The minimum living costs are 735 EUR per month. This includes rent and health insurance.
Meals: a meal at the university restaurant (“Mensa”) costs ca. 4 EUR.
Student Service Fee: Although exchange students are exempt from paying tuition, every student enrolled at UR needs to pay the so-called “semester fee” or “student services fee”.
This fee is approximately 145 Euro. This fee includes a semester ticket for public transport in Regensburg (UR student ID card serves as a bus ticket for local buses).
German Broadcast Fee: On January 1, 2013 Germany introduced the “Rundfunkbeitrag”. This is a broadcast fee that all residents of Germany who have their own room have to pay, regardless of whether they use their TV/radio/internet or not. The amount is currently EUR 17,50 per month. This fee is mandatory.
Computer Access: All exchange students receive their own UR computer account and login information upon arrival. The internet can be accessed via WiFi throughout our campus after a short registration of the students’ computer. The up and download volume on campus is unlimited.
Most student residences provide internet access. However, they might charge an extra fee on top of the monthly rent.
All students need to prove adequate health insurance to UR (once in Regensburg). Additionally non-EU citizens need to prove adequate insurance to the embassy/consulate when applying for a visa and to the Foreigners’ Registration Office in Regensburg.
Students from EU-countries that have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) do not need to obtain any additional health insurance or proof of health insurance.
Students from Turkey should bring an “AT11” confirmation and are urgently advised to take out additional Turkish private insurance to top up what is covered via the “AT11”
All other students need to buy either the German statutory health insurance for students or a private German health insurance, or need to bring health insurance that is accepted by the local Foreigners Registration Office.
In order to be accepted, there must not be any maximum on the coverage. Co-payments are acceptable but the rest has to be covered by the insurance to 100%. Insurances also need to cover
medical and dental treatment, prescription medication, bandages and other materials necessary in aiding recovery, treatment in a hospital, medical treatment with regard to rehabilitation (physical therapy), and treatment for pregnancy and birth.
Some private health insurances that may be accepted by the embassy or consulate for a 90 day period, do not necessarily have to be accepted by the Foreigners Registration Office in Regensburg for a semester or year-long stay. Students who are in doubt, should contact International.email@example.com and attach details of the insurance plan (in English or German), before taking out private health insurance.