One of the major aspects of studying abroad is arranging finances for tuition fees and other costs associated with it. Most of the German universities are public and private universities that offer global programs.
The university tuition fees are almost zero if you prefer to study at a public university. But when it comes to private universities the scenario is entirely different. In public universities, instead of tuition fees, you need to pay semester contributions. It is a fixed amount of money you should pay to the university to cover the services like administrative assistance, sports facilities, dining hall, bus facilities for transportation, etc.
|University type||Tuition fee (.approx)||Tuition fee in INR|
|Public University||€ 250- 300||INR 20,000 – 25,000|
|Private University||€ 20,000 – 35,000||INR 17,00,000 – 30,10,000|
Education in Germany is far less expensive than in other industrialized countries. The majority of public colleges offer education at no cost. The cost for private institutions is also quite low, and the majority of the fees can be paid by financial aid packages offered by numerous universities and other organizations.
You will need roughly 861 Euros per month (approximately $1,002 US dollars) or 10,332 Euros per year (approximately $12,024 US dollars) to pay your living expenses in Germany. Let’s check out the other expenses for the student in Germany.
|Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich||No tuition fees|
|Technical University of Munich||No tuition fees|
|University of Mannheim||No tuition fees|
|University of Bremen||No tuition fees|
|University of Cologne||No tuition fees|
|University of Hamburg||No tuition fees|
|University of Bonn||No tuition fees|
|RWTH Aachen University||No tuition fees|
|Technical University of Kaiserslautern||No tuition fees|
|Humboldt University of Berlin||No tuition fees|
|University of Stuttgart||1500 EUR/semester|
|CBS International Business School||22,000-43,000 EUR/course|
[Read More: List of Affordable Universities in Germany ]
The primary expenses factor after the tuition fees is the rent. And also it is a major concern for most of the international students who received admission from Germany University. As the cost of accommodations varies from each place in Germany, how much you can save depends on the place you chose to live in/the place you got admission to.
Even though Berlin is the capital of Germany, it is one of the cheapest and most affordable places to live in Germany. Check out how much the rent would be in different places in Germany.
One of the best advantages of studying in Germany is, the students can use the bus facilities for conveyance to reduce the transport expenses. As mentioned above, the semester contribution includes, the bus fare, so foreign students need not worry to move around. But to visit other places, you may need to use other ways of transport like trams, taxis, trains, etc. Bicycle is the best mode of transport, especially to crowded places.
One thing you should be aware of is that health insurance is mandatory by law in Germany, regardless of your resident status or income. You will be required to obtain health insurance as soon as you enter the country. It costs around € 103.94 - € 111.75 per month to take the health insurance for international students in Germany.
Other than rent and transport, you will have to pay monthly costs for heaters, electricity, water, and others. Despite a modest decrease in 2018, the cost of electricity in Germany remains high. A kilowatt-hour (CT/kWh) now costs 29.42 cents in Germany. Given this plus the normal expenses of additional facilities for an 85 m2 flat, the total monthly cost is 215.21 Euros.
If you live with roommates, these expenses will, of course, be split. In certain cases, these bills are included in your rent, so you don't have to pay them separately. This way you can reduce the expenses.
Munich is typically the most expensive place in Germany followed by Frankfurt, Stuttgart, and Heidelberg. The biggest expense in Germany is the house rent. If compared with the North, the south of Germany is the most expensive region to live in.
As mentioned above, Berlin is the cheapest place to live in Germany. From rent to utilities the expenses vary in a great range in Berlin than other places.
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