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The state of Baden-Württemberg has implemented study fees for International students, as well as for those studying a second degree, from winter semester 2017/18.

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Act on Fees in Higher Education of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (LHGebG)

Fees for second degrees

All students who take up a second or further course of study in an undergraduate degree programme (Bachelor's or Staatsexamens degree programme) or in a second or further consecutive Master's degree programme following a higher education degree completed in the Federal Republic of Germany must pay fees of 650 euros per semester (continuing education, part-time Master's degree programmes are exempt from this). The legal basis for this is §8 Para. 1 of the Long-Term Higher Education Fees Act.

Students who study two degree programmes in parallel also become liable to pay fees upon completion of one degree programme (the legal basis for this is §8, Para. 5 of the State Higher Education Fees Act). The obligation to pay fees comes into effect at the beginning of the semester following the date of the first degree certificate.

The usual semester fees are added to this.



A fee for a second degree will not be levied, provided a fee for International students has already been charged. A degree obtained abroad will not be taken into consideration.

According to the proposed legislation a taker of a second degree will be exempt from paying the fees if, according to professional regulations, the attainment of an additional qualification is required (e.g oral surgery). The same is valid for the study of an extension subject in the framework of a teaching profession.

The following shall be exempt from paying the fees:

  1. Students on a leave of absence provided that the application for the leave of absence has been submitted before the start of the lecture period.
  2. Students on an internship, which is an obligatory part of their degree.
  3. A student with a significant disability, which subsequently has a negative impact on their studies in accordance with § paragraph 2 SGB IX

A course change within a study program will not lead to the levy of the fee for a second degree program.

Both students and applicants are compelled to provide relevant documents and information evidencing an exemption at the time of enrolment or re-registration respectively, at the very latest.

Fees for international students

Affected are International students who are neither nationals of a member state of the European Union (EU), nor another contracted member state of the European Economic Area (EEA), this means from Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, and who will take up a bachelor degree, consecutive master degree or state examination from winter semester 2017/2018. This does not apply to continuous education programs.

The fees amount to 1,500 Euro per semester. In addition, the usual semester contribution (currently 161 Euro per semester) will also need to be paid.

International students who began their studies before the 2017/2018 winter semester may complete them in the selected field of study and degree program without being required to pay tuition. If one is enrolled into two subjects (e.g. a Bachelor of Arts with a major and a minor), one is permitted to change one subject once without paying the fee.

   


 

The following International students are not liable to pay the fees:

Please note: This list is merely a brief summary. The specific documents required for each reason are listed in the application form. Please also read the information in the section on submitting the application form below.

  1. Holders of a German high-school diploma
  2. Relatives (Spouse, Child) of EU/EEA nationals in accordance with § paragraph 3 of the Freedom of Movement Act/EU.
  3. Foreign nationals with a residence visa or with a permit of permanent residency/EU in accordance with the Residence Act.
  4. Foreign nationals with a permanent abode in Germany and a permission to reside according to international law, humanitarian, political, family and other grounds and with a good prospect of staying in the country (e.g. entitled to asylum, acknowledged refugee status in accordance with the Geneva refugee convention, or from family reunion to German, or to foreign nationals, with a permanent abode).
  5. Foreign nationals with a permanent abode in Germany who stay legally for 15 uninterrupted months in the country and who possess a specific residency permit.
  6. Tolerated foreigners with a permanent abode in Germany who stay legally for 15 uninterrupted months in the country.
  7. Foreign nationals who have been living in Germany for 5 years and who are legally employed. The applicant has to provide evidence of 60 months in which the income was at the respective month’s maximum BAföG level + 20%. Marginal employment (“geringfügige Beschäftigung”) cannot be considered. Detailed information can be found in the application form.
  8. Foreign nationals who have a parent who has been been living in Germany for 3 years overall during the last six years, and who is legally employed. The applicant has to provide evidence of 36 months in which the parent’s income was at the respective month’s maximum BAföG level + 20%. Marginal employment (“geringfügige Beschäftigung”) cannot be considered. Detailed information can be found in the application form.
  9. Foreign nationals who have a bachelor and consecutive master degree or a state examination (“Staatsexamen”) that have both been completed in Germany; a second degree fee will nevertheless be applicable.
  10. Students with a disability that affects their ability to study to a considerable degree as per Section 2 of SGB IX (German social code)
  11. Foreigners with a residence permit (§55, section 1) and citizenship of a country with so-called good prospects for remaining in the country (Syria, Eritrea)
  12. Phd students
  13. Erasmus Students
  14. International students, who within the framework of the agreement at country, state or international level, and who are guaranteed to be free of paying fees, become matriculated. (see section 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 LHGebG)
  15. Short-term students, who within the framework of an exchange program from the Albert-Ludwigs-University and a partner university, and whose exemptions from fees are expected to be reciprocated, become matriculated.
    Note: so called Freemover, which means students, who study at the University of Freiburg on a self-organized short-term basis which is not part of an exchange program, are liable to pay the fees.
  16. Students participating in university partnerships at the state, national, or international level that do not include a tuition requirement. Also exempt from the fee are students enrolled in international cooperative degree programs that include a required study abroad at a partner institution and lead to a joint degree or a degree from each of the participating universities.

