How to finance your stay in Germany?

When you are accepted at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences (EH) Ludwigsburg, as incoming student from one of our partner universities you will not have to pay tuition fee. However, you would have to be prepared to cover other necessary costs of living in Germany. The average cost of living for students is about 700 Euros per month. For a six month semester stay in Germany, this would total to 4,200 Euros. If you are able to get a scholarship, this might partially cover the general cost of living.

Main expenses during your stay

  • Rent for the room: about 250 - 500 Euros per month
  • Administrative charges and social service contribution (Studierendenwerksbeitrag): about 170 Euros per semester
  • Lunch at the university canteen (Mensa): about 3 Euros each
  • Student’s ticket for public transport (if needed): 203 Euros per semester


Should you come from an Erasmus partner university, you would be covered by a partial scholarship under the student mobility program of your home university.

You can also apply for a Baden-Württemberg scholarship. You find Information about it here and on the Website of the International Office.

The German Academic Exchange Service is a database which collects different scholarships for both German and international students. Have a look through their scholarships here.

In case you have questions or doubts about how to finance your stay, feel free to contact the International Office at io(at)