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Fees and Contributions

Freie Universität Berlin does not charge any tuition fees (except for continuing education programs), rather so-called "Semestergebühren und -beiträge" (fees and contributions). The legal basis for charging these fees and contributions may be viewed here.

For the new enrollment for the summer semester 2024 are to be paid:

Fee type
Amount
Re-registration fee 50,00€
Contribution to the Studierendenwerk / student union (social contribution, or Sozialbeitrag) 54,09€
Contribution to student government (Studierendenschaft) 10,00€
Contributions for the semester ticket transit pass and to the social fund 181,40€
total 295,49€

Note: For transfers from (non-EU) countries, additional bank charges may apply, which must be borne by the applicant. Please select the OUR option (you pay all transfer fees) when making transfers. This is the only way that the full semester contribution will go to Freie Universitaet's account. Otherwise, the enrollment will be delayed because the missing amount has to be reclaimed. In addition, when you transfer the missing amount, you still have to pay the additional transfer fees. Enrollment will only take place once the corresponding amount has been received in full on the account of Freie Universität Berlin and once all other requirements have been met.

In some cases, the payment partner needs information about the address of the university’s main bank in order to process payments from foreign countries. The main branch of the DEUTSCHE BANK PGK AG is located at: Unter den Linden 13 - 15, 10117 Berlin.

The amount due for your re-registration can be found in the self-service portal. Please transfer the exact amount shown in the self-service portal.

Freie Universität Berlin charges the following fees and contributions: Amount
Re-registration fee 50,00€
Contribution to the Studierendenwerk / student union (social contribution, or Sozialbeitrag) 54,09€
Contribution to student government (Studierendenschaft) 10,00€
Contributions for the semester ticket transit pass and to the social fund for eligible students 181,40€
A late fee of currently 19.94€ will be charged additionally if the payment deadline for the re-registration has been exceeded. If this is the case, the late fee is already included in the open amount displayed to you in the self-service portal. 

Note: For transfers from (non-EU) countries, additional bank charges may apply, which must be borne by the student. Please select the OUR option (you pay all transfer fees) when making transfers. This is the only way that the full semester contribution will go to Freie Universitaet's account. Otherwise, the enrollment will be delayed because the missing amount has to be reclaimed. In addition, when you transfer the missing amount, you still have to pay the additional transfer fees.

In some cases, the payment partner needs information about the address of the university’s main bank in order to process payments from foreign countries. The main branch of the DEUTSCHE BANK PGK AG is located at: Unter den Linden 13 - 15, 10117 Berlin.

For the new enrollment for doctoral studies are to be paid for the summer semester 2024:

Fee type
Amount
Re-registration fee 50,00€
Contribution to the Studierendenwerk / student union (social contribution, or Sozialbeitrag) 54,09€
Contribution to student government (Studierendenschaft) 10,00€

Note: For transfers from (non-EU) countries, additional bank charges may apply, which must be borne by the applicant. Please select the OUR option (you pay all transfer fees) when making transfers. This is the only way that the full semester contribution will go to Freie Universitaet's account. Otherwise, the enrollment will be delayed because the missing amount has to be reclaimed. In addition, when you transfer the missing amount, you still have to pay the additional transfer fees. Enrollment will only take place once the corresponding amount has been received in full on the account of Freie Universität Berlin and once all other requirements have been met.

In some cases, the payment partner needs information about the address of the university’s main bank in order to process payments from foreign countries. The main branch of the DEUTSCHE BANK PGK AG is located at: Unter den Linden 13 - 15, 10117 Berlin.

A total of €312.89 is payable for registration for the winter semester 23/24:

Fee type
Amount
Re-registration fee 50,00€
Contribution to the Studierendenwerk / student union (social contribution, or Sozialbeitrag) 54,09€
Contribution to student government (Studierendenschaft) 10,00€
Contributions for the semester ticket transit pass and to the social fund 198,80€
Total 312,89€

Note: For transfers from (non-EU) countries, additional bank charges may apply, which must be borne by the applicant. Please select the OUR option (you pay all transfer fees) when making transfers. This is the only way that the full semester contribution will go to Freie Universitaet's account. Otherwise, the enrollment will be delayed because the missing amount has to be reclaimed. In addition, when you transfer the missing amount, you still have to pay the additional transfer fees. Enrollment will only take place once the corresponding amount has been received in full on the account of Freie Universität Berlin and once all other requirements have been met.

In some cases, the payment partner needs information about the address of the university’s main bank in order to process payments from foreign countries. The main branch of the DEUTSCHE BANK PGK AG is located at: Unter den Linden 13 - 15, 10117 Berlin.

Students with a valid disability card and eligibility for free public transport are exempt from payment for the public transportation ticket. Informal applications for exemptions from the public transportation ticket contribution may be submitted to the Student Records and Registration Office (preferred by e-mail) and should include relevant proof (copies). Thereafter, the fees and contributions are reduced by the amount due for public transportation ticket.

Information on exemption from the semester ticket for other reasons can be found on the website of the semester ticket office.

Additional fees may apply for the replacement of documents (i.e., new student ID "Campuscard", study book page “Studienbuchseite“ ) or other enrollment certificates.

Note: For transfers from (non-EU) countries, additional bank charges may apply, which must be borne by the student. Please select the OUR option (you pay all transfer fees) when making transfers. This is the only way that the full semester contribution will go to Freie Universitaet's account. Otherwise delays will occur because the missing amount has to be reclaimed. In addition, when you transfer the missing amount, you still have to pay the additional transfer fees.

In some cases, the payment partner needs information about the address of the university’s main bank in order to process payments from foreign countries. The main branch of the DEUTSCHE BANK PGK AG is located at: Unter den Linden 13 - 15, 10117 Berlin.

Please contact Info-Service Studium for information on the account details of Freie Universität Berlin.