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Here you can find information about tuition, fees, and scholarships

Semester Fee

Students must pay a contribution of €162.00 per semester. It is due at the time of initial enrollment and when re-registering for every subsequent semester.

A one-time fee of  8.00 is charged for the student ID card upon initial enrollment.

The semester fee can still be refunded up to one month after the start of the lecture period

To file for a semester fee refund, fill out the form 'Application for a Reimbursement of the Semester Fee / Tuition Fee'.

You can find the form on our website in Downloads or at the Student Administration Office in the main building. Hand it in at the Admissions Office (Studierenden-Service) by the deadline.

BAFÖG

All information about BAföG can be found at Studierendenwerk Bodensee Seezeit.

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded based upon criteria set by the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences as well as the respective faculties.

1. ArbeiterKind Initiative

The ArbeiterKind.de initiative supports students who do not come from an academic background on their way to graduation.

Further information: www.arbeiterkind.de

2. Soroptimist International Ravensburg-Weingarten

Every winter semester, Soroptimist International awards a scholarship to female students in the Applied Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physical Engineering bachelor's degree programs. Female students enrolled in the Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Optical Systems Technology, Environmental and Process Engineering, and Product Development in Mechanical Engineering master's degree programs are also eligible. You can learn more about the terms and conditions here: Satzung Soroptimist Stipendium

downloadAusschreibung Stipendium Soroptimist 2019

If you have any further questions pertaining to scholarships, please contact the following offices at the university:

   1. The individual faculty deans for questions regarding faculty-specific scholarships

   2. International Office for questions about scholarships for traveling abroad or scholarships for incoming                     exchange students

   3. Career Services for questions about the "Deutschlandstipendium"

 

Deutschland-Stipendium (Germany Scholarship)

The "Deutschland-Stipendium" (Germany Scholarship) program was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and has been offered at our university since the 2011/12 Winter Semester.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the following sponsors:

  • Berufsbildungswerk Philipp Jakob Wieland, Ulm
  • Diehl AKO Stiftung & Co. KG, Wangen
  • elobau Gmbh&Co KG, Leutkirch
  • engineering people GmbH, Friedrichshafen
  • Handtmann-Service GmbH & Co.KG, Biberach
  • rose plastic AG, Hergensweiler/ Lindau
  • Stender GmbH, Wangen
  • TOX Pressotechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Weingarten
  • TWS Netz GmbH, Ravensburg
  • JOSEF-WAGNER-STIFTUNG Friedrichshafen

Information on the awarding of scholarships:

  • The number of scholarships that can be awarded is determined by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and currently stands at 1.5%, although the actual number of scholarships that are awarded is also dependent on the number of sponsors the university is able to recruit.

  • The amount of the scholarship is € 300 per month, half of which is paid for by the private sponsor and half by the federal government.

  • The university endeavors to distribute the scholarships as evenly as possible across all faculties. However, the sponsors do have a say in the programs they wish to sponsor. The final decision on how to allocate the scholarships across faculties also depends on the number of applications received.

  • The scholarship selection committee works in an advisory capacity to help the sponsors select scholarship recipients.

  • The scholarship is granted for one year at a time. Afterwards, the sponsor decides whether they want to extend their sponsorship and the university checks whether the scholarship recipient's academic performance still meets the sponsorship criteria.

    Further information and FAQs on the Germany Scholarship can be found here:

    http://www.deutschland-stipendium.de/de/1625.php

Applications for the "Deutschland-Stipendium" (Germany Scholarship) starting in the 2020/21 Winter Semester can be submitted

from September 7th, 2020 until October 9th, 2020.

Please send your application as a SINGLE attachment in PDF format (max. size 3 MB) via email to:
Deutschlandstipendium@hs-weingarten.de

Questions can also be sent to: Deutschlandstipendium@hs-weingarten.de

Please note that applications that are not sent within the period prescribed and in accordance with the submission guidelines will not be considered during the selection process.

