International Student Office

Finances: Tuition, Costs and Scholarships

Tuition fees

The University of Oldenburg is a state financed institution, and most courses of study do not require tuition fees. However, all students do have to pay semester fees, among other things for the semester ticket.

Click here for more information on tuition and fees. 

Scholarships and finances

As an international student at a German university, you have the opportunity to receive financial support from the university, or to apply to external foundations and organisations for scholarships. See the list to the right for some scholarship databases that you can use to search for possible external funding.

Studienabschlussstipendien aus DAAD-Mitteln (STIBET)

International students who expect to finish their programme (bachelor, master) in the next semester can apply for a graduation scholarship. These scholarships are funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The application deadline for the winter semester is in June, and for the summer semester, in January.

Please check our »News« website to see if scholarships are available at the moment.

Financial Emergencies

A number of different bodies can provide support in financial emergencies.

The Social Advisory Service of the AStA can help students get through temporary financial difficulties with an interest free loan of up to €500. Additionally, the Deutsches Studentenwerk can offer an emergency loan of up to € 300 per month (as an interest free loan) for a maximum of two semesters.

In pressing financial emergencies, the ISO can also award a one-time grant. The Evangelische Studierendengemeinde (Protestant Student Community, ESG) as well as the Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (Catholic Student Community, KHG) can, in justified cases, also award one-time grants. Please make use of the personal advisory service provided by the relevant organisation.