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Service fee

The service fee for the 18-month programme is € 2,500, and must be paid in a lump sum until 1 December of the year before you commence your studies. Payment in instalments is not possible.

Semester fee

In addition to the service fee for the programme, students are also subject to a semester fee of around €310 (subject to change). This fee must be paid prior to the start of each semester. The semester fee covers a ticket providing free travel on all public transport in Berlin, an administrative fee and contributions to ASTA (the student union) and the Studentenwerk (the organisation that runs student cafeterias and residence halls throughout Berlin). Please see the university website for further information regarding this fee.

Refund Policy

If you have to cancel your study place before the semester starts, we will refund the full service fee and the semester fee (minus 50 Euros administration fee). All refunds will only be handled from May, after the start of the semester.

Applicants who withdraw from the study place after 1 April will not receive a refund of their payment.

Living expenses

In addition to the service fee, students require approximately € 700-1.100 per month to cover living expenses.

  • Accommodation: € 300-600
  • Licence Fee: 18,36 €
  • Food: € 200-300
  • Compulsory health insurance: € 105
  • Cultural events: € 100
  • Public transport: included in semester fee.