When planning your studies in Germany, you need to ensure that you have the necessary financial resources.
This overview provides information about the estimated living costs of a foreign student at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences.
|Expenses||Estimated expenses per month|
|Rent (incl. additional costs)||Around 280 – 480 € (depending on the size and location of the apartment)|
|Health insurance||Around 80 € (for student not having a health insurance agreement with Germany)|
|License fee (in Germany obligatory)||Around 18 €|
|Semester ticket (62,85 €) for local public transport – per semester||Around 10 €|
|Semester fee for Studentenwerk 52 €||Around 9 €|
|Transportation (in addition to the travel costs already covered by the semester ticket)||Around 60 €|
|Telephone / Internet||Around 25 €|
|Study materials||Around 25 €|
|Leisure activities / Clothes||Around 80 €|
|Food / Household||Around 160 €|
|Total||Around 750 – 950 €|
You need to ensure that at least €861 per month, €10,332 per year, is available to you. Applicants from countries requiring a visa, in particular, need proof of this.
The most common ways to prove that you have sufficient means to cover your living costs are:
- Locked account: You open an account at a bank in Germany containing at least €10,332.
- Proof of parents' income: Your parents can provide evidence of sufficient income to finance your third-level education in Germany, e.g. bank statements.
- Scholarship: You receive a scholarship from a scholarship provider recognized in Germany. There are various support options for international students in Bavaria.
- Part-time jobs: You can finance some of your costs by working while studying. Please observe the legal regulations. You can find information on part-time jobs for students on the Augsburg Student Services web page.
- Declaration of commitment: A person resident in Germany makes a commitment to the immigration authority to finance your studies. This person has sufficient income to cover your living expenses. You can find additional information in the German Residence Act (§68 Aufenthaltsgesetz – information available in the German language only)
Caution: Statements created by notaries in foreign countries are not accepted by the immigration authority. Declarations of commitment always need to be issued by German embassies or an immigration authority in Germany.