Tuition Fees and Expenses

Tuition fees are charged for all programs organized by RWTH International Academy.
In this section you can find payment information and scholarship opportunities.

Tuition and Semester Fees

M.Sc. Textile Engineering from Winter Semester 2019/20

  • Tuition fee: 4,500 euros per semester (18,000 euros in total; 4 semester regular length of study)
  • For the first semester: The first installment of 4,900 euros for the first Winter Semester is due by 30 June.
  • Semester fee at RWTH Aachen University: around 250 EUR per semester (includes the semester ticket for public transport)
Payment Regulations for the Tuition Fees

Living Costs in Germany

Germany is not expensive in comparison with other European countries. However, secure funding is very important for the success of your studies.
International students completing their entire (or part of their) course in Germany must take a variety of costs into consideration. To get a better overview, you can distinguish between education and living expenses.

Monthly Fixed Costs*

Rent (incl. utilities) € 323.00
Food & household items € 168.00
Clothing € 42.00
Transportation € 94.00
Health insurance € 80.00
Telephone/ Internet/ Radio & TV licence € 31.00
Books & stationary € 20.00
Recreation, culture and sports € 61.00
Total € 819.00

*Additional one-off costs may occur

A German student's average monthly budget amounts to 864 euros. This includes rent, travel expenses, costs for food, clothing, study material, health insurance, phone, Internet, radio and television fees, as well as expenses for leisure activities. It does not include the semester fee which must be paid before each semester as part of re-registration. This means that further costs are incurred at the beginning of the semester. International students have significantly fewer funds than their German counterparts and have to finance their everyday activities with an average of 725 euros.

Source: DAAD

Scholarship Opportunities for Applicants

There are several scholarship opportunities available for international students. We highly recommend students to start searching for an appropriate scholarship as soon as possible. Please find some institutions that offer scholarships or search engines in our scholarships section.

All-inclusive Master Package

Are you interested in an all-round carefree package for your first year in Aachen? Find more information about our All-inclusive Master Package here.