Expenses for students to do Masters in Germany
In this post, we will discuss about how much it cost to study MS in Germany. When we plan to study abroad first thing in mind comes about the cost or expenses. We always choose a country according to the budget. If you are planning to MS in Germany and still not confident enough how to plan it Admissiongyan, abroad education consultants in Bangalore will guide you in details.
Government Funded Education System
Most of the Universities in Germany are federally funded by the government at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level. International students who intend to study in Germany they don’t have to pay tuition fees as higher education is publicly funded in most of the German Universities for Masters. It is modest if the tuition fee is charged which comes around 500 Euros to 1000 Euros per semester in most of the German Universities for Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Moreover, there are scholarships and research projects available with stipend amount in most of the Public Universities for the technocrats and management professionals.
Universities in Germany
You might have heard or known that public universities in Germany are free from tuition fees; yes! It’s true, but only to an extent. Public universities in Germany do not charge a tuition fee for Master degrees except if you plan to do masters on a different subject other than the subject of your Bachelor degree. The free tuition system is available for all international students from any country. You will have to pay an administration fee which usually costs around 100 – 500 EUR/semester. The administration fee covers organization services and your enrollment. And you will have to pay this to re-enroll every semester. But you have to pay tuition fees, if you couldn’t finish your course on time and also if you study in Bremen, Lower Saxony, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt or Turingia.
Tuition fees at private universities
The cost for a Masters degree program from a private university in Germany will usually be higher than public universities. Private universities in Germany are financed from tuition fees so international students will have to pay in between 3,000 – 20,000 EUR/year. Fees depends on universities and the area of field choose to study. Some degrees such as engineering, medical or business have a higher tuition fee compared to degrees in fields like education or social sciences.
Here are average tuition fees at some of the top-ranked German Universities for masters
- SRH Hochschule Berlin – about $700 – $800 a month. Some master’s programs may be just 10 months long while others may be twice that
- Technical University of Munich – average tuition fees 2,000 EUR/year.
- Heidelberg University – average tuition fees 6,000 EUR/year.
- Humboldt University of Berlin – no tuition fees
- Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich – no tuition fees
The tuition fee (if there is any) usually consists of two parts:The Studiengebühren are the actual tuition fee which ranges from 0-500 Euros/semester. Additional to this tuition fee, a Semesterbeitrag is charged which includes administration fees as well as fees for the General Students Committee (ASTA), the Studentenwerk (responsible for student residences and cafeterias) and often a (mostly obligatory) semester ticket for public transport in the city (and sometimes the region) around the university. The Semesterbeitrag is individually set by each university or colleges and besides this costs, you should also consider the benefits (such a semester ticket) when comparing the tuition fees between universities.
Cost of living in Germany
Cost of living in Germany varies and depends on the city you live in or planning to move on. The average cost of living per month will be around 500-800 EUR. This includes accommodation, health insurance, food and groceries, telephone, clothes, books and other expenses.
There is always a big difference between living in a big industrial or university-city and in a small town which is not that overloaded with people. If you have problem finding a home in a better place with good budget overseas education consultant will always help you with the proper accommodation. Especially in the areas with a high housing shortage, most of the students share apartments to reduce there expenses.The apartment-sharing is a cheap alternative option instead of living solely in an apartment. Universities also provide residential homes for their students in which one can live for a low cost or less expense. In most cases, the kitchen is shared with other students and one has a small single room. Applying early for a place at the residential home raises the chance to get one of the strongly demanded places. Residential homes cost between 200 – 400 Euros, a room in an apartment-sharing community between 300 – 500 Euros. A single apartment can cost from 400 Euros or more.
Accommodation cost is the highest monthly expense of the total budget. Better options to save the cost of living in Germany for Indian students are to live in residence halls or in shared private rental apartments or rent a single apartment. (This varies according to the city).
Here is an estimation of the cost of living in Germany for Indian students in EUR/Month
- Accommodation costs will be around 120 to 300
- Food will be around 120 (If you cook at home and avoid eating outside)
- Health insurance will be 90 to 120 EUR
- Semester contribution will be 300 EUR
- Public Transportation Pass: 30 to 60 EUR
In total, a student can easily can survive with 500 – 800 EUR
You can do part-time jobs 20 hrs per week in which u can easily earn & can easily manage the living cost in Germany.
Everyone should calculate for his or her own needs and make a proper plan of how to go ahead for a hassle-free living. If finance is properly secured, studying in Germany is not a difficult thing.
For more detailed information call or walk to our overseas education consultancy services office at Koramangala or Indiranagar.
Debendra Jena, a B.Tech Graduate with specialization in Education Counselling for Abroad Destination.