Education and expenses in Germany

Living and studying in Germany is not more expensive than in other European countries. This article will help you figure out how much you will have to spend individually.

If you plan to study in Germany, you should first consider the cost of education. Students coming to Germany from Pakistan have to bear the following expenses.

1 tuition fee

2 semester contributions

Expenses for buying 3 books etc.

4 Health insurance costs

5 General expenses (accommodation, food, clothing, telephone, etc.)

What is the tuition fee?

Each federal state (province) in Germany decides how much students will be charged. Currently only two federal states in Germany (Lower Saxony and Bavaria) charge tuition fees. You can contact your university for the latest information. Generally, a foreign student in these two federal states has to pay a maximum of 500 Euro tuition fees per semester. Generally, no tuition fees are charged for “Studioenkolleg” students and incoming doctoral students.

Important Note: Annual fees at private universities can be up to 20,000 euros.

What is a semester contribution?

The semester contribution fee at the university has to be paid to each student every six months. The fee is usually between 50 and 250 euros. In return for this fee, a student is given a travel ticket in addition to a discount on university mess and accommodation. Travel tickets can also be used for free travel to nearby cities using public transport.

Expenses for buying books etc.

In addition to the semester contribution fees, you also have to bear the cost of traveling and buying books yourself. These costs also depend on your personal needs.

Health insurance costs

You also need health insurance to study in Germany. There are a number of companies in Germany with which a health insurance contract can be entered into. These companies offer special discounts to students up to the age of 30 and up to the 14th semester at the university. A student may have to pay 40 to 70 euros per month for health insurance.

General expenses (accommodation, food, clothing, telephone, etc.)

The cost of living in Germany is equal to the European average. These costs are lower than in Scandinavian countries but relatively higher in many Asian, African and Latin American countries. The total monthly expenses of a typical student in Germany can be up to 600 euros, but it also depends on your lifestyle. You can spend up to 300 euros if you wish.

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