We hope that you will like it here in Rhineland-Palatinate so much that you want to stay here after graduating. However, if you wish to return to your home country later, your German bachelor and master degrees will be recognised. This is not true for state exams in law, medicine, pharmacy or for teaching degrees. You should therefore check at an early stage which courses of study offer you the best career opportunities.
State universities and technical schools in Rhineland-Palatinate do not charge tuition for the initial course of study. Students need only pay registration or administrative fees. This semester fee that students must pay primarily comprises a semester pass for public transportation, student council dues and a contribution for student body tasks.
Learn about stipends
Would you like to finance your studies with a scholarship? Many institutions in Germany offer monthly financial assistance for students who meet certain standards. These might involve good marks or perhaps volunteer work. However, you should be aware that scholarships are rarely awarded for the first semester in Germany. Students in later semesters and graduates from abroad can apply for a scholarship from the DAAD. Some private institutions also support students from abroad.
Find out more about possibilities for financial support from the DAAD and other assistance organisations for international students on the DAAD website.