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Find all relevant information about charged fees or scholarships to manage your finances.

Administration Fee

Each semester students pay an administration fee with the amount of currently 162,00 EUR. It is due upon the first enrolment or at any re-registration for a following semester.

A fee of 8,00 EUR for the Student ID Card is charged additional to the administration fee once in the first semester upon enrolment.

The administration fee may be reimbursed if you are disenrolled with immediate effect after the semester has started but within one month of the lecture period beginning.

For a reimbursement fill in the form 'Application for a Reimbursement of the Semester Fee / Tuition Fee'.

You will find the form on our Website at Downloads or at the Student Service in the Main Building. Hand it in at the Admission Office (Studierenden-Service) before the end of the deadline.

BAFÖG

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

Scholarships

The guidelines of the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences as well as the guidelines of the respective faculties are decisive for the award of scholarships.

1. Initiative ArbeiterKind

The initiative ArbeiterKind.de supports pupils of non-academic origin on their way to successful completion of their studies.

Further information: www.arbeiterkind.de

2. Soroptimist International Ravensburg-Weingarten

Every year in the winter semester, Soroptimist International awards a scholarship for female students in the bachelor's degree courses in Applied Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Engineering or to students in the master's degree courses in Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Optical Systems Technology, Environmental and Process Engineering and Product Development in Mechanical Engineering. Please find the modalities of the call for proposals in the statutes and in the text of the call for proposals: Satzung Soroptimist Stipendium

downloadAusschreibung Stipendium Soroptimist 2019

If you have any questions regarding scholarships, please contact the following members of staff at the university:

   1.  Dean of the faculties for questions regarding faculty-specific scholarships
   2.  International Office for questions about scholarships for stays abroad or scholarships for foreign students
   3.  Career Service for questions about "Deutschlandstipendium"

 

Deutschlandstipendium

The "Deutschlandstipendium" program initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research has been offered at our university since the winter semester 2011/12.
Thanks to the promotors:

  • 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 to be awarded is determined by a quota of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and currently stands at 1.5%. The actual amount of the scholarships to be awarded depends on the sponsors the university was able to recruit.

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

  • The university endeavours to distribute the scholarships as evenly as possible across all faculties. The sponsors can influence the choice of the courses of study they wish to sponsor. The final selection of the courses of study to be supported also depends on the applications received.

  • The scholarship selection committee decides on the awarding of the scholarships in an advisory capacity to the sponsors.
    The scholarship is granted for one year at a time. Afterwards, the sponsor decides whether he/she wishes to extend his/her sponsorship and the university checks whether the scholarship holder's 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" starting Winter Semester 2020/21 can be submitted

from September 7, 2020 until Oktober 9, 2020.

Please send your application with ONE attachment in pdf-format, max. size 3 MB via E-Mail 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 according to form can not be considered in the selection process.

The following documents are required:

  1. the completed Application Form (see form in "Downloads"; application form edited with Adobe Acrobat)
  2. a Motivation Letter not longer than 2 pages,
  3. a personal data sheet / CV
  4. the higher education entrance qualification documents in English or German
  5. transcript of records of the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten
  6. applicants in master programs: documents of bachelor degree,
  7. if applicable: proof of special qualifications considering the study program at the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten,
  8. if applicable: documents on internships or work experience as well as proof of awards or other knowledge and social activities.

If documents are not in English or German language, a certified translation has to be submitted.

Further information on the granting of the scholarship:

  • Amount of scholarships is defined by a quota of the Federal Government and the amount of private donators.
  • The scholarship is 300€ a month, paid by the Federal Government of Germany and a private donator one half each.
  • The University of Applied Sc tries to spread the scholarships among all faculties, depending on the demands of the donators.
  • The granting of scholarships is decided by the Scholarship Council of our University.
  • The scholarship will be granted for one year. After this period the donators and the Scholarship Council will decied upon a further extension. The University will control results of the holder of scholarship.

For further information see:
http://www.deutschland-stipendium.de/de/1625.php

downloadBewerbungsformular Deutschlandstipendium 2020

Tuition fees for international students

Since the winter semester 2017/2018, the universities in Baden-Württemberg have been charging tuition fees for international students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member state. International students who own a German UEQ (University Entrance Qualification) are not required to pay tuition fees.

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 staff of the Admission Office can in no way influence the legal situation or take decisions regarding exceptions and exemptions from tuition fee payments or reductions in the fee amount.

