International Office

Hochschule Niederrhein. Your way.


The Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences does not charge tuition fees.

All students - including exchange students - are however required to pay a compulsory semester contribution (approx. € 330/semester) when registering or re-registering for the next semester.

This sum includes amongst others a contribution to the Studierendenwerk (student welfare organisation) and the semester ticket.

The semester ticket includes:

  • public transport in North Rhine Westphalia
  • taking along a bicycle
  • taking along another person after seven p.m. and on weekends and holidays

Health Insurance

All students must have health insurance cover.

If your health insurance policy from home is not recognised in Germany you will have to take out health insurance here.
Insurance coverage is available for students for about € 120 per month.

Health Insurance

Cost of living

Compared to most of Europe, the cost of living in Germany is not very expensive. For example, the cost of food, accommodation, cultural activities, etc., is equivalent to the EU average.
Please allow for around € 940 per month to cover accommodation and other living expenses.

Cost of living