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Cost of living

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The approximate costs are as follows (you will need around € 990 per month to cover your living expenses):

  • Books, photocopies and other study materials: € 25 to 50 per month, depending on your subject.
  • Rent: approx. € 270 to 350 per month
  • Food: student dining halls (Mensa), run by Osnabrück Student Services, offer inexpensive meals at lunchtime (approx. € 4 for lunch).
    An additional € 120 to 180 per month is required to prepare meals at home.
  • Health insurance: around € 120 per month
  • Costs of studying (semester fees)
  • Housing deposit: you will usually be asked to pay a deposit for an apartment or room, which will be refunded when you move out. Private rooms or apartments usually require a deposit of three months’ rent. Student residences require a deposit of € 600 for a room.
  • Mandatory licence fee for public radio and TV: 18.36 EUR per month, visit the ARD ZDF Beitragsservice website.