Costs and Budgeting
Financial elements play an important role in planning a stay abroad. We provide the necessary information for you to estimate the separate costs that you might face, as well as for planning a suitable budget.
Important Questions and Answers
We expressively advise you to sort out the financing of your stay in Germany before you arrive here. This is particularly important so that you can make the necessary arrangements in good time. If you need a residence permit, for example, you must prove in advance that you have the means to finance your livelihood in Germany (Section 5 (1) No. 1 Residence Act).
Please be advised that the following costs are for guidance purposes only and are therefore not exhaustive. These figures are an estimated average and are highly dependent on your individual lifestyle, your personal situation and, for example, the type of accommodation you have.
It is recommended to bring a certain amount of cash with you on arrival, because there are many occasions in which you may only pay in cash (for example, for the Airport Shuttle Bus). Please note that in Germany it is not always possible to pay everywhere by credit or debit card.
“Knowing how to budget properly can make the difference between success and failure when studying abroad. Managing finances is a very important challenge that international students have to master before they start a new, exciting chapter of their lives in Darmstadt.”
Ons, international student at TU Darmstadt
|Airport Shuttle Bus (Framkfurt a.M. > Darmstadt)||Approx. €10 (cash only)|
|Hostel/ Hotel (per night)||Approx. €25-55|
|Deposit for the room||Approx. 1-2 months' rent|
|Public transport (if no semester ticket available)||€5-20 per day|
Further costs that you may potentially incur
||Approx. € 50 (cash)|
|Based on the above information, one-off costs in the early days of your stay amount to approximately €380 – €1000|
The information on this website is not legally binding.