Despite the escalating pricing, the German government has persevered in applying a fee-free policy for non-EU international students at public universities. If you intend to study in Germany, please refer to the article below to better understand all aspects related to tuition fees in Germany.

German reasons for tuition exemption

The Germans have a view to not use education for business and if everyone has the opportunity to go to school, in the long run, society will be able to develop sustainably. The German government also recognizes the great potential of the immigrant community in contributing to the development of economic and social development so the fee-free policy is a way to attract talents around the world to study. , living and settling down in Germany.

Although it is exempt from tuition, the quality of German training is not in the case of “any of it” but always ranks high in the world. Evidence is that 12 universities in Germany have been honored to be in the top 200 universities of QS World University Rankings 2018. Degrees granted by German universities are also highly appreciated in the world.

You should note that the fee waiver policy is only applicable at nearly 300 public universities in Germany. With over 1,000 existing academic programs, you will have numerous options for the future. A number of prominent public universities in Germany can be mentioned as:

  • University of Cologne
  • Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU)
  • Goethe University Frankfurt
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • University of Münster
  • Ruhr University Bochum
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Universität Hamburg
  • FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM)

 Some international student fees must be paid

If the tuition fee is not included, international students still have to pay a temporary fee called “management fee” ranging from 300 to 400 euros (7 to 10 million VND) per semester. This money will be used to pay for student use of public transport in the city.

Germany is generally one of the European countries with moderate living standards, so the minimum living cost to live every month in Germany is only 800 euros (about 20 million VND) and fluctuates up and down depending on the city. certain. For big cities such as Munich, Frankfurt or Hamburg, the cost of living will be higher.

Fee-based learning programs in Germany

Because tuition-free policies are only applied at public universities, private training institutions in Germany will charge fees. Programs at private schools will often be specialized and have certain strengths to be able to compete with public schools and deserve the cost of learners. Tuition fees for private universities range from 2,000 euros per year to 22,000 euros per year. Some of the most affordable private universities in Germany for your reference are:

  • SRH Hochschule Berlin
  • EBC Hochschule

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Some ways to minimize the cost of studying in Germany

Whether you choose to study in Germany at a public or private school, you are entitled to apply for scholarships to minimize your study abroad costs. In addition to the tuition-subsidized scholarship programs, there are still scholarships for food, rent, and health insurance. In addition, most Bachelor’s programs in Germany allow students to work part-time or participate in paid internships so that students have both work experience and additional income to cover academic life away from home. If you can arrange a time and manage your spending well, you can successfully study in Germany without spending too much money.