The fees are used for the courses offered, including the associated specific supervision of international students in Bachelor's programmes, consecutive Master's programmes and undergraduate programmes. Of the income from tuition fees, 20 percent is retained by the universities.

The fee amounts to 1,500 EUR per semester and is additional to the administration 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:                   

  • 15. January: Tuition fee for the summer semester
  • 15. July: Tuition fee for the winter semester

The fee must be credited to the account of the university on the due date. The transfer must therefore be made in advance.

There are exceptions to the charging of fees if a students has strong ties to Germany. This may be the case, for example, if you have a settlement permit or permanent EU residence. Whether you fall into these exceptions will be checked before you begin your studies on the basis of an questionnaire which we will provide you after an admission for a study place.

In general, it is the applicants' and students' duty to inform themselves about a possible exception and to present the relevant documents or therefore contact the university.

The fees are usually not charged automatically by

  •     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 continuing education Master’s study 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. Erasmus
    • Students in double degree programmes (Double Degree Students) with a mandatory stay abroad.

In the following cases, students are exempted from the obligation to pay fees upon application:

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

In addition, the following students can apply for exemption:

  • international students with a temporary resident 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 causes considerable difficulties during their studies (§ 6 (7) LHGebG)

Applications must be submitted before the beginning of the lecture period. The date of receipt will be decisive! (§10 (3) LHGebG)

If, through no fault of their own, students find themselves in an emergency situation after taking up their studies which prevents them from paying the fees, 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 of the paid fee is possible:

  • if the prerequisites for an exception could not be proven in time before enrolment,
  • if prerequisites for an exception occur within one month after the beginning of the lecture period
  • if you are disenrolled with immediate effect after the semester has started but within one month of the lecture period beginning.

The tuition fee can be subsequently charged if it has not been charged despite the existing obligation to pay fees.

The form for reimbursement can be found under Downloads or on site at the Student Service. Please complete it and hand it in at the Admission Office (Student Service).

Tuition fees for a second degree

Students who are taking up a second or further Bachelor's study program or a second or further consecutive Master's study program after they acquired a higher education degree in the Federal Republic of Germany, have to pay a tuition fee since winter semester 2017/18. They become obliged to pay tuition fees at the beginning of the semester following the date of the degree certificate.

Changing your course of study without a degree does not lead to a tuition fee obligation for a second course of study. Only when a degree programme has been successfully completed does the second Bachelor's or Master's degree programme 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 fee amounts to 650 EUR per semester and is additional to the administration 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:                   

  • 15. January: Tuition fee for the summer semester
  • 15. July: Tuition fee for the winter semester

The fee must be credited to the account of the university on the due date. The transfer must therefore be made in advance.

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

  • they already have to pay the tuition fee for international students (§ 8 (1) Satz 3 LHGebG)
  • they take up a continuing education Master's course (Weiterbildungsstudiengang) (§ 8 (1) Satz 1 LHGebG)
  • they take up an additional subject within the scope of a teacher education program (§ 8 (3) Satz 2 LHGebG)
  • the first degree was finished abroad and no other undergraduate or consecutive study program was completed in Germany (§ 8 (1) Satz 1 LHGebG)
  • the second degree is mandatory according to regulations governing the profession in order to obtain a vocational qualification (e. g. oral surgery) (§ 8 (3) Satz 1 LHGebG)

In the following cases, students are exempted from the obligation to pay fees upon application:

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

Applications must be submitted before the beginning of the lecture period. The date of receipt will be decisive! (§10 (3) LHGebG)

The tuition fee can be refunded up to one month after the start of the lecture period (§ 4 (2) and § 10 (4) LHGebG).

The tuition fee can be subsequently charged if it has not been charged despite the existing obligation to pay fees.(§ 10 (4) LHGebG)

The form for reimbursement can be found under Downloads or on site at the Student Service. Please complete it and hand it in at the Admission Office (Student Service).

Tuition fees for continuing Master's study programs

For our continuing Master's study programs, there is a tuition fee for the courses offered. You will find the amount of the tuition fees directly at the respective degree programmes.

The regulations on tuition fees in the part-time Master's programmes are presented in the respective statutes on tuition fees. Before the start of your studies, you will receive an offical notification of tuition fees with information on payment.

Further Information

The university may charge fees or charges for special services. This applies in particular to additional administrative tasks (e.g. substitute certificates, late payment fines) and to offers that are not part of the study and examination regulations (e.g. maths pre-course).

If you have any questions, please contact the following contacts: