semester.

The student services fee of €47 per semester has to be paid by all students (exchange and visiting).

Cost of living

The average cost of living of around €550/mth for accommodation, food and medical insurance in the Furtwangen and Schwenningen region is much lower than in large university cities. However for visa purposes students have to submit proof of a monthly income of €720 for the duration of their stay.

The following will give you some idea of living costs:

ItemAverage Cost
Student halls of residence€250-300/mth
One-room apartment€280-350/mth
Medical insurance  €80/mth
Lunch in university dining hall €2.80
Glass of beer in a pub €3.00
Milk (1l) €0.70

Financing your studies

The financing of the semester abroad has to be planned very carefully in advance as opportunities for exchange students to supplement their income, for example to receive a scholarship, while studying in Germany are extremely limited.

In the following pages you can find information about scholarships and working in Germany.