Finances

Proof of financial resources

Applicants are strongly advised to assess their financial resources before entering the Federal Republic of Germany. They should enter the country with sufficient funds and should not plan to support themselves through employment. A residence permit is issued after proof of financial resources has been provided to the Aliens Registration Office. The authorities must be convinced that students have sufficient financial funds at their disposal to cover the cost of living for the entire duration of their studies. At this time, the monthly cost of living in Birkenfeld amounts to approximately Euro 900:

  • Studentenwerk and Health Insurance fees cost about Euro 168 each semester
  • Study materials and books cost about Euro 100 each month
  • Room and board cost about Euro 550 each month