Most Affordable Universities in Germany

Most Affordable Universities in Germany

While most universities in Germany are tuition-free, even for international, non-EU students, institutions across the country charge low semesterly enrollment fees to all of its students. Additionally, of the country’s nearly 400 universities, approximately 5% are private institutions, which charge higher tuition fees.

So, for students interested in or even worried about fees, here is a list of 7 of the most affordable universities in Germany, based upon enrollment fees

  1. Ilmenau University of Technology

Annual Fees: 200 EUR

Ilmenau University of Technology is public research university located in the town of Ilmenau, Thuringia, Germany. Founded in 1894, it has a total of 5 academic departments (or faculties) and is home to approximately 7,200 students. Programs at the university are focused on engineering with direct ties to economics and natural sciences.

  1. Technical University of Braunschweig

Annual Fees: 361 EUR

The oldest technical university in Germany, the Technical University of Braunschweig was founded in 1745 and is traditionally ranked among the top universities for engineering in the country. Home to about 20,000 students, it is the third-largest university in Lower Saxony and maintains a focus on aeronautics, vehicle engineering, manufacturing, life sciences, and metrology.

  1. Merseburg University of Applied Sciences

Annual Fees: 361 EUR

Boasting a modern campus that bridges the gap between tradition and innovation, Merseburg University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1992. However, the campus has been an institution of higher education since 1954. Up to 1993 the technical college went by the name of “Carl Schorlemmer.” Today, the university offers 13 Bachelor's and 10 Master's programs in 4 departments.

  1. University of Applied Sciences - Fachhochschule Brandenburg

Annual Fees: 412 EUR

University of Applied Sciences - Fachhochschule Brandenburg is a future-oriented institute providing its students with practical instruction and a world-class campus for pursuing higher education, just outside of Berlin. It partners with universities across the planet and welcomes a host of international students - both from within the EU and outside of it, each year.

  1. Darmstadt University of Technology

Annual Fees: 441 EUR

Affectionately referred to as TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt University of Technology is a research university founded in 1877. The school was the first in the world to create a chair in electrical engineering, and founded the first faculty for it in 1883. Additionally, it earned the right to award doctorates a few years later in 1899.

  1. Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Annual Fees: 659 EUR

Formerly known as Fachhochschule Hamburg, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1970. The school was created when 4 engineering schools and 6 general schools were united with the goal of developing a new form of higher education. With a student body of nearly 17,000, the institution is the second largest university in Hamburg.

  1. Leibniz University of Hannover

Annual Fees: 847 EUR

Often called the University of Hannover, the Leibniz University of Hannover is a public university founded in 1831. Today, it is one of the oldest technology universities in Germany, serving over 26,000 students in 9 faculties, 190 degree programs, and 38 fields of study. It is also a sponsor of the German National Library of Science and Technology, the largest science and technology library in the world.