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Payment Scheme Options

Frankfurt School offers various options for the payment of tuition fees. In addition to the Standard Payment (= A) and the Payment by Instalments (= B), Frankfurt School is pleased to announce a new Three-step Payment Model (= C) to ensure students do not need to worry about their finances in these uncertain times.

Frankfurt School thus created subsidised financing packages, such as the modified version of the Three-step Payment Model (= C/H), which includes the costs for Uninest Student Residences for the first year.  The rooms in the student accommodation "Urbanum" have a minimum size of 19 sqm and are located in central Frankfurt.

Financing Options table English

More information on the three-step model
  • The respective total price is exclusive of additional costs (RMV-Ticket, Student Council Fee) and exclusive of any discounts and scholarships,
    inclusive of the structural contribution for the study abroad period in the Bachelor of Science.
  • The “Three-Step-Model including first-year-housing (Uninest)” package includes accommodation for August 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022. In this model, no further rental payments need to be made during this period. Nevertheless, a separate contract with Uninest is required, according to which the tenant is responsible for paying a security deposit (deposit) to Uninest. List prices vary according to the apartment category, the smallest category that is regularly allocated is assumed here (EUR 600 per month).
  • For the semester or semesters abroad, the total price only includes the administration fee of EUR 500 per semester. In semesters abroad as part of the Frankfurt School Exchange or ERASMUS, there are additional fees of EUR 2,500 per semester. In the case of semesters abroad outside the Exchange or ERASMUS programme, the respective fees of the universities abroad are also due.
  • If the student is entitled to a reduction in tuition fees (e.g. through a scholarship), this reduction will be taken into account in an adjustment of the final instalment (possibly the last monthly instalments).
  • Frankfurt School offers various financing options for paying the final instalment.
  • Students who have submitted a declaration of support from a Frankfurt School cooperation partner cannot take advantage of the Three-Step-Model.
  • FS students have the option of receiving KfW funding of up to EUR 650 per month.

KfW Student Loan

The KfW Student Loan supports students with at least EUR 100 and up to EUR 650 per month during your degree programme. It requires no collateral and is independent of income or assets.

Students enrolled at a state or state-recognised tertiary institution in Germany in the following categories:

  • German citizens
  • EU citizens who have been lawfully residing in Germany permanently for at least three years
  • So-called educational residents with a primary domestic residence who obtained a German Higher Education Entrance Qualification by graduating from a high school in Germany or a German school abroad.
  • Exception (financial bridging assistance in pandemic emergency): All foreign students in Germany with a registered address in Germany, regardless of their nationality and the duration of their stay in Germany so far.

The application requires a valid student matriculation certificate for the requested start of financing: the certificate must specify the (first) subject, semester and intended degree. You will be able to download your student matriculation from August on.

The term of the KfW Student Loan is divided into three periods (disbursement, grace and repayment period).