 

Submitting the application form

For applicants before enrollment:

When you apply and get accepted for a Bachelor, consecutive Master or State Examination degree program (this does not apply to continuous education programs), you will receive a separate payment request (notification of fees) in the post. Additionally, you will receive a ready-made application form with your individual applicant number. The application form will list under which conditions you would not have to pay the study fees and which evidence (certificates, residence permit etc.) you must provide in order to be exempt. This application can be submitted to the University until the start of lectures. Subsequently you will receive confirmation on whether or not you have to pay the fees.

If you are required to pay the fees then you must pay by the end of the matriculation deadline at the very latest.

For students who are already enrolled:

Please hand in the complete application form with all required documents before the start of the lectures. After the start of lectures, no application forms can be accepted anymore (only for the following semester). (LHGebG §10 section 1).

Should the conditions for an exemption be met for the first time within one month after the start of lectures, you may still apply for the exemption up to one month after the start of lectures.

Please note: Should the decision regarding your application for exemption not be made before the end of the rematriculation/matriculation deadline, you have to rematriculate as usual and on time. Should your application for exemption be approved, the international tuition fees (1500€) will then be refunded to you.

 
The following International students can be exempt from the international tuition fees:

  1. Students on a leave of absence, provided that the application for a leave of absence was submitted before the beginning of the teaching period
  2. Students in a semester of study in which they are completing the practical year in accordance with Section 1(2) Clause 1 No. 1 of the Approbationsordnung für Ärzte (German medical licensing regulations). Application for exemption from tuition fees for international students in the practical year and/or practical study semester
  3. Students in a practical semester that is a fixed component of the study regulations to be completed within the standard period of study. The application has to be submitted before the beginning of the teaching period. Application for exemption from tuition fees for international students in the practical year and/or practical study semester Note: If you intend to complete a voluntary internship that is not a part of the study regulations for your degree program, you may only be exempted from tuition if you have applied for a leave of absence in time (see 1.). 

Deferment, waiver and reimbursement of tuition fees

Taking special account of the current situation and in order to avoid individual hardship for students who have found themselves in an emergency situation through no fault of their own after taking up their studies as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, it is possible to apply for a (partial) waiver, deferral or refund of tuition fees.

Please note that you must transfer the obligatory semester fee (student union, student body and administration fee) of 161 EUR in time even if you apply for a deferral or waiver of the tuition fee!

Before submitting the application, find out about funding options for students and get advice from the relevant offices. The UniCross editorial team has prepared an overview for all those who are having difficulties with student financing due to the Corona crisis. An overview of the Studierendenwerk in English on further financial aid for international students in the Corona crisis can be found here. Find out more and get advice from the offices mentioned!

 

Waiver, deferment and refund of tuition fees for international students:

The Corona Pandemic has considerable consequences for international students at the University of Freiburg. International students subject to tuition fees therefore have the possibility of applying for a (partial) deferment, a (partial) waiver or a (partial) refund of tuition fees according to § 7 Landeshochschulgebührengesetz (LHGebG) in the cases listed below due to considerable financial hardship or in the case of personal or material inequity according to § 1 paragraph 2 LHGebG in conjunction with § 22 para. 2 Landesgebührengesetz (LGebG).

