How much does it cost to study in Mannheim?

Good news: Mannheim University of Applied Sciences is a state-run university and your studies here are free of charge, i.e. students do not have to pay any tuition fees.

However, you will have to pay a registration fee and a Mannheim Student Services fee: currently, the combined total amount is EUR 138.50 per semester. Exchange students from partner universities pay a reduced amount.

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

Accommodation
(hall of residence, all included)

  EUR 220 - 290
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 80
Semester ticket*
(currently EUR 155 per semester)
approx. EUR 26
Student Services fee + administration fee
(EUR 138.50 per Semester)
approx. EUR 23
Other (individual costs):
e.g. Internet, phone, clothing, toiletries, study material...
EUR 80 - 150
Total:
EUR 650 - 800

* 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)