Affordable cost of living
International students usually find that the cost of living in Germany is relatively affordable
It is estimated that students will need an average of around €861 per month to cover living expenses. Rent is normally the biggest expense, which can be shared by finding accommodation with roommates.
While there may not be any tuition fees to pay for your course, you may still need to pay some fees to the university. This can include a fixed fee for certain university services, such as bus travel, administrative assistance, sports facilities and cafeterias.
You'll need to maintain health insurance coverage during your entire stay in Germany. Expatrio can help you to get coverage from partner Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), as well as assist with opening a blocked bank account, which is also required for international students in Germany.
Other regular expenses you will need to consider are food, transport, phone, internet and utilities. These all vary depending on where you are in the country. Finally, leisure activities and study materials depend on your personal preferences and course.
See our Cost of Living in Germany page for more information. Generally, the south and west of Germany tend to have higher living costs, while the north and east tend to be cheaper.