Please note that you have to transfer the obligatory semester fee of 161 EUR on time even if you apply for a deferment or waiver of tuition fees!

  

1. Deferment and waiver according to hardship clause § 7 LHGebG (because of a financial emergency after the start of studies through no fault of your own):

The application is only possible for international students who were already enrolled at the University of Freiburg in the summer semester 2021 and cannot pay the tuition fee for the following winter semester 2021/2022. For new students, the financing of their studies must be secured at the start of their studies. Please include a detailed description of your situation and reasons why paying the tuition fee for international students is a hardship for you. Please also include proof of your previous income since October of the previous year  (e.g. employment contract, employer's certificate, if applicable proof of dismissal due to closure of a company due to the Corona crisis) and a forecast of your income and expenses for the next six months.

Please note that the tuition fee must not have been paid yet if you want to claim financial hardship! Refunds of tuition fees already paid due to significant financial hardship are not possible

 

2. Waiver and reimbursement according to § 22 LGebG - factual inequity

In the event of a complete or partial failure of the university's study, examination and support services due to the Corona pandemic (factual inequity), in particular in the event of the cancellation of final examinations and a resulting unplanned re-registration for the following semester or the cancellation of courses as well as study and examination achievements. The cancellation must be confirmed in writing by the examinations office / programme coordination of the study programme.

3. Waiver and reimbursement according to § 22 LGebG - personal inequity

In the event of a complete or partial impossibility for which you are not responsible to take advanDaye of the university's study, examination and support services and to complete academic work (personal inequity), in particular due to an officially prohibited or delayed entry due to the Corona pandemic or a necessary care of your own children due to the closure of day-care centres or schools. Corresponding evidence and confirmations have to be submitted.

Download application form

The application must be submitted by 10 September 2021 or 15 February 2022  to

Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg

Service Center Studies

International Admissions and Services

Sedanstr. 6

D-79098 Freiburg

Information on the application procedure and the deadline for re-registration:

Please note that the examination of the documents will take time. If you are unable to re-register in time, please contact your responsible person in the International Admissions and Services (IAS) Office at the Service Center for Academic Studies in good time. If you are exmatriculated during the period of examination of your documents, please also contact IAS to cancel your exmatriculation. http://www.studium.uni-freiburg.de/de/beratung/ias

  

Waiver, deferment and refund of tuition fees for second degree

If you wish to claim financial hardship, you must exhaust other funding options as a matter of priority before submitting the application. Therefore, please enclose proof with your application that you have in any case applied for the KfW Student Loan, the granting of which is only dependent on enrolment and a German registration address.

1. Waiver and refund pursuant to § 22 LGebG - factual inequity

In the event of a complete or partial failure of the University's study, examination and support services due to the Corona pandemic (factual inequity), in particular in the event of the cancellation of final examinations and a resulting unplanned re-registration for the following semester or the cancellation of courses as well as study and examination achievements. The cancellation must be confirmed in writing by the examinations office / programme coordination of the study programme.

2. Waiver and reimbursement according to § 22 LGebG - personal inequity

In the case of a complete or partial impossibility, for which you are not responsible, to take advanDaye of the study, examination and support services offered by the university and to complete academic work (personal inequity), in particular due to an officially prohibited or delayed entry due to the Corona pandemic or a necessary care of your own children due to the closure of day-care centres or schools. Corresponding proof and confirmation must be submitted.

Download application form

The application must be submitted by 10 September 2021 or 15 February 2022  to:

Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Service Center Studies
Sedanstr. 6
D-79098 Freiburg
.

Information on the application procedure and the deadline for re-registration:

Please note that the examination of the documents will take time. If you are unable to re-register in time, please contact scs-info@service.uni-freiburg.de

 

Additional offers for international students paying tuition fees

As international students paying tuition fees you benefit from special additional services that we offer to provide you support at the beginning of your studies, during your studies or at the end of your studies. Participation in the language courses and workshops is only possible if you have paid the tuition fees for the winter semester 2021/22 and have not been exempted.

