University of Heidelberg

Tuition Fees & Living Expenses

Financing Your Studies

Students should expect to spend at least € 600,- per month on general living expenses.
Heidelberg University does not offer any scholarships or grants to help finance study visits. It is expected that international students have sufficient funding at their disposal when they come to Heidelberg University. Therefore, Heidelberg University requires you to present a document explaining how you are going to finance your study visit (not applicable for EU / EEA nationals).
Information on scholarships is available with the German diplomatic and consular representations and German cultural institutes all over the world. For German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarships please see DAAD scholarship informations.

Students should expect to pay most or all of the following fixed expenses:

Registration Fees (Einschreibegebühr) / Tuition Fees for Non-EU/EEA Citizens

Please note that starting from Winter Semester 2017/18, international students from non-EU/EEA countries are required to pay tuition fees for Master's degree programmes in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg, of which Heidelberg is a part. The tuition fee per semester will be 1.500€.

Medical Insurance

All students are legally required to have medical insurance until they reach their 14th semester or their 30th birthday, whichever comes first. Medical insurance premiums are currently approx. € 45 per month.

EU citizens can be exempted from this obligatory medical insurance if they can prove, by means of an E 111 certificate, that they are covered by medical insurance in their home country.


Students admitted to the university do not automatically receive a room in a student residence, and must therefore make their own living arrangements. At present the monthly rent for a room or small flat is approximately € 250 to € 500. You may find a room in one of the residence halls of the Studentenwerk, in off-campus student residencies provided by other organizations, or you look at the private housing market. Please see: Student Services Heidelberg (Studentenwerk).

Public Transport

The Semesterticket, which costs € 145 and allows students to use almost all forms of public transportation in the Heidelberg area for free for a semester, can be purchased after registration at the University.

Please note that the amounts given here are only approximate amounts and may change in 2015.

Last modified 4th May, 2017

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