The students co-finance the social services provided by the Studierendenwerk (including the refectories and cafeterias, halls of residence, day care centres, advisory services etc.) by paying the fees every semester.
Semester fees – why and what for?
All enrolled students have to pay the fees. Students on leave also count as enrolled.
The amount of semester fees is governed by the services that we offer students at the different sites. You can find the exact amount in the Fees Order.
The fees are due for payment at enrolment or re-registration. They are collected free of charge by the payment authorities responsible for the universities.
The semester fees for the Studierendenwerk can be refunded in certain cases, e.g. if you change university, provided that the deadlines are met. You can find more information further down this site.
Refunding the semester fees
The semester fees may be refunded in certain cases. They include:
- De-registration before or within two weeks of the start of the semester
- Registration or enrolment at a different university by the end of the first month in the semester
Please note: no refunding of the semester fees is possible if you are granted leave.
You can obtain more information about refunding and deadlines needing to be met in the Fees Order. You will find the contact partners and applications to download further down this site.