 

Workshops for international students

Academic Integration

Studying at the University of Freiburg - an adventure that is both exciting and challenging!

By studying at the University of Freiburg, you as an international student will not only get to know a new city in a different country, but also a new university system and a new teaching-learning culture. In order to cope well with studying at the University of Freiburg, it is worth taking a closer look at the special features of studying at a German university.

1st session: Tradition and structure

What do universities in Germany emphasize in studying and teaching? What types of universities and degrees are there in Germany? And how are universities structured and organized here?

In the first session, we will dive into the history and present of higher education institutions in Germany. We will get to know values, actors and structures that make up the framework of studying in Germany.

This is important in order to find one's own place in this complex system and to discover the important parts of studying.

2nd session: Learning and teaching

How exactly does my day-to-day study life work? What is the difference between a lecture and a seminar? And what is actually expected of me here?

In the second session, we will explore the different learning settings in which lecturers impart knowledge to you and in which you gain new insights. In addition to the most common teaching-learning formats (lecture and seminar), we will also look at the opportunities and challenges of everything you develop in exchange with fellow students, e.g. in presentations or discussions.

3rd session: Relationships and communication

Am I allowed to call my lecturer by her first name? Who do I turn to when I have questions? And why does my fellow student approach the joint presentation so differently?

In the last session, we get to the heart of interpersonal relationships - their enriching aspects and their challenges. In contact with professors, lecturers, administrative staff and fellow students, it is quick to lose sight. Together we explore what is expected of me on a social level and how I can stay true to myself in the process.

dates:

  • 3.11.2021, 19:30-21:30
  • 10.11.2021 19:30-21:00
  • 24.11.2021 19:30-21:00

speaker of the workshop: Julia Kolbinger

registration:

  • please register directly by e-mail: voucher@service.uni-freiburg.de
  • your registration is binding and must be sent to us by 22.10.2021 at the latest
  • please note: The course will only take place if the minimum number of participants of 8 students is reached. The maximum number of participants is 15. Acceptance of participation is given on the basis of first-come-first serve.
  • if you need to cancel the course, then this is only possible until 25.10.2021.
  • otherwise you will have to pay for the course and we will charge you € 160.

payment of the course fee:

  • participation in the workshop is free of charge for international fee-paying students.

certificate:

  • Attend at least 70% of the course. At the end of the course you will receive a confirmation of participation.

feedback academic integration SoSe2021

Social Integration and Intercultural Skills

Dealing with diversity in intercultural contexts

The aim of the workshop “Dealing with diversity in intercultural contexts” is to reflect on how we deal with diversity and to develop new skills for intercultural contexts.

Topics are:

  • unconscious bias: what influences our way of feeling, thinking and acting?
  • interrelation between bias and culture
  • strategies against stereotypes and prejudices
  • own and foreign values and ways of acting
  • cultural differences seen on concrete examples and communication situations
  • reflection on own intercultural experiences
  • developing strategies for diversity contexts based on an appreciative attitude

We learn from and with one another, with a little theory and, above all, with practical examples and experiences. The aim of the training is also to bring the participants into contact and to work with their own questions and examples.

Methods: presentation, case studies, group work (in breakout rooms), videos, exchange and discussion

dates:

  • Saturday, 15.01.22 from 9:30-15:30 (including breaks)
  • individual coaching sessions for specific issues in the week from 17.-21.01.22

speaker of the workshop: Carolin Nagy

registration:

  • please register directly by e-mail: voucher@service.uni-freiburg.de
  • your registration is binding and must be sent to us by 01.12.2021 at the latest
  • please note: The course will only take place if the minimum number of participants of 8 students is reached. The maximum number of participants is 15. Acceptance of participation is given on the basis of first-come-first serve.
  • if you need to cancel the course, then this is only possible until 15.12.2021.
  • otherwise you will have to pay for the course and we will charge you € 160.

payment of the course fee:

  • participation in the workshop is free of charge for international fee-paying students.

certificate:

