Budgeting & Fees
We advise you to check the resources you have available for your stay in Germany. Expect to pay approximately 600 Euros per month. Your expenses will include rent, utilities, food, household items, transport, entertainment, clothing, insurance, books, semester university fees, etc.
The platform Monetos provides information about living costs and other financial and social matters (banking, insurance, doctors) as well as a budget calculator.
There is no tuition fee at HsKA, only an administrative fee of 60 Euro per semester. As a rule, exchange students from partner universities which have an agreement with HsKA, are not required to pay the HsKA administrative fee.
Studentenwerk (Student Service) fee
As a student at the Hochschule Karlsruhe you will have access to various studient facilities such as the Mensa (student canteen) and cafeteria, student residences, and sports facilities. These facilities are provided by the Studentenwerk, to which students pay member contribution. Please remember to transfer the fees in time during the re-registration period, otherwise you cannot be registered as a student, and a fine of 10 Euros is raised for late payment!
Amount: 67,70 Euros
To be paid: each semester
There is also a one-time payment of € 5 to have your student ID (Campus Card) made.
Payment of the above fees is a prerequisite for enrollment at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Late payment results in a penalty fee of approximately 10 Euros. All fees must be paid by bank transfer each semester (respect the deadlines) and can increase from semester to semester.