Institutions of higher education collect the administration fee from students on behalf of the state government.
The fee helps pay for administration and support services for students. In particular it goes towards services for enrollment, leave of absence, discontinuation, academic advisory services, exams (University Structures and Organisation), services for international students and academics, help for students to find internships and in transitioning into a career (§ 12 paragraph 1 Landeshochschulgebührengesetz).
Payment of semester fees
The administration fee (70€) together with the Student Services (Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim) fee (84.80 €) and the student union fee (3.50 €) are payable (usually 158.30 €) upon enrollment or re-enrollment at the University of Tübingen. There is no separate call for payment.