Tuition, Fees and What's Included

Fees

All overseas services are included.
A secured bank account is not required.
The all-inclusive fees are currently 17,500 euros for the academic year 2015/2016.

This includes the €500 security deposit for rooms, which will be paid back at the end of Freshman year, if no damage has occurred.

The fee for the Freshman year is 17,500 euros.

The fees must be paid upon receipt of the admission to the Freshman program in order for the student to participate in the course.

This  summary and short explanation of the fees of the Freshman Institute is not legally binding. Only your original admission letter legally binding.

Click for the information sheet "What is Included in Your Fees?"

Refund Policy

If a student cancels his or her enrollment before the program begins, the following conditions for refunding his or her payment apply:
-    Cancellation before 15 August of the planned academic year:    85% refund
-    Cancellation before 1 September of the planned academic year:    70% refund
-    Cancellation before 1 October of the planned academic year:    50% refund
-    Cancellation after 1 October:     no refund

  • If the security deposit has been paid, it will be refunded in full.
  • If the student is refused a visa to Germany, the entire fees will be refunded, minus €100 administrative fee.  Confirmation from the German embassy stating that the visa application was rejected must be submitted.
  • All fee refunds are based upon the actual amount received by the Freshman program.  Any bank fees are the responsibility of the student.

Living Conditions

Students live in double rooms with another student of the same sex during the Freshman year.

See Student Life for more information.

Classes and Internship/Practical Workshop Training

All classes and language courses are included. Practical workshop training/internship is included for selected programs. See Calender Classes Internship for details.

Free public transportation within all of the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia (Semester Ticket)

Semester Ticket for Public Transportation

The Semester Ticket is for free travel on most public transportation within the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia and is included in the Freshman fees.

General Services

  • pickup service from Dusseldorf airport
  • all-around support and counseling services.

For details see "General Assistance" under Student Life.

Health and Other Insurance

During the Freshman year

    After the Freshman Year

    Tuition in the bachelor’s program is fully subsidized by the German government for excellent international and domestic students; therefore students do not have to pay any tuition fees for bachelor’s or master’s programs.  After completion of the Freshman year, students enrolled in a bachelor’s program must pay only the semester fee, which is currently approximately €260 per semester. For students in the German state of North Rhine/Westphalia, this mandatory semester fee includes public transportation within and other amenities.  At the time of enrollment in the bachelor’s program, most students will need a blocked account, which currently requires about €9000 per year to cover their living expenses. Students can access the money from their blocked account in monthly increments.

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