Tuition & Cost of Living Estimates
COST OF LIVING: AROUND 800 EUROS A MONTH FOR LIVING EXPENSES Compared to other European countries, the cost of living in Germany is quite reasonable. The prices for food, accommodation, clothing, cultural events, etc. are basically in line with the EU average. You will need around 800 Euros a month to cover your living expenses. The largest expense is your monthly rent.
You should expect to pay the following expenses during your stay in Germany:
• living expenses (rent, food, clothing, books, telephone, …)
• semester contribution
• health insurance
• possible tuition fees Students require around 800 Euros per month to cover the cost of living in Germany.
In large cities, costs can vary considerably depending on where you live. You should plan on spending more on living and studying in Munich than in Leipzig, for example. As a rule, students can live on less money in smaller cities than in larger ones. Naturally, the amount of money you need will ultimately depend on how economically you live.
STUDENTS’ MONTHLY EXPENSES
- Rent and utilities € 298
- Food and drink € 165 Clothing € 52 Learning materials € 30
- Car and public transportation € 82
- Health insurance, medical costs, medicine € 66
- Telephone, internet, TV € 33 Recreation, culture, sports € 68Total € 794
Working While Studying in Germany Earning money alongside studying is a way of life for many students in Germany. Students from the European Union and the EEA stand practically on equal terms with German students and have free access to the German job market. However, for students who do not come from the EU or EEA countries, work is restricted; you are only allowed to work 90 full or 180 half days in a year. To do this you do not need authorization from the Employment Agency, i.e. the German authorities. There are exceptions, so please check employment regulations before taking on a job.