How are tuition fees levied?

Legal basis

The information below is intended to outline the relevant law and the related procedures; the sole legally binding document is the Landeshochschulgebührengesetz des Landes Baden-Württemberg.

Forms and applications 

When do you receive the notification of tuition fees?

When do you have to pay the tuition fee?

Bank details for student fees and other payments:
Baden-Württembergische Bank AG
IBAN: DE29600501017477503621 bzw. DE29 6005 0101 7477 5036 21
Please enter your student ID number as the purpose of payment. Nothing else. Thank you.  

Do international students who take up a second degree pay twice?

No. International students pay a maximum tuition fee of 1.500 euros per semester. If there is an exception or exemption from the tuition fee of 1.500 euros per semester, then international students who take up a second degree must pay the tuition fee for a second degree, i.e. 650 euro per semester. Please note that there are also exceptions and exemptions from the tuition fee for a second degree. 

How can you get an exception or exemption from the tuition fee?

In which cases may the tuition fee be refunded?

Can the tuition fees for international students or the tuition fees for a second degree be refunded for the summer semester 2020?

On 24 April 2020, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science announced that the universities should provide options to apply for a deferral or waiver of tuition fees based on the current situation, in order to prevent undue hardship for students who find themselves in financial difficulties because of the Covid-19-pandemic. If you consider this opition, please contact studiengebuehrenspam prevention@zv.uni-tuebingen.de via e-mail. 

A refund of tuition fees based on a semester of leave of absence was only possible before the official semester start (which was 20 April); cf. § 6 paragraph 2 number 1 LHGebG. Applications handed in after that deadline cannot lead to a refund. 

Please note that all applications that result in a refund of tuition fees (including applications for a leave of absence, defferal or waiver) will be processed as quickly as possible. However due to the expected high number of such applicaitons, please be prepared that this may take some time. 

(Status: 17.06.2020)

Who can you contact in case of questions?

Ms. Tiedemann
 +49 7071 29-74212
studiengebuehrenspam prevention@zv.uni-tuebingen.de