What should I expect to pay for living and studying in Lübeck?
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The monthly accommodation rents vary a lot. The following prices are average values from summer 2020. How to find an accommodation is described on the next page.
There are various living options in the dormitory:
There is a high demand for rooms in the dormitories. You should not rely on getting a place there! You can find all options and further information provided by the Studentenwerk here.
Apartments on the free market start at about 450 € "warm", which means the price includes rent, heating and water. A room in a shared flat starts at approx. 350 € warm.
In the student dormitory as well as on the free market you must make a deposit. For the dormitory you have to pay 300 € to the Studentenwerk. On the free market you have to expect to pay more (usually 2 months' rent). When you leave, you will get the deposit back, as long as the rented property is left in a good condition.
An average weekly purchase (groceries, drugstore articles) for one person amounts to about 50 €. A warm meal at the Mensa will cost you about 2.75 €.
In Germany, there is an obligation to pay a monthly broadcasting fee (Rundfunkbeitrag = licence fee, slang: GEZ) of 17.50 € per apartment to the Beitragsservice. If you live in a shared flat, you can split the licence fee. We provide some more information here.
It is compulsory to be insured by a German health insurance company. This amounts to approximately 110 € per month. We provided further information on this page.
TH Lübeck does not charge any tuition fees, but rather a semester fee of currently €270.50.
This includes a ticket for public transport, which is valid throughout Schleswig-Holstein and for the HVV in Hamburg (tariff zone AB).