The good news first: At Paderborn University, there are no tuition fees!
However, exchange students, like all other UPB students, have to pay an amount called the Semesterbeitrag (approx. 350 EUR each semester). This includes the Semesterticket, which allows you to use local public transport in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The monthly costs for your stay in Paderborn are around 900 - 1.000 EUR - but to be on the safe side, you should allow for a little more, e.g. for activities, etc.
When planning your budget, you should also include expenses for purchases (dishes, cutlery, bed linen, etc.) and an amount of cash for your first days in Paderborn.
Timeline for payments:
- Before your arrival in Paderborn your first rent and the deposit for your room should first be transferred.
- Your Semesterbeitrag should be transferred at the latest at the start of the semester.
- Your monthly rent must be paid at the start of each month.
- For Non-EU-Students, there are additional monthly costs for health insurance.
The following overview should give you a general idea of the average monthly expenses (in addition to semester fees, deposit, health insurance) of a student in Paderborn:
350 - 420 EUR
200 - 250 EUR
150 - 150 EUR
Miscellaneous (books, clothing, travel)
200 - 180 EUR
900 - 1.000 EUR