Financial issues & scholarships

Gestapelte Münzen

You do not have to pay tuition fees to study at the KU. There is only a semester fee of € 56.00 per semester. Students who require a visa must provide proof of an amount of € 10,236.00 per year of studies that is kept in a blocked account (please also see section on visa).

The costs of living in Ingolstadt or Eichstätt are relatively low compared to large university cities. Rental costs in subsidized student residences (offered by the Studentenwerk Erlangen, the Canisius-Stiftung or the St. Gundekarwerk) range between € 250.00 to € 350.00 per month depending on size and furnishing. Rental costs in privately owned residences are slightly higher and range around € 500.00 per month in Ingolstadt. In Eichstätt, rental costs are generally slightly lower.

All KU students can eat in the University’s canteen at favorable prices from Monday to Friday. The price for a main dish is between € 2.50 and € 3.00. Health insurance costs for internationals in Germany are approx. € 110.00 per month. In total, you should plan with monthly costs between € 700.00 and € 800.00.

Overview of the cost of living in Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (last updated December 2020)

You can also find a student job in which you can work up to 240 half days (or 120 full days) per calendar year. A job as a student assistant is exempt from this rule, which means that you can additionally work as a so-called “Hiwi” at the KU. If you require more information, please contact the KU Career Center.   

More information:

KU Scholarships

DAAD Prize

This prize, endowed with € 1,000.00 EUR, is awarded once a year to an outstanding student of the KU (preferably Master's or PhD). Exchange students and guest students cannot be sponsored.

Call for applications 2021: download (pdf)

The application deadline is July 31 of each year.

KU scholarship for international students (from funds of the Bavarian Free State)

Target group: International full-time students at the KU from the 3rd semester (BA) or 2nd semester (MA), exchange students. Excluded from the scholarship are guest students ("Gasthörer"), students in the intensive preparation course for the DSH exam and free movers.

Application deadline 2021: 31 January 2021 (summer semester 2021) / 31 July 2021 (winter semester 2021/2022)

Call for applications 2021

Application form

Contact in case of questions: incoming(at) (Jessica Hofmacher)


BayBIDS - Motivational scholarships

Target group: This scholarship is aimed at excellent graduates of German schools abroad and partner schools who would like to study at a Bavarian university or higher education institution.

2021 application deadline: 30 June, 2021

More information on the motivational scholarship is available in German on the BayBIDS website (in German).