The responsible office at the university examines applications for deferral or waiver of tuition fees with special consideration of the current situation in order to avoid individual hardships. In this context, a refund of already paid tuition fees is also being examined.
The prerequisite is a timely application:
- Until 31.03.2024 (=last day of the winter semester 2023/2024) in case of financial emergency: An application is only possible for international students who are already enrolled in the winter semester 2023/2024 and cannot pay the tuition fee for the following summer semester 2024. For new students, the study financing must be secured at the beginning of the study.
- Until 30.04.2024 in case of inequity: An application is possible for international students and students who are obliged to pay the tuition fee for a second degree.
Information on how to apply for a deferral or waiver of the tuition fee will be sent by e-mail on request. For further information, please contact: email@example.com
Please note that re-enrollment for the summer semester 2024 usually requires payment of all tuition and semester fees due. If you have not yet paid the tuition fee, then due to the system you will not receive a certificate of enrollment for the summer semester 2024 if a decision on your application is still pending.
I ask for the understanding of those concerned that there can be noticeable delays in the processing of applications. Therefore, if you have not yet received an answer to your inquiries and applications, I must ask you to be patient. No decision has yet been made.
The regular consequence of non-payment of tuition fees for the summer semester 2024 is exmatriculation. I can assure you that this will not be carried out before a decision has been made on your application. If you are exmatriculated unintentionally because the receipt of your application has not yet been recorded, please contact us immediately; in this case the exmatriculation will be cancelled. Please understand that, due to the system, you will not yet receive a certificate of enrollment for the summer semester 2024 if a decision on your application is still pending.
In urgent cases - please only in such cases - contact the e-mail address studiengebuehren. Only at this address can we give priority to urgent cases. The responsible staff members do everything possible with full commitment. @zv.uni-tuebingen.de
Please address complaints directly to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks for your understanding.
With kind regards,
Sabine Stradinger, Head of Division
Universities in Baden-Württemberg have levied tuition fees for international students and students taking a second degree since winter semester 2017-18.
The information below is intended to outline the relevant law and the related procedures. The sole legally binding document is Landeshochschulgebührengesetz of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The relevant amendment to the state law governing tuition fees at institutions of higher education and other laws, 09.05.2017, is published in the Gesetzblatt für Baden-Württemberg, 16.05.2017.
Tuition fees for international students
International students (=students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member state) will be charged a tuition fee of 1,500 euros per semester starting with the winter semester 2017/2018. This is valid for studies in a Bachelor’s degree program, consecutive Master’s and Staatsexamen programs, and for full Theology programs culminating in an academic or ecclesiastic qualification. This is in addition to the general semester fee of currently 166.80 euros per semester.
Tuition fees for a second degree
Students who, having already completed degree studies in the Federal Republic of Germany, commence a second or further first degree program or a second or further consecutive Master's program, will be charged a tuition fee of 650 euros per semester. This is in addition to the general semester fee of currently 166.80 euros per semester.
International students and students taking a second degree – i.e. who have been enrolled at the University of Tübingen since the summer semester 2017 - may complete that degree program at the University of Tübingen without having to pay tuition fees (reliance on existing law). This is valid also if they were enrolled in two or more degree programs prior to the introduction of the new law.
In the case of multi-disciplinary programs, one change of one subject in the program remains free of tuition fees.
International applicants, who, in the academic year prior to the start of the winter semester 2017/2018 were enrolled at a Baden-Württemberg college of preparatory studies for the Feststellungsprüfungassessment test, will not be charged tuition fees for the first degree program which they commence directly after successfully completing the assessment test.
International applicants who, prior to this law going into effect, had been given written approval for a scholarship by a publicly-financed sponsor will not be charged tuition fees for a first degree program which they commence directly after receiving approval for the scholarship.
Cooperative degree programs
Students who, due to the provisions of exam regulations, study at more than one institution of higher education in Baden-Württemberg at the same time must pay their tuition fees at the institution which is home to the greater part of their syllabus.
The University of Tübingen will therefore not charge tuition fees to students enrolled in the Künstlerisches Lehramt in Stuttgart.
The University will charge tuition fees in the cooperative programs Medical Technology (with Stuttgart) and Science and Technology (NwT) (with Esslingen) and Care (with Esslingen). No tuition fees will be charged at the other locations.