Costs and funding

Tuition fees

There's no getting around it - money is an important issue for students these days. The first piece of good news for students at Fulda University is that there are no tuition fees at universities in Germany! Thanks to generous subsidies and support from the state, students from Germany and international students alike have access to higher education at a very low cost.

There is, however, a semester fee of around €300. This fee helps to cover the cost of student services and student government and pays for your Semester Ticket, which entitles you to free public transport in and around Fulda.

Cost of living

To cover the cost of living while you are studying in Fulda, you should expect to need €650 - 800 a month. This amount includes accomodation, food, health insurance and transport costs. Of course, your outgoings will ultimately depend on your personal preferences and standard of living.

Please bear in mind that you will have to cover some extra costs in the first month after you arrive, including deposits and registration fees (approx €500 extra).

Item
Accommodation300
Food165
Mobility82
Health insurance80
Leisure68
Clothes52
Telecommunications33
Books30

 

Cost of living in Fulda

Food item
Bread (500 g)2.00
Milk 1 l0.90
Cheese (200 g)2.00
Cereal (box)2.00
Yoghurt (150 g)0.40
Apple (1 kg)2.00
Tomato 1 kg2.50
Water 1 l0.80
Soft drink (supermarket)0.80
Soft drink (bar)2.00
Beer 0.5 l (supermarket)2.00
Beer 0.4 l (bar)3.00
Wine 0.75 l (supermarket)3.00
Wine 0.2 l (bar)3.30
Cinema ticket 8.50
Mobile phone (per month)20.00

 

Sources of funding

This section gives you more information about scholarships and working as a student during your time at Fulda University.