  • Attend at least 70% of the course. At the end of the course you will receive a confirmation of participation.

feedback social integration Sose21

Training and Job Skills

Application Training and Job Skills Workshop

The workshop includes 4 modules:

  1. application basics, optimizing application documents (resume, cover letter and video application)
    attractive documents increase interview invitations
  1. access to the hidden job market
    studies show that 2/3 of all jobs are never published: Various methods can be used to gain access to the hidden job market and increase the number of invitations tremendously
  1. body language in the job interview
    the recruiter's decision for or against a candidate depends 80% on the candidate's body language. Candidates who are trained in body language can significantly increase their success rate in the interview
  1. psychology in the interview
    those who know the key variables of the psychological side of the application process will keep their nervousness under control and be able to convince recruiters of their worth with a professional appearance

Each module includes a video with introductory input on the topic and a transfer task to prepare for the 90-minute online seminar. In the latter, open questions are clarified and the topic is deepened according to the needs of the participants.
For this purpose, a short get-to-know-you interview is held with each participant before the first seminar and they receive individual feedback on their CV between the first and the second seminar.

Each module includes a video with introductory input on the topic and a transfer task to prepare for the 90-minute online seminar. In this seminar open questions are clarified and the topic is deepened according to the needs of the participants.

In addition, a short introductory meeting is held with each participant before the first seminar and he / she receives individual feedback on his / her CV between the first and the second seminar.

During the event there is an accompanying, supervised and interactive board on the Internet, which provides additional information on the topics of careers, the German job market, salary and other application topics. It is also planned to hold a question and answer session in one of the online seminars with HR professionals and managers from practice.

dates:

  • 02.11.21
  • 16.11.21
  • 30.11.21
  • 14.12.21

In each case from 18:30-20:00 o'clock

speaker of the workshop: Christian A. Bernhardt

registration:

  • please register directly by e-mail: voucher@service.uni-freiburg.de
  • your registration is binding and must be sent to us by 22.10.2021 at the latest
  • please note: The course will only take place if the minimum number of participants of 25 students is reached. The maximum number of participants is 50. Acceptance of participation is given on the basis of first-come-first serve.
  • if you need to cancel the course, then this is only possible until 25.10.2021.
  • otherwise you will have to pay for the course and we will charge you € 160.

 payment of the course fee:

  • participation in the workshop is free of charge for international fee-paying students.

certificate:

  • Attend at least 70% of the course. At the end of the course you will receive a confirmation of participation.

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Feedback job application SoSe21

 

Language courses for international students

Important information for all international students who have paid tuition fees (1.500 €):

The allotment of free spaces in German, English and French language courses has been used up. This means there are no more spaces available free of charge for the Winter Semester 2021 /22.

If you are stll interested in participating in a course listed on the SLI homepage, you will need to pay a fee of 80€ (2 SWS) or 160€ (4 SWS). This fee will not be reimbursed. Please direct any questions you may have before booking your course to the appropriate director of studies of the language you are interested in.

How do I register for the SLI language courses?

  • Please select the course you like to attend from the course overview.
  • Please fill out the registration form for the SLI language course. Do not register in HISinOne.
  • The desired course must be submitted by October 15, 2021.
  • We check whether you are eligible and then forward the data given in the registration form to the SLI.
  • Acceptance and confirmation for participation in the language course is directly made by the SLI on a first-come-first serve basis.
  • Registration for the language courses is binding. After receiving the booking confirmation, you have one week to cancel your registration in writing to info@sli.uni-freiburg.de.

German


Please fill out the registration form for the SLI language course. Do not register in HISinOne.

Infolink WHS Entry level Period Day Time Self-classification Classification/counselling by:
Morning class 4 0 to A2 26.10.2021 - 10.02.2022 Tue & Thu 08:30 - 10:00

The SLI will allocate courses to the morning and evening language courses after registration. All course participants receive a link to a placement test in good time before the course begins.


If you have any questions regarding classification, please contact Mr Overmann directly.


