want higher education to depend on the wealth of the parents.”
to study abroad; following US, UK and Australia.
What this implies, is that you can study in Germany for free in spite of whether you are from Africa, developing or developed country, as an international undergraduate student.
Undergraduate costs to study in Germany While tuition is now free at all universities
in Germany, there is still a nominal cost that all students will be charged. This cost, usually no more than €250 (US$315) per semester, is in place to cover administration, student support services and other unavoidable costs.
Master’s degrees at German universities are usually free if they are grouped as
“uninterrupted/consecutive” – i.e. following directly on from a related
bachelor’s degree gained in Germany. However, a “non-consecutive” master’s
degree, for those who have gained their bachelor’s degree elsewhere in the
world, can cost more than €10,000 (US$12,644) per semester, and private German universities can charge up to €30,000 (US$34,300) per year for a master’s degree.
Masters and PhD study in Germany(including undergraduate)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded self-governing
organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Each year, DAAD
provide financial support to over 120,000 highly-qualified German and international students to live and study in Germany for free or at a more affordable cost. The scholarships to study in Germany are offered to domestic and international students of all levels, as well as academics and researchers. See link. Heinrich Boll Foundation
Cost of living in Germany Based on official figures from the DAAD (German
Academic Exchange Service), the average cost of living and studying in Germany
is US$10,520 (€9,170) per year; breaking down to US $540 (€470) for school fees and US $9,980 (€8,700) for 12 months of living – covering food, transport, accommodation,
entertainment, course materials and other necessities. Of course, the amount
will fluctuate depending on the length of your program, your level of study, and
the German state you live in and whether your university is private or public. You
can get a scholarship to offset these costs.
I hope you have fun on your quest to study abroad especially in Germany.