At Paderborn University no tuition fees are charged for degree programs. The German state covers the costs for Higher Education Institutions. You will have to pay a semester contribution of approximately 300€ which includes a semester ticket for local public transportation within North Rhine-Westphalia. That means you can take a train to cities like Cologne or Bonn for free! Very useful if you want to travel around but also if you simply want to go to the campus by bus.
Your student ID card also entitles you to enjoy subsidized meals at the dining halls on Campus and numerous concessions for students (e.g. at Museums, cinemas, bars, …)!
Good to know: Not only the study costs, but also living expenses are very reasonable in Paderborn. So our students can put more energy in learning instead of earning!