Bielefeld University does not charge tuition fees. There is, however, a small social fee that has to be paid each semester. This includes a ticket for free public transport in the city and area of Bielefeld, and on regional trains and buses in North-Rhine Westphalia for the whole semester, i.e. six months.
There are several ways to financing your studies. The best way is to apply for government funding called BAföG. As a registered refugee, you have the possibility to apply for BAföG. You could also apply for a scholarship or finance your studies with a job.
Choice of scholarships:
- Deutschlandstipendium Studienfonds OWL
- Social Sholarship Studienfonds OWL
- Bildungsberatung Garantiefonds Hochschule
- Heinrich Böll Stiftung
- Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
- Welcome Stipendienprogramm der Deutschen Universitätsstiftung