Living cost in Germany
Cost of living in Germany
Cost of living in Germany depends on the place the student will be studying at and his/ her lifestyle, but generally the basic expenses (such
as accommodation, study materials, transportation, food etc) are close to the European Union average – around €750 a month. Getting a student card is recommended since the students get discounts at museums, theatres, cinema, public swimming pools and many other places, so the student should make the most of his/ her student status as much as he/ she can.
It is quite reasonable in Germany. Cost of living in Germany includes a health insurance premium, semester contribution and possible tuition fees. The majority of universities in Germany usually do not charge any tuition fees as they are funded by the federal state. Apart from the relatively low semester fees all students will have to pay an additional fee called the semester contribution. It usually costs around €200 Euros per semester but can vary depending upon the universities and the services associated with it.
According to German law everybody studying in a state-recognized college or university has to have health insurance to qualify for enrolment, thus one of the prerequisites to getting admitted in a university is to have proper health insurance.
A common transportation ticket among students is the “Semester ticket” which allows the student to use any public transportation at a discount price for a full semester.
Living €250 – 300
Study Materials €30
along with medical costs
Phone, internet and other
Entertainment and other €60
The student can work part-time and earn extra money on the side to support his/ her living while studying. If the student is a national of an EU member country or a national of Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, than he/ she have unlimited access to the job market, just as Germans but if they work more than 20 hours during a week you will have to pay into social security.