Tuition fees

Tuition fees for International students

The state of Baden-Württemberg has passed a law introducing tuition fees of EUR 1.500 per semester for newly enrolled international students not from EU/EEA countries as well as EUR 650 for second degree students.

Costs for living and accommodation are not included in the tuition fees. Additionally to the tuition fees there is also the semester fee (administration, student services and student’s union) of currently EUR 142.50 per semester.

The fees are for international students who enter for the purpose of study. Students from the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA) and students who are part of an Erasmus Program are excluded from these fees. Refugees are also not affected. Students who received their general qualification for university entrance in Germany without German citizenship are excluded.

Tuition fee for second degree students

Second degree students have graduated from another German university or post-secondary institution, and now want to pursue a second degree at Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences.

It is not a second degree course if the first study course has not been finished.

Students who want to study a second or further German bachelor degree or a second or further German master degree are affected by this fee

Are there any exceptions for international students ?

  • Students from the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Non-Germans with a German higher education entrance qualification under § 58 LHG
  • Students enrolling for a doctoral program
  • Double Degree students from partner institutions abroad, if mutual tuition fee waivers have been agreed upon within partnership agreements - § 6 Abs. 1 LHGebG
  • Family members (spouses, de facto partners, children) of citizens of EU and EEA countries under § 3 of Act on the General Freedom of Movement for EU Citizens Freedom of Movement Act/EU - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 LHGebG
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens who have an EU residence permit - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 LHGebG.
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens permanently residing in Germany with a residence permit for international law - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 5 LHGebG
  • Refugees whose habitual abode is in Germany, who are recognized under the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and whose entitlement to reside in Germany is not merely provisional - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 3 LHGebG
  • Displaced persons under the (post-World War II) - Gesetz über die Rechtsstellung heimatloser Ausländer im Bundesgebiet - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 4 LHGebG
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens with permanent residence in Germany who have been legally present in Germany without interruption for at least 15 months and who have a particular form of residence permit (e.g., due to a stay of deportation or other obstacle to leaving the country) - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 6 LHGebG
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens with permanent residence in Germany who have been legally present in Germany without interruption for at least 15 months - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 7 LHGebG,
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens who have been present in Germany for five years and have been legally employed - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 8 LHGebG
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens with at least one parent who has lived in Germany for a total of 3 of the 6 years prior to the start of the applicant’s studies and who was legally employed - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 9 LHGebG
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens who have completed a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree or a Staatsexamen or diploma study program (cf. Second Degree Tuition Fees) -
  • § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 10 LHGebG
  • Exchange and dual degree students from partner universities who study for a terminated number of semesters at Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences and then returning back to their home university to finish their studies
  • Exchange students of Erasmus programs
  • International students during their holiday semester upon request – both (request of relieve and request of holiday semester) has to be done before start of lectures
  • International students during internship upon request (SPO curricular internship)

Tuition fees for second degree students- What is it all about?

The tuition fee amounts EUR 650 per semester.

The tuition fee for a second degree course will not incurred if the tuition fee for international students of EUR1,500 is already paid.

It is not a second degree course if the first study course has not been finished.

Reimbursement

Tuition fees, which have already been paid, may be reimbursed, in particular,

  • if you fulfilled the exception criteria before enrolment or re-enrolment but were not able to provide the necessary documents of proof,
  • if you qualify for an exception according to the relevant legal regulations within one month of the lecture period beginning
  • if you removal from enrolment within one month of lecture period beginning.
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