Still on our series of Articles on Tuition-free Universities in European Countries, we are sharing with you today, List Of Tuition Free Universities In Germany. We have in the past shared with you information on List Of Tuition Free Universities In Norway, Austria and Finland. We also provided information regarding the standards of living in the countries mentioned. In this article about Tuition Free Universities In Germany, we have gotten excerpts from a couple of sources in order to make the information complete. Read on…
For many years, higher institutions of education in Germany usually do not charge any tuition fees for undergraduate studies. But after the Constitutional Court of Germany lifted the ban on tuition fees in January 2005, a number of Federal states now charge tuition fees for undergraduate students. Postgraduate studies such as most Master’s or PhD has been charging tuition fees for some time now.
Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Programmes
Since the winter Semester 2006/07, German universities are now allowed to charge tuition fees for undergraduate study programmes. Currently, only four out of 16 Federal states charge tuition fees of up to 500 Euros per semester. These states are Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hamburg, and Lower Saxony. All other federal states only request a certain amount of money as a semester contribution (about 50 euros) but charges no tuition fees. Detailed information on tuition fees in different federal states in Germany can be found on the following page.
Tuition fees for Graduate Programmes
In most cases, you need to pay tuition fee for Master’s programmes. The fees vary between 650 Euros and several thousand Euros per Semester. Aside from the tuition fee, each student has to pay a certain amount as a semester contribution to the university (about 50 Euros).
Cost of Studying in Germany: On average, German students spend about 800 Euros for accommodation, transport, food, and miscellaneous expenses.
Also see the list of Scholarships in Germany for International Students.
The estimated cost of studying and living in germany is not as big as what’s obtainable in countries like Norway, hence, it is still cheaper to study and live in Germany.
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