Education is free in Germany

In Germany education is state-funded. The system provides free education to thousands of students from all over the world. Students however have to arrange for living expenses & some other miscellaneous expenses.   At some universities, you don't need to pay tuition fees. While some charge around 500 euros per semester. Whether you have to pay fees or not depends entirely on the federal state and the university, you are studying.

Costs that you will certainly have to pay each semester are the semester contribution and the health insurance premiums (around 280 euros). The semester contributions are due when you register (matriculate) at the university and then each semester when your re-register at the Student Office. Depending on the university and federal state, these can amount to between 50 and 250 euros.

At some universities, this sum includes a Semester ticket. This allows you to use local public transport in and around your university town without any extra costs. Students who want to apply for free study in Germany need to meet tough criteria. Due to free education, competition is very high so only serious and competent students get this chance. Almost all main German universities offer courses in both English and German languages. 

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