Tuition fees for international students

The tuition fees will affect all international students who are about to study in Germany at one of the universities in Baden-Württemberg from the fall semester 2017/18 on. The tuition fee amounts to EUR 1,500 per semester.

Students who are already enrolled at one of the universities in Baden-Württemberg will not have to pay the tuition fee and will be able to graduate in their aspired degree program at their current university under the current conditions (retention of acquired rights).

Students who are EU citizens or citizens of a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as foreign students who hold a German university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) are excluded from the fee




International students who fulfill certain criteria are not obliged to pay tuition fees. If the exception criteria apply to you and you provide the necessary documents of proof in due time before enrollment or reregistration, you do not have to pay tuition fees.



Admitted students will find further information on the exception criteria in the Information Form for International Students you received together with your admissions letter.


Only print out and submit one of the following forms along with the Information Form for International Students ("Auskunftsformular") and the required documents of proof if you have been in Germany for the at least five years in total and have been legally employed or at least one parent has resided and worked legally in Germany for three of the six years before the program of study started:

Employment Verification Form

Employment Verification Form for Parents



You can find the request form for an exemption from tuition fees here:

Request for Exemption from Tuition Fees


Applications must be submitted before the beginning of the lecture period.


Only print out and submit this form along with the required documents of proof if one of the exemption criteria applies to you.



Ms. Angela Barth


Bursar's Office - Tuition Fees


Tel.: +49 621 181 1475






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