Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for international students

Since wintersemester 2017/18 universities at Baden-Wuerttemberg are charging tuition fees to the amount of 1.500 Euro per semester for international students who are non-EU-residents. According to federal law there will be provided some exemptions.

In the following downlink section (form: “Auskunftsformular Int. Studierende nach §5 LHGebG”) you will find a list of possible exemptions. If one of these exemptions will fit to your certain case, you are kindly asked to fill out this form (only provided in German!) and hand it in with all necessary documents that are required.

Please hand in the filled out “Auskunftsformular…” (if applicable) to the responding university where your enrollment will be processed.

Incomplete requests, i.e. missing documents, will not be processed and will automatically lead to a liability to charges.



Holder of a scholarship of Baden-Württemberg Stiftung (foundation) will be exempted of tuitions fees as long as they draw benefit of this foundation. As a proof of this exemption we ask you to hand in the corresponding note of Baden-Württemberg Stiftung to the below mentioned point of contact.


Payment Arrangements:

All payment arrangements will be separately given in a specific payment notice which will be handed out as a written letter via mail. The tuition fees are due every semester according to date of payment given in the payment notice.

The receipt of payment at the Landesoberkasse (LOK) is decisive.

Be aware that international money transfer could lead to additional fees by your financial institute that has to be considered.

Note: The "reason for payment" for tuition fees that has to be used for money transfer is different to the "reason for payment" for paying the administration and services fees. Your are asked to use the given reason for payment for paying the fuition fees.


Payment acknowledgement / bill:

Tuition fees will be imposed by a payment notice which is valid throughout the duration of your study. This payment notice can only be issued to the student who is liable to these specific fees by federal law. A payment notice cannot be issued to a third party. Payment acknowledgements or bills will not be issued either, please use your bank receipt for payment verification.


Point of contact:

Zentralstelle "DHBW Studiengebühren Internationale"
DHBW Lörrach
Hangstr. 46 - 50
79539 Lörrach


Tel.: +49 (0) 7621 2071-414 oder -412
Fax: +49 (0) 7621 2071-419



Note: The documents that you will find in the download section, as well as all payment notices or notices for tuition fee waivers will only be provided in German language. In the above-mentioned link "Information about...." you will find a list of possible tuition fee waivers which are partly listed in the form "Auskunftsformular...." that you find below. 

Info/Note: Länder mit einer Schutzquote von 50% und mehr / Countries having a high protection quota

  • Eritrea
  • Syrien

Die Liste der Länder mit einer Schutzquote von 50% und mehr wird in regelmäßigen Abständen vom Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge neu festgelegt. / The list of countries having a high protection quota will be subject to changes on regular basis.