The following documents are required:

  1. the completed Application Form (the form can be found under "Downloads" - please edit the application with Adobe Acrobat)
  2. a Motivation Letter not longer than 2 pages
  3. a well-organized CV in bullet-point form
  4. University Entrance Qualification in English or German
  5. Current Transcript from the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences
  6. For those currently in a master's program: bachelor's degree diploma
  7. if applicable: proof of special qualifications pertaining to your respective faculty at the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences
  8. if applicable: documentation of internships or work experience as well as proof of awards or other expertise or engagement

If the documents are not in the English or German language, a notarized translation must be submitted as well.

Visit the Deutschland-Stipendium website for more information:
http://www.deutschland-stipendium.de/de/1625.php

downloadBewerbungsformular Deutschlandstipendium 2020

Tuition Fees for International Students

Universities in Baden-Württemberg have been charging tuition fees for international students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member state since the 2017/2018 Winter Semester. International students who have a German UEQ (University Entrance Qualification) are not required to pay tuition fees.

The revenue generated by tuition fees is used by the respective faculties for operations, including the supervision of international students in bachelor's  and master's program. Twenty percent of the revenue generated by tuition fees is kept by the university.

The cost of tuition is € 1,500 per semester and does not include the semester fee.

You can find the legally binding due date in your official notification of tuition fees (§4 (2) LHGebG). Normally, the fee is due on the following dates:                   

  • January 15th: tuition payment deadline for the summer semester
  • July 15th: tuition payment deadline for the winter semester

The fee must arrive in the university's bank account by the due date. That means the transfer should be initiated before the deadline.

A student may be exempted from paying tuition if the student has strong ties to Germany. This may be the case, for example, if you have a German residence permit or permanent EU residence. You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire after your admission to help determine your eligibility for one of these exemptions.

As a rule however, it is the duty of the applicant/student themselves to do their own due diligence, determine their eligibility, and to contact the university and present all necessary documents if required.

Tuition fee exemptions are usually granted automatically for

  •     EU/EEA citizens (§ 3 (1) LHGebG)
  •     Non-German students who completed their university entrance qualification at a German school according to § 58 Landeshochschulgesetz (LHG ) - (§ 3 (2) LHGebG)
  •     Students in a non-consecutive master’s degree program (§ 3 (1) LHGebG)
  •     International students studying at RWU within the framework of cooperation agreements (§ 6 (1) LHGebG):
    • Exchange students who study 1-2 semesters in Baden-Württemberg without the intention of obtaining a degree, e.g. the Erasmus Programme
    • Double degree students with a mandatory study abroad

Students who fall into the following categories can be exempted from tuition fees if they apply for said exemption:

  • Students completing a practical (internship) semester which is part of the standard period of study (§ 6 (2) line 2 LHGebG)
  • Students who take a leave of absence, so long as their request for the leave of absence is submitted before the start of the lecture period (§ 6 (2) line 1 LHGebG)
  • During the practical (internship) year (§ 6 (2) line 3 LHGebG)

In addition, the following students can also apply for a tuition exemption:

  • International students with a temporary residence permit (Aufenthaltsgestattung) according to § 55 subs. 1 of the Asylum Act who are nationals of a country with a protection rate of at least 50 % (set by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees on the basis of the announcement of the Federal Ministry of the Interior; currently: Eritrea and Syria) (§ 6 (6) LHGebG)
  • students with a disability as defined in § 2 of the Ninth Social Code (Neuntes Sozialgesetzbuch, SGB IX) which includes those disabilities which pose a substantial impediment to academic work (§ 6 (7) LHGebG)

Applications must be received before the beginning of the lecture period. (§10 (3) LHGebG)

If, through no fault of their own, students find themselves in an emergency situation after starting their studies which prevents them from paying tuition, the university may waive the fees in full or in part  (§ 7 LHGebG).

The tuition fee can be refunded up to one month after the start of the lecture period (§ 10 (4) LHGebG)

A refund is possible if:

  • qualification for an exemption could not be proven in time before enrollment
  • the applicant becomes eligible for a tuition exemption within one month after the beginning of the lecture period
  • if the student deregisters, effective immediately, after the semester has started but within one month after the beginning of the lecture period.

