Study costs in Germany

Germany is the most popular non-English-speaking destination in the world to study, as tuition fees in most German universities range between 300 to 500 euros per academic term. After paying the fees, the student receives a transportation subscription that covers the entire state in which he is studying. Due to the low cost of studying in Germany, it is ranked as the fourth most popular study destination among international students after the USA, UK and Australia. But in 2017, the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg reimposed tuition fees for students from outside the European Union. Therefore non-EU students who wish to study at a university in the state of Württemberg must now pay an average tuition fee of €3,000 per year for the various programmes. Those with a second degree pay a reduced fee of €1,300 per year.

Most public universities in Germany

However, private universities depend on the annual tuition fees paid by students to finance them, so each university sets its own tuition fees, which may amount to more than 20,000 Euros annually.

In the Federal Student Financial Aid Programme, it can be used by both German citizens and EU students, as well as some foreigners under certain conditions. In general, this aid is for those under the age of 30 (less than 35 if you are studying for a master's degree). But exceptions can be made according to circumstances.The BAföG is divided into two parts, 50 taking the form of a government grant and the other 50 being an interest-free loan that must be repaid in installments at the end of the maximum period of assistance.)