What you need to know about finances

Finances are an important part of every student’s life. As an international student, you may even pay closer attention to money issues as costs of living can vary between countries and you might incur some unexpected expenses.

Having enough financial resources as an international student is key to having a good experience in Baden-Württemberg. That’s why you need to prove that you have sufficient funds to study in Germany when you apply for your student visa. The most common way to do this is with a blocked bank account.

You may also wonder about tuition fees – some international students will have to pay moderate fees but there are exemptions.

Another important topic linked to finances is health insurance. Certain foreign insurance cards are accepted in Baden-Württemberg, but if you are under 30 years old and study in an accredited degree program, you are most likely eligible to sign up with a German public health insurance company.

What to know about banks & money

When you want to study in Germany, you have to prove that you have enough money for your expenses. A blocked bank account is the preferred way to do so.

Understanding fees and tuition

In Baden-Württemberg, some international students from countries outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) have to pay modertate tuition fees at public universities. Find out if fees apply to you.

Student health insurance tips

You absolutely need medical insurance while you study in Baden-Württemberg. Here is what you need to know.