In this context we would like to stress that it is not advisable to come to Germany for university studies, if you do not have a secure source of funding. You should calculate between 16700 € and 20300 € for the entire programme (registration fees inclusive, exclusive tuition fees).
Cost of Studying
Registration fee: 155 Euro per semester
Tuition Fees will apply for non-EU Students and for a Second Bachelor or Master Degree
The State of Baden-Württemberg decided on 3rd May 2017 to introduce tuition fees for non-EU students (€1,500 € per semester) and for all students seeking a second Bachelor (or Master’s) degree (€650 per semester) by winter semester 2017/18.
In its current form, the bill includes several reasons for exemption for non-EU students, including:
- students who are already enrolled in a Bachelor (or Master) program in Baden-Württemberg,
- students participating in university exchange programs, including Erasmus students,
- students from Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway (non-EU European Economic Area member states)
- students with refugee status,
- non-EU citizens with a German Abitur (“Bildungsinländer”).
Tuition fees mean a policy change in Baden-Württemberg. Nonetheless, the prospective fee of €1,500 per semester for non-EU students is (very) low by international comparison.
Cost of Living
The monthly cost of living in Freiburg amounts to approximately 700-900 €, including the following examples to give you an idea of how much certain things cost:
|Health insurance (if not covered by family insurance)||80 €|
|Transportation (with semester ticket)||13 €|
|Spare time activities/language course/other||200 €|
As nor the Centre for Renewable Energy (ZEE), nor the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources is currently able to offer scholarships for REM students, candidates should apply for funding from foundations and/or inform themselves about job opportunities on- or off-campus.
DAAD -scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service)
Most foreign students receive a scholarship from the DAAD. The application for a scholarship must be submitted to a DAAD office or the German embassy in the applicant’s home country. Generally, the whole application process – as it is the case for most of the foundations - may last up to one year. Therefore, it is important that you plan ahead.
Other foundations and scholarships
Please consult this list for other foundations: