How much does it actually cost to study at RUB? What monthly costs should I expect? On this page we give you an overview.
The social contribution, also called semester contribution, is a payment of about 350€ per semester. This contribution is not tuition fees, but consists of contributions for the Akademisches Förderungswerk (AKAFÖ), the Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss (AstA) and for the Semesterticket, which allows you to use (almost) all public transportation (except IC, ICE) in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).
The social contribution is always due before the start of a new semester, for the winter semester approximately in August and for the summer semester approximately in February.
Of course, you will also incur monthly costs, such as:
But also other costs for university and free time, such as:
In this infographic, we have once again compiled the monthly costs for you with estimated amounts. An average student in Germany spends about 850€ every month: