Student financing

Investing in the best there is: the future.

We are convinced that tuition fees are not a cost, but rather an investment in your future. We are happy to help you find a good way to finance your studies.

The monthly tuition fees are currently €790 for EU students and €1,090 for non-EU students. In addition, all students pay an amount of currently € 67.70 per semester (as of 2024) to the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe in order to be able to fulfill social and cultural tasks for the benefit of students.

With your contribution, you have access to numerous services of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe, such as the Studierendenwerk’s halls of residence and accommodation service, cultural and sports facilities, and free use of the KVV public transport system after 6 p.m. and at weekends.

If you complete your studies within the standard period of study, your studies will cost you the total amount of money:

EU students:

IFY & Bachelor: 790 € / month. For 4 years: € 37,920
Bachelor: 790 € / month. For 3 years: € 28,440
PreMaster & Master: 12 x 395 € + 24 x 790 €: 23,700 € (for 2 or 3 years of study, depending on the model chosen).
Master: 790 € / month. For 2 years: € 18,960

Non-EU students:

IFY & Bachelor: 1,090 € / month. For 4 years: € 52,320
Bachelor: 1,090 € / month. For 3 years: € 39,240
PreMaster & Master: 12 x 545 € + 24 x 1,090 €: 32,700 € (for 2 or 3 years of study, depending on the model chosen).
Master: 1,090 € / month. For 2 years: € 26,160

You should also budget around €700 – €800 per month for living expenses and housing.

Factsheets on student financing:

Public funding opportunities

1 Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG)

Thanks to state funding, students at Karlshochschule are generally entitled to the Federal Training Assistance Act, or BAföG for short, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). You can download all the necessary forms at www.bafö You can also find the digital application here:

The Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe is responsible for you:
Office for the Promotion of Education Karlsruhe Adenauerring 7, 76131 Karlsruhe
Phone: +49 721 6909 177, e-mail:

2. loans

Together with the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) and the Federal Office of Administration, the BMBF awards the Education loan. Another option for financing your studies is the loan granted by the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW). Student loan. Both loans are granted independently of BAföG and income – primarily to Germans, Europeans and some other people (depending on nationality).