Tuition fees in Germany

How high is the tuition fee for a PhD in Germany?

There are usually no tuition-fees for a PhD at a German university – at least at public higher education institutions. This applies to the individual PhD and to structured PhD programmes. However, all enrolled PhD students must pay a semester contribution. How high this fee is depends on the services that are included – for example, use of public transport. In general, it is between 70 and 330 euros.

Naturally, you will need to meet your living costs. These can vary very much, depending on which city you live in. We provide an overview on this topic on here.