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FAQ: Financial Aid

How high are the tuition fees at CBS?

The tuition fees in the full-time programs range between 4,650€ and 5,310€ per semester (EU). You can find the exact prices in this overview.

Why are there tuition fees at CBS?

Are you wondering why you have to pay tuition fees at CBS, but not at many other universities in Germany? CBS is a private, state-recognized university of applied sciences for management programmes. This means that it is not supported by state funds, but is privately financed. In Germany, unlike in the Anglo-Saxon and North American regions, there is no tradition of privately financed educational institutions. But even in this country, there are now many who would like to see a pluralistic educational landscape. This way, everyone can find the study program he or she would like to have!

What are the funding options?

You can benefit from all state subsidies at CBS. You can also have your tuition fees completely financed via the CBS Education Fund. You can read about the options for financing your studies here or find out more in a detailed advisory session.

Can I also pay off the tuition fees in instalments?

Yes. CBS tuition fees can be paid by semester, quarterly, annually or completely in advance.

What are the costs of studying?

There are various costs that arise during a course of study. First of all, the general cost of living for rent, food or clothing must be financed. In addition, there are registration fees and semester contributions that must be paid upon enrollment. As a private university of applied sciences, CBS also charges tuition fees, which vary depending on the programme. We have listed an overview of the costs for CBS students for you here.

Can I cancel the semester ticket?

As a full-time student, you cannot cancel your semester ticket. Special regulations apply to our part-time students, which our Students Office will be happy to explain to you.

Can I also apply for BAföG when studying at the CBS?

Yes, you can. If you are entitled to BAföG, you can apply for BAföG through the „Kölner Studierendenwerk“. This also applies to the campuses in Mainz and Potsdam.

What is BAföG?

BAföG is the abbreviation for Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz. BAföG enables all students to study, regardless of their parents' income. It plays an elementary role as an additional source of finance, especially when students cannot earn enough money through student activities during their studies or are planning an expensive semester abroad.

How can I apply for a CBS scholarship?

Bachelor's, Master's and MBA students who have successfully completed the selection process at CBS and would like to start their first semester at CBS. The programme is open to both national and international EU/EWR students. It is irrelevant whether you would like to study full-time or part-time.