Obviously, living expenses mainly depend on your personal lifestyle. However, be aware that living abroad in an unknown environment tends to be more expensive. Taking all aspects of daily life into account, students have to expect expenses of approximately €600 to €700 per month. Please make sure you have enough money to pay for your monthly expenses and have some money put away for unexpected events or emergencies. You cannot count on regular financial support (e.g. through scholarships) during your studies.
Approximate monthly expenses:
|Rent||€ 228 - 414, a one-time payment of € 20.00 service fee and about € 300 deposit (only at the Studierendenwerk)|
Since 1 Januar 2015 all public health insurance companies demand a so-called supplemental premium, which is set individually by each insurance company.
Monthly student rates consist of: health insurance + individual supplemental premium + long-term care insurance. On average, the health insurance contribution for students is about € 90.
|Lunch at the Mensa||The price of one meal is about € 1.80 - 4.00.|
|Semester Ticket||€ 120.00 (per semester) for public transportation in the region (as of summer term 2018)|
|Teaching materials||€ 30 - 100 per semester for specialist literature, schoolbooks, textbooks and equipment|
|Studierendenwerk fee||Ulm University: € 84.50 per semester|
Ulm University of Applied Sciences: € 80.50 per semester
University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm: € 52.00 per semester plus 29.50 solidarity tax for the semester ticket
|Administration fee of the state of Baden-Württemberg|
€ 70.00 per semester in Ulm and € 30.00 for students of Business Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering/Logistics and Health Information Management
Fee for the constituted student body
|Ulm University: € 12.00 per semester|
Ulm University of Applied Sciences: € 11.00 per semester and € 5.50 for students of Business Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering/Logistics and Health Information Management
|Broadcast Services Contribution||€ 17.50 monthly (more information about Broadcast Services Contribution here)|
|Tuition fees||More information on tuition fees can be found here or here (Ulm University) and here or here (Ulm University of Applied Sciences)|
Furthermore: expenses for clothing, necessary items and leisure time activities