Fees for non-EU university students

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I've done my Bachelor's in Australia, and am thinking of doing my Masters.

I have NO idea how much this would cost at a university in Berlin.

Any kind of ballpark figures? Some German friends seem to think it's free, apart from the couple hundred euro for admin fees. But that doesn't sound right for a non-EU citizen, and for Masters as well.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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I might be wrong, but I don't think there is tuition, even for non-EU.

 

For example: http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/studienbewerber/kompass/studienfinanzierung.html

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Germany does not discriminate between German/EU/non-EU students as far as tuition fees go - I think in Europe only the UK does (wondering how they get away with it in light of non-discrimination laws).

 

Depending in the Bundesland you are in, tuition will be free (apart from the admin fee of a couple 100€ per term) or cost something like 500-1000€ in fees.

 

To the best of my knowledge, the following Bundesländer charge tuition fees: Baden Württemberg, Bayern, Hamburg, Hessen, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Saarland. The following charge only if you take too long to graduate: Bremen, Rheinland Pfalz, Sachsen Anhalt, Thüringen. And finally, the following are free: Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg Vorpommern and Schlewsig Holstein.

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What kind of masters are you looking at?

I think the deadlines for application are coming up in June/July.

That, at least, used to be the case in my time...

I graduated from Uni in Germany in 2006.

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[/quoteGermany does not discriminate between German/EU/non-EU students as far as tuition fees go - I think in Europe only the UK does (wondering how they get away with it in light of non-discrimination laws).

 

 

The UK can charge different (higher) fees for foreign students on the grounds of the subsidised education being a basic need of its citizens and a necessity for the good of the UK society. The UK is not required to provide that same basic need to foreigners.

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Discrimination? Are you serious? The UK taxpayer is under no obligation to subsidise anyone on earth who might want to study in the UK.

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Neither is the German taxpayer, however an UK person can benefit from the cheap German system just as if he was German. A German does not get the same privilege in Britain. Oder?

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Yes, they do. EU students are treated as home students. Overseas people are in the doghouse, as far as UK tuition fees go. If I wasn't, I wouldn't be able to afford my PhD in London.

 

@swimmer: And yes, I am serious and believe, that if you charge tuition fees at all, in an academic setting, that feeds of diversity, charge everyone the same, whether they are French or Nepalese or British.

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Germany does not discriminate between German/EU/non-EU students as far as tuition fees go - I think in Europe only the UK does (wondering how they get away with it in light of non-discrimination laws).

 

Well it seems that Denmark does it too.

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I am a non-EU student in the second year of my Master's degree here in Munich (I did my first Master Degree in Townsville, QLD of all places!). Anyhow I pay 560 Euros/semester in school fees (Tuition, Admin Fees, etc.). Not bad, but when I did a year of uni in France it was only 230 EUR for the entire year!

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To the best of my knowledge, the following Bundesländer charge tuition fees: Baden Württemberg, Bayern, Hamburg, Hessen, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Saarland.

 

Hessen does not charge tuition fees anymore, after Koch wasn't reelected initially partly due to the introduction of tuition (and partly due to the abysmal educational policies of his government).

 

 

Well it seems that Denmark does it too.

 

And if i remember it right, Hessen state used to do it for a year or two until we got them to kick all tuition fees (non-EU students under that law could be charged up to three times as much as German/EU students).

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Just some extra info: You will get as well a public transportation pass that is valid for the whole state/region. Pretty good deal in my opinion.

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So to clarify, Rnrchres, you pay tuition fees because of your location, or because it's a masters course you're doing?

 

I'm looking at doing either a masters in sound engineering (whatever the course might be called in German!) or instrument repair, but I'm yet to find any university in Germany, let alone Berlin that does this.

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In many cases you can do an MA in Australia for nix if you are an Australian national, and also OS if no coursework is involved. If you are studying in a field involving a lot of complex linguistic abstraction I would be wary of having to go through the extra layer of language involved in doing it in Germany - this is going to hinge on how good your German supervisor's English is.

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So to clarify, Rnrchres, you pay tuition fees because of your location, or because it's a masters course you're doing?

 

There is always some fee for administration etc. It is never 0€. In Berlin, tuition for everybody and in everything amounts to 257€/semester. As mentioned, this includes an ABC transport ticket (which alone more than compensates for the fee) as well as allowing you access to the sport classes etc.

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So to clarify, Rnrchres, you pay tuition fees because of your location, or because it's a masters course you're doing?

 

If I understand your question correctly, I think the fee I pay is the same for all student's in Munich area universities, regardless if it is for a Bachelors or Masters degree (although not 100% sure). As other people have mentioned, the fees are linked to which Bundesstadt you study in.

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Hello friends,

 

I am epsa katahra from India.

I am really in a dilemma so as to select universities in germany.

I want to pursue MS in Mechatronics. Please guide me as i am so baffled and don't know much about the living there.

Please suggest me with your valuable advices.

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I think the first question, since you know what exactly you want to study, is which universities offer this program to begin with. Then you can think about comparing fees, living conditions/expenses.

Good luck.

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