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Cost of Living

Germany is a country that has produced many great poets, thinkers, and Nobel laureates. It has a long history of academia and research, which continue to be valued highly to this day. German universities have an excellent reputation throughout the world and their degree programs are known for their high quality. But this quality does not come at a high cost – Germany is one of the least expensive places to study in Europe. The KU, like most of the country’s universities, does not charge tuition fees. Students only have to pay an administrative fee of €44.50 per semester.

The cost of living in Eichstätt and Ingolstadt is comparatively low considering the high quality of life in the region. Student residences, many of which are just a few minutes’ walk or cycle from the University, offer low-cost accommodation. The rent for a room in a student residence is around €300 per month and includes utilities. An unlimited internet and landline contract costs around €30 per month, or you can use the internet on campus for free. The International Office provides assistance for international students looking for accommodation.

Good-value meals are available in the canteen and cafeteria from Monday to Friday. Main meals start at just €1.69.



During your free time you can join one of the more than 120 sports and fitness courses offered by the KU’s Sports Center, most of which are free). Where fees are charged, they are usually only €10 per semester.



A popular place to hang out in the evenings is Theke, the student pub in Eichstätt, where a half-liter of beer costs just €1.80. In Theke you will also find board games, darts, and table soccer, which are all free – as are its regular movie nights. In addition, the cinemas, museums, and swimming pools in Eichstätt and Ingolstadt offer special student prices.