Financing your studies for international students
An essential factor for pursuing your studies in Germany are the costs of your stay. This page provides you with all information on costs of living in Cologne as well as ways of funding your studies.
How to finance your studies
This video on Youtube by the Deutsches Studentenwerk explains requirements and options for financing studying in Germany for international students.
A number of institutions offer advice and support when it comes to funding your studies. Among them are:
TH Köln charges a semester fee of approx. 270 € per semester.
Tuition fees generally only have to be paid for continuing education masters.
Cost of Living
The costs of living for your stay in Cologne largely depend on your personal needs. Overall we recommend to calculate at least around €861 per month, including health insurance, as this is the amount the German government calculates as basic need for German students within their Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (BAföG). We have compiled a document with Average Cost of Living for Cologne Students, including rent and utility costs as well as food items, mobile contracts or leisure-time events for your information.
The DAAD offers international students an extensive scholarship database in which students, graduates and scientists can find a wide range of interesting information. The programmes offered in Germany provide financial support for studies, research work or a teaching stay in Germany.
The Department of International Affairs at TH Köln awards end-of-study scholarships to particularly qualified foreign students of the TH Köln, who are currently in the final phase of their studies. These scholarships are funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal Foreign Office.