Cost of Living

Compared to some other European countries, the cost of living in Germany is rather low. The standard cost of living for students amounts to 680 euros per month, but of course this varies depending on the individual lifestyle.

In order to facilitate your payments easily we recommend to open a bank account in Germany (for students at no cost).




Rent300 - 400 euros
Food (when using the canteen)200 - 230 euros
Health insuranceapprox. 86 euros
Books, clothes, leisure activities, other80 - 250 euros

Tuition and fees per semester

Administration fee
(not applicable for exchange students)
75 euros
Service fees approx. 280 euros

The service fees include reduced prices for meals in the University canteen, the Kulturticket as well as the so-called Semesterticket, which allows students to use all local buses in Lüneburg and the surrounding area as well as all regional trains within Lower Saxony and to Hamburg, Lübeck and Bremen free of charge by presenting their student ID card and their personal ID card or passport.