Tuition fees for international students

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.

Tuition fee exceptions will be granted automatically in the following cases:

Tuition fee exceptions because of cooperation

Please note that in this case you are obliged to cooperate by submitting the "Information Form for International Students" within a specific time limit. Tuition fee exceptions are possible for:

Tuition fee exemptions upon application

After receiving the official notification of tuition fees you can apply for an exemption from the tuition fee within a specific time limit. Exemptions from the tuition fee are possible for:


If a state leaves the EU or EEA (e.g. Brexit) and if citizens of that state thereby become subject to tuition fees, citizens of that state may continue their studies without paying tuition fees if, at the time the departure from the EU or EEA becomes effective, they have been enrolled in a degree program at an institution of higher education in Baden-Württemberg for at least five semesters.

Can tuition fees for international students for the summer semester 2020 be refunded?

See https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/study/organizing-your-studies/fees/tuition-fees/how-are-the-tuition-fees-levied/