Study Programmes - Tuition Fees & Costs
Funding your studies
All students must pay a standard fee of about 171 euro to the student union for common facilities, administration and Studentenrat. There is no difference in this fee between German, EU, and non-EU students.
International students from non-EU/EEA countries have to pay tuition fees (1.500 euro per semester). For more detailed information regarding tuition fee regulations see
Cost of living
It is possible to live in Heidelberg for about 700 euros per month.
Proof of finance
For international students. Read more...
A limited amount of special accommodation is available for non-German students. It is important to apply immediately after final acceptance.
See "Student Living" for more information.
Our "Studierendenwerk" offers a specific accomodation/assurance package - called Service Package - see here for more details
We offer a limited amount of fellowships to outstanding students (for Major Cancer Biology applicants only). Please see HIGS MSc Fellowship offered by The Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Researchfor more information.
Students who need financial support can apply to relevant agencies, such as the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst. Follow this link for more information.
Students are allowed to work as an scientific assistant for a maximum of 89 hours/month. Many students have a job (10-20 hours/month). We have no central job agency, the offers are mainly posted in the individual institutes.
If you need a student visa it is imperative to apply as soon as possible after acceptance. It is NOT possible to enter Germany as a tourist and then transfer to student status.