Augsburg's attractiveness is demonstrated by the city's steadily growing population. Nevertheless, the university location can score points with its relatively moderate rents, both in comparison to Munich and to many smaller university towns.
The costs of studying are made up of university costs and the local cost of living. All students have to pay a contribution of currently €117.50 for each semester. This amount is divided into the contribution to the Studentenwerk [Student Services] (€52) and the price of the semester ticket (€62.85). In the brochure you can read about the monthly costs for studying as well as a city comparison of rental expenses. On average, expenses amount to €819 per month, divided into
- €323 for rent
- €168 for food
- €42 for clothing
- €20 for learning material
- €94 for car / local public transport
- €80 for sickness costs
- €31 for telephone / Internet
- €61 for leisure, culture and sport
Foreign students should note that a proof of financing must already be submitted when applying for a visa. This is regarded as a guarantee that they can financially manage their studies. From 1.1.2020, the amount will be 853 euros per month or 10,236 euros per year.
The average cost of rent including incidental expenses in Augsburg is €314. This puts the university city in 34th place out of 60 listed cities. There are various ways to finance your studies in Augsburg, such as BaföG [Federal educational grant], scholarships or student jobs. How you can finance your studies in Augsburg:
How BAföG and other possibilities can help to finance your studies: The Studentenwerk provides information about this. (German)