Hans Overmann



Phone +49 (0)761 203 5470
Evening class (Mo & Wed) 4 All levels 25.10.2021 - 09.02.2022 Mo & Wed 18:30 - 20:00
Evening class (Di & Do) 4 All levels 26.10.2021 - 10.02.2022 Tue & Thu 18:30 - 20:00
Actively experience phonetics and grammar  2 A2/B1 26.10.2021 - 08.02.2022 Tue 10:15 - 11:45
Grammar for advanced learners  2 B2/C1 26.10.2021 - 08.02.2022 Tue 10:15 - 11:45
Communication training 2 from B1 29.10.2021 - 11.02.2021  Fr 10:15 - 11:45
Academic writing 2 from B2 28.10.2021 - 10.02.2022 Thu 16:15 - 17:45
German for foreign lawyers  2 from B2 28.10.2021 - 10.02.2022 Tue 20:00 - 21.30

English


Please fill out the registration form for the SLI language course. Do not register in HISinOne.

Infolink WHS Entry level Period Day Time Self-classification Classification/counselling by:
Intermediate I  2 A2 26.10.2021 - 08.02.2022 Tue 16:15 - 17:45 placement test


 Phone +49 (0)761 203-3224

Intermediate II  2 B1.1 26.10.2021 - 08.02.2022 Tue 18:15 - 19:45 placement test
Upper Intermediate I  2 B1.2 27.10.2021 - 09.02.2022 Wed 10:15 - 11:45 placement test
Upper Intermediate II 2 B2.1 27.10.2021 - 09.02.2022 Wed 10:15 - 11:45 placement test
Advanced I 2 B2.2 25.10.2021 - 07.02.2022 Mo 16:15 - 17:45 placement test
Advanced II 2 C1.1 27.10.2021 - 09.02.2022 Wed 16:30 - 18:00 placement test
Advanced speaking and writing  2 C1 25.10.2021 - 07.02.2022 Mo 14:15 - 15:45 placement test
Presenting in English 2 B2 25.10.2021 - 07.02.2022 Mo 18:15 - 19:45 placement test
IELTS_a 1 B2/C1 27.10.2021 - 08.12.2022 Wed 18:15 - 19:45   placement test
IELTS_b 1 B2/C1 15.12.2021 - 09.02.2022 Wed 18:15 - 19:45 placement test

French


Please fill out the registration form for the SLI language course. Do not register in HISinOne.

Infolink WHS Entry level Period Day Time Self-classification Classification/counselling by:
French Ia 2 A0 27.10.2021 - 09.02.2022 Wed 16:15 - 17:45 No prior knowledge required Rosanna Pedretti

Phone +49 (0)761 203 3273
French Ib 2 26.10.2021 - 08.02.2022 Tue 16:00 - 17:30
French I_kompakt  2 26.10.2021 - 07.12.2021 Tue & Thu 18:00 - 19:30
French IIa 2 A1.1 27.10.2021 - 09.02.2022 Wed 14:15 - 15:45 placement test A1
French IIb 2 25.10.2021 - 07.02.2022 Mo 16:00 - 17:30 placement test A1
French II_kompakt  2 09.12.2021 - 10.02.2022 Tue & Thu 18:00 - 19:30 placement test A1
French III  2 A1 25.10.2021 - 07.02.2022 Mo 14:00 - 15:30 placement test A1
French IV  2 A2.1 27.10.2021 - 09.02.2022 Wed 18:00 - 19:30 placement test A2
French V  2 A2 26.10.2021 - 08.02.2022 Tue 18:00 - 19:30 placement test A2
French VI  2 B1.1 28.10.2021 - 10.02.2022  Thu 16:00 - 17:30 placement test B1
French VII  2 B1 27.10.2021 - 09.02.2022 Wed 14:30 - 16:00 placement test B1
French VIII  2 B2.1 27.10.2021 - 09.02.2022 Wed 16:00 - 17:30 placement test B2
French IX 2 B2 25.10.2021 - 07.02.2022 Mo 12:00 - 13:30 placement test B2
French X  2 C1.1 27.10.2021 - 09.02.2022 Wed 18:00 - 19:30 placement test B2 
French conversation  2 from B2 28.10.2021 - 10.02.2022  Thu 14:15 - 15:45 placement test B2