International students are not only an essential part of our universities, but of Baden-Württemberg as a whole. Over the past 20 years, the number of international students in the state has risen by 300 percent, and science, research and the exchange of ideas at our universities benefit greatly from their presence. These students know that Baden-Württemberg is truly an outstanding place to study.
Starting winter semester 2017/18, universities in Baden-Württemberg will begin charging moderate tuition fees for non-EU international students. These fees are intended to keep our universities open to non-EU-residents and prepare them for further growth by maintaining the high quality standards Baden-Württemberg is well known for. In addition, the universities will offer increased advising opportunities for foreign students in order to ensure that their efforts will lead to a successful academic career in Germany. These fees amount to 1,500 euros per semester.
The Best Universities in Germany
With over 70 university campuses, 2,600 degree programs, multiple nationally distinguished universities of excellence, and an EU best nearly 5% of state GDP invested in research and development, Baden-Württemberg will continue to be a top destination for the best students and universities in Germany.
In order to continue to provide the best education possible and to give additional support and advising to ensure the academic success of non-EU international students in Baden-Württemberg, many students will be required to pay a modest tuition fee. However, there are a number of exemptions provided for certain students.
A full explanation of all exemptions can be found here (in German only): Landeshochschulgebührengesetz (LHGebG).