Monthly living costs and mobility in Dortmund

During your studies there are many expenditures you should keep in mind. To make sure that you have a good time and are able to study and live comfortably, you should be aware of these costs and you should have enough financial means to cover all your expenses. To help you plan your stay at the Fachhochschule Dortmund you will find example of the sort costs you might expect as a student in Dortmund below. You can use our information as a means of orientation for your stay in Germany.

Living Costs

You are not sure how much money do you need per month to live in Dortmund? Here you can find the answer!



Everything you need to know about the public transportation ticket can be found here!


Semester Contribution "Semesterbeitrag"

All students must pay each semester semester contribution "Semesterbeitrag". The contribution must be paid in advance and a proof of payment must be brought to the enrolment. Read more about the semester contribution here.


Health Insurance

All students need to have a valid health insurance in order to get enrolled and be a student of our university. Also for your visa application you will need a valid health insurance. Find out more on that issue here!


Public Broadcasting License Fees (Rundfunkbeitrag)

The public broadcasting license fees from ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio is compulsory and need to be paid by everyone living in Germany. Read more about these costs.