According to the German Student Union, a student needs an average of about € 700 per month, including housing, food, transportation, free time, and other personal expenses. If you are an international student applying for a student visa in Germany, you will be asked by the German Embassy to provide proof of approximately €650 per month for living expenses.
Make sure you have enough money for the first few days of your stay, as there will be many initial costs, such as the deposit for your accommodation, enrollment fees, semester ticket for public transportation, etc. Please note that if you use bank checks, you will not have access to the money until the check clears and is credited to your account. This can take up to two weeks.
For more information please contact our International Office.