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Opening a Bank Account

Studying in Germany without a German bank account is practically impossible.

Exception: If you have a bank account in a Eurozone country, you do not necessarily need to open a bank account in Germany.

Financial Aid

Financial aid of the international office for international students

Money &Financial aid of the Studierendenwerk Freiburg

In addition to federal financial aid (BAföG), SWFR also offers other financial options such as, student loans, educational loans, stipends or KfW student credit.


Scholarship Advising of the University of Freiburg

Scholarship consulting of the Studierendenwerk Freiburg

Scholarship of the KHG

Jobs and discounts for students

Studijob - Job Intermediation


ISIC – International Student Identity Card




Emergency fond/ consulting

Living costs in Freiburg per month

  • Rooms in private accommodation including extra costs: 350 € –500 €
  • Rooms in student residences: 250 € and 450 € including extra costs
  • Health insurance approx. 108 €
  • Food approx. 150 € – 200 €
  • Semester ticket approx. 89 €
  • Other expenses (clothes, books) approx. 50 €

With your UniCard, you have access to price reductions for public transport, at the student cafeterias, and at cultural events (e.g. theatre, concerts, museums, etc.)