FINANCES AND COSTS OF STUDYING

Would you like to know what the costs of studying are? In Germany, tuition fees depend on the university in question – particularly whether it is a state or private institution – and the federal state in which it is located.

Hochschule Fresenius is a private university of applied sciences. Our study programs are state-recognized but we do not receive state funding. This means we need to charge tuition fees. Tuition fees vary depending on the study program, study location, and form of study.

When planning your finances, you’ll need to consider other costs as well (particularly if you are not an EU citizen). Here, we provide an overview of costs that may arise and list some of the most common ways to finance your studies.

ARRISING COSTS TO CONSIDER

A blocked account (Sperrkonto) is a special type of bank account. You can only use the money in the blocked account once you have entered Germany – until then, the account will be blocked. After entering Germany, you will receive a bank card from the account provider that will allow you to withdraw a maximum of EUR 934 per month. A list of blocked account providers can be found on the German Federal Foreign Office website.

An easy way to make international payments is FlyWire. More information on the payment portal is provided on the FlyWire info page.

Costs per year

Overview of annual costs per year (approximate values):

EUR 11,208 costs of living
EUR 9,600 tuition
EUR 400 semester contribution
(EUR 3,000 security deposit (will be offset against tuition fees))


EUR 21,208 total costs per year

Financing Options

You can get help with your monthly tuition fees, living expenses, etc. from numerous sources. You could get a student job and there are various funding programs. It is perfectly normal for full-time students to use several forms of funding. Hochschule Fresenius believes it is essential that all students have the opportunity to join the study program of their choice, which is why we would like to share some financing options.

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