Some fees have to be paid during the application. For sure these fees vary depending on the country and city you are living in. This is will give you an idea of the costs which could apply.
This fee is which varies the most since it depends on your documents number & length and usual fees in your country. For applying to one university translating and notarizing usually costs 70-120 EUR. If your documents are in English and don’t need to be translated the fee is lower for sure.
University’s Application Fee
Some universities require an application fee. This fee has to be paid before submitting the application, directly to the university. The universities don’t refund this fee. It is 75 EUR for every applied program. While you search for programs in our website you will see which programs require and application fee.
We need your application document here in Germany. Instead of sending them separately to the universities. You just send all of them to us and we will send them here from Germany. We are paying the fees for our shipment within Germany. But not your fees when sending the documents to us. Depending on your provider and delivery speed the costs vary from 5 EUR (normal delivery just a few documents) to 70 EUR (express delivery).
Money Transfer Fee
When sending money to Germany from abroad, there will be a certain fee chargedby the bank. It usually is between 10-50 Euros, which is why you should inform yourself early about the process and different banks in your area, to avoid paying unnecessarily high fees.
Fees in Germany
For sure these fees vary depending on the university and city you are choosing.
German course fee
This fee only has to be paid if you are admitted to the course. Some universities even require it later, when you arrive in Germany. The German course fee depends on the university, it usually is 500 EUR per semester. When you start, you only pay for your first semester. If you cancel the course soon enough you receive a refund minus some service fee of the university.
There is no tuition fee at the universities we apply to. Still, you have to pay a semester contribution, it depends on the university, but is between 0-370 Euro per semester.
When living in Germany your rent will be your highest expense in the month. We recommend avoiding cities which are known for their high rent such as Hamburg, Munich or Frankfurt. Also living in a shared flat with other students will lower your costs. German students spend approximately 300 EUR a month on rent.
Other monthly expenses are groceries, clothing, university material, bills for electricity, internet, phone, health insurance, fun & activities. Depending on your spending the expenses will be between 200-400 Euros.