Before your arrival in Giessen or Friedberg, we would like to give you some important advice.
How much are living expenses?
Keep in mind that you can expect the following expenses during your stay:
- Fees for social services per semester (including public transport) are currently €275.96. Exchange students pay a reduced fee totalling €225.96 (as of June 2019). For more information go to "Rückmeldung" (= Registration for returning students) .
- Room deposit €250.00
- Rent for a room in a hall of residence
for a 4-month stay = €261.00 per month, for a 10-month stay = €231.00 per month
- Health insurance €90.00
- Food - approx. €160.00
- Lunch in the university cafeteria - approx. € 60.00
- Miscellaneous expenses (books, computer, leisure activities) - at least €130.00
For a 10-month stay with health insurance this means you will need a total of at least €850.
The DAAD also provides details of the cost of living in Germany at their website.