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How much does it cost to study in Mannheim?

Tuition fees for international degree-seeking students are very affordable in the state of Baden-Würrtemberg: only EUR 1,500 per semester (find out more here). Additionally, students pay some administrative fees (see below).

Exchange students from partner universities pay no tuition fees and a reduced amount regarding the administrative fees.

Actual expenses

All in all, you will need approximately EUR 700-750 per month to cover all your expenses during your studies in Mannheim.

We recommend that you have about EUR 1,500 at your disposal at the beginning of the semester to cover all the one-off payments that usually arise (e.g. refundable deposit for your room).

Here is an overview of the expected monthly costs (at the time of writing):

Costs for:Monthly

(hall of residence, all included)

  EUR 250 - 400
Student canteen (lunch Mon-Fri)
Full lunch incl. drink + extras approx. EUR 4
approx. EUR 80
Other groceries, cafe visits, etc.approx. EUR 150
Health insuranceapprox. EUR 108
Semester ticket*
(currently EUR 180 per semester)
approx. EUR 29
Student Services fee
(currently EUR 110.30 per semester)
approx. EUR 19

Administration fee
(for degree-seeking students, currently EUR 70.00 per semester)

approx. EUR 12
Other (individual costs):
e.g. Internet, phone, clothing, toiletries, study material...
EUR 80 - 150
Total:approx. EUR 730 - 950

* The semester ticket is an exclusive offer for students. It can be used for free travel within the integrated public-transportation system of the Rhine-Neckar region (RNV), and is valid for all forms of public travel. That means not only for your journeys between the university and your accommodation, but also for all trips to the attractive places around Mannheim – as far as across the French border.

Find out more about the semester ticket (in German)

Other benefits for students

The semester ticket is only one of many reductions specifically offered to students. Mannheim Student Service provides a list of further benefits (in German)