Costs during your studies

When studying at the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences, you must be able to fund the living costs in Germany. The following summary will help you work out your costs.


Tuition fees
You do not have to pay any tuition fees in Rheinland-Pfalz.


Social contribution
You will find the current social contribution amount for the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences here
For students at the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences the Student Union is responsible for running, among other things, the student residences and the cafeteria. Eating in the cafeteria is cheaper than eating out at a restaurant, the rent for a room in a student residence is lower than for a private rental. To offset this, all students support the student union through the social contribution.


The "Semesterticket" (transportation ticket) is included in the social contribution; there are no additional costs. The VRN-Semester-Ticket plus Westpfalz is valid throughout a large area between Saarbrücken and Mannheim/Ludwigshafen.


Health insurance
Costs for student health insurance depend on the provider and vary between 30 and 70 Euros per month.
In Germany all students are required to take out health insurance. If you become ill this will cover the costs of medical treatment. At the start of the semester you must provide the Studienkolleg with evidence of your health insurance. The health insurance must be valid for the entire semester (01.03-31.08 or 01.09-28.02).


Living costs
Your living costs, such as accommodation, clothing, food and drink, etc., will depend on your own lifestyle habits. At the moment we calcuate with approx. 700 Euro per month.


Further information about money and costs of studying in Germany can be found on the DAAD website

Not an EU citizen?

If you are not a citizen of an EU country you must present a so-called proof of financing. This proves that you have secured your livelihood for at least one year. As a rule, a blocked account is set up from which you can withdraw a fixed amount every month during your stay in Germany.