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Fees and costs to expect when studying in Konstanz

No tuition fees for EU/EEA citizens

The University of Konstanz does not charge tuition fees for EU/EEA citizens. However, the state of Baden-Württemberg has introduced tuition fees amounting to 1500EUR/semester for students coming from outside the EU/EEA countries.

General fees: All students are required to pay an administrative fee as well as a student services fee and a student body fee, all three amount to around 160EUR per Semester. The fees for exchange students are a bit lower. In return, you'll get cheaper access to public transportation, subsidised meals in the unversity canteen, access to counselling services, and more.

Costs of living

You should plan a monthly allowance of around 650€ to 750€ for paying your rent, food, study materials, public transportation, and so on.

International students, who are not citizens of the EU, the EEA and Switzerland, are required to prove that they have sufficient funds to cover their living costs in order to receive a residence permit for Germany.

Financing your studies: BAföG, scholarships, student loans, jobs

There are several ways to receive financial support for your studies. Some of them are only available to German or EU citizens. You might want to check whether you're eligible to BAföG. You can also apply for scholarships or for a student loan (also for students from EU and EEA states as well as international students with a German "Abitur"), or work besides your studies. International Students from non-EU countries may apply for scholarships but face restrictions when it comes to working in Germany.

Our Department offers a limited numer of payed jobs as a student or research assistant. Excellent students can apply for a Baden-Württemberg scholarship after having been accepted for the PhD programme after their first year in the Master's programme.

Should you face a financial emergency, Seezeit and the International Office are there to help you.