Cost of Living


On average, students in Germany spend around 850 € per month on living costs. The largest expense is rent. Prices for accommodation differ significantly between some cities or areas in Germany. In general, renting a flat in Brühl will be cheaper than looking for accommodation in Cologne.

Most students live in a shared flat (WG).

Of course, the amount of money you need also depends on your individual lifestyle.

Cost of Living Table
The table shows the average cost of living in Germany per month:

tuition fees costsEU|FH students can buy a public transport ticket for approx. 185 € per semester that allows you to travel in the area of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The ticket is either valid from April to September or from October to March.

❗ Exchange students do not pay tuition fees ❗


Svenja Fillep-Kühn Head of International Office +49 (0)2232/5673-360
Chantal Cowan International Coordinator +49 (0) 2232/5673-370
Cornelia Hermann International Coordinator +49 (0)2232/5673-365