Living in Germany and scholarships

Living in Germany

The German Academic Exchange Service suggests that students require a minimum of €665 per month to live and study in Germany. For a more detailed breakdown of costs, please see their website This website also provides a lot of other useful information on life in Germany including information regarding accommodation, healthcare, etc.


There are a number of scholarships available to exchange students coming to Baden-Württemberg. The Baden-Württemberg Scholarship Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service both provide funds for exchange students. You should also enquire at your home university’s exchange office regarding scholarships available.

Baden-Württemberg Scholarship

The State Government of Baden-Württemberg has set up a scholarship foundation providing scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate German and foreign exchange students. A brief outline of the scholarships can be found under For more details, contact your home university’s exchange office.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

A range of scholarships are also available through the German Academic Exchange Service