Germany has the most affordable and flexible fee structures globally. Throughout Germany, living costs are quite affordable, even for the accommodation which usually has an average rate between 300 and 450 EUR/month.

Whether you will have to pay for tuition fees or not, you can apply for plenty of scholarships to finance your studies in Germany. The numerous available scholarships are meant to either cover all or part of your fees or the living costs. German student organisations like DAAD and Deutschlandstipendium and several universities in Germany offer scholarships to students every year.

 

S.no Study Program Average Fees in AUD*
1. German language studies €1000-€3000 depending on the length of the course
2. Undergraduate Bachelor Degree €3000- €20,000 annually
3. Postgraduate Master’s Degree  €3000- €20,000 annually

Student visa costs

The fee for all types of German short-stay visas, known also as the Schengen visas, is €60 . Nevertheless, in many cases you do not have to pay for a visa or can get a visa at a reduced price, depending on your nationality or status.

Accommodation costs and cost of living

When it comes to living in Germany, housing is the highest monthly expense you will have, and it represents 34% of the total budget. Cheaper options for international students are in residence halls or in shared private rental apartments. You can also rent a single apartment. Below you will find the average accommodation costs for a student in Germany:

Living alone: 360 EUR/month

Living with partner/child: 400/month

Living on-campus: 150-240 EUR/month

However, rooms in student residence halls are pretty difficult to secure, since only 11% of the international students find on-campus accommodation, according to a European study. Also, 55% of the students are satisfied with the accommodation in student halls.

As a student in Germany, you will pay about 170 EUR/month on food. If you’re looking for lower prices, try cheaper supermarkets like Aldi, Lidl, and Netto.

However, rooms in student residence halls are pretty difficult to secure, since only 11% of the international students find on-campus accommodation, according to a European study. Also, 55% of the students are satisfied with the accommodation in student halls.

*Prices from www.studyingingermany.org

 Transportation costs

According to The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) study, around 10% of the total monthly student budget is spent on transport.

A public transport pass for students is between 30 and 60 EUR/month, depending on the city.

You can easily get around with a bicycle throughout any city in Germany. Rates for renting a bicycle are around 15-20 EUR/day.

Use Germany’s Deutsche Bahn train system and visit any German city you want; fares are between 20 and 70 EUR.

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