The tuition fee can be charged retroactively if it is later determined that the applicant was not indeed eligible for an exemption.

The form to apply for a refund can be found under Downloads or in person at Student Services. Please fill it out and hand it in at the Admissions Office (Student Services).

Please note that the texts in this section have been simplified to make them easier to read. However, only the Act on Fees in Higher Education of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (Landeshochschulgebührengesetz - LHGebG) itself and the information found in your Official Notification of Tuition Fees are legally binding.

The Admissions Office can in no way influence the legal situation or make decisions regarding exceptions and exemptions from tuition fee payments or reductions in the tuition amount.

Tuition for Second Degrees

Since the 2017/18 Winter Semester, students who are pursuing a second (or more) bachelor's or consecutive master's degree after already completing a college degree in Germany must pay tuition. They must begin paying tuition the semester following the graduation date on their first diploma.

Students who change their course of study without earning a degree in their initial program are not obliged to begin paying tuition. Only after a degree program has been successfully completed does the second bachelor's or master's degree program become subject to tuition fees for the remaining period of study.

Please note that the texts in this section have been simplified to make them easier to read. However, only the Act on Fees in Higher Education of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (Landeshochschulgebührengesetz - LHGebG) itself and the information on your Official Notification of Tuition Fees are legally binding.

The tuition for a second degree is 650 per semester and does not include the semester fee.

You will find the legally binding date in your official notification of tuition fees (§4 (2) LHGebG). As a rule, the fee is due on the following dates:                   

  • January 15th: tuition fee for the summer semester
  • July 15th: tuition fee for the winter semester

The fee must arrive in the university's bank account by the due date. That means the transfer should be initiated before the deadline.

Students do not have to pay the tuition fee for a second degree if: 

  • they are already paying tuition as an international student (§ 8 (1) Satz 3 LHGebG)
  • they are earning a non-consecutive master's degree (Weiterbildungsstudiengang) (§ 8 (1) Satz 1 LHGebG)
  • they study an additional subject within the scope of a teaching certification (§ 8 (3) Satz 2 LHGebG)
  • the first degree was earned abroad and no other undergraduate or consecutive master's degree was completed in Germany (§ 8 (1) Satz 1 LHGebG)
  • the second degree is legally required in order to achieve vocational qualification (e.g. oral surgeon) (§ 8 (3) Satz 1 LHGebG)

In the following cases, students can be exempted from the obligation to pay tuition if they apply for said exemption:

  • Students completing an internship semester which is part of the standard period of study (§ 6 (2) line 2 LHGebG)
  • Students who take a leave of absence, so long as their request for the leave of absence is submitted before the start of the lecture period (§ 6 (2) line 1 LHGebG)
  • During the practical (internship) year (§ 6 (2) line 3 LHGebG)

Applications must be received before the beginning of the lecture period. (§10 (3) LHGebG)

The tuition fee can be refunded up to one month after the start of the lecture period (§ 10 (4) LHGebG)

The tuition fee can be charged retroactively if it is later determined that the applicant was not indeed eligible for an exemption. (§ 10 (4) LHGebG)

The form to apply for a refund can be found under Downloads or in person at Student Services. Please fill it out and hand it in at the Admissions Office (Student Services).

Tuition Fees for Non-consecutive Master's Degree Programs

There is a tuition fee for the courses offered in non-consecutive master's degree programs. You can find out the amount of the tuition directly from the respective degree programs:

All regulations pertaining to tuition fees for non-consecutive master's degrees are pursuant to the respective legislation. You will receive an official notification of tuition fees complete with payment information before your first semester begins.

Further Information

The university may also charge fees for special services. This applies in particular to additional administrative burdens (e.g. replacement certificates, late payment fines) and to offerings that are not part of the standard study and examination program (e.g. a preliminary math course).

If you have any questions, please contact the following: