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Living expenses


Living in Germany is probably a lot cheaper than you expect it to be. One of the rather fundamental invoice items will be the rent for your accommodation. But since there are nearly no tuition fees at German universities this will be easy to compensate.
The next point on your list of costs will probably be food and beverages. There are many super markets in Germany in which a vast variety of products is available and with regard to eating and drinking, there is nearly nothing you can imagine that cannot be found there. Depending on your funds you can choose between different kinds of supermarkets and grocer's shops. If you are hungry but do not want to cook, you have a lot of restaurants of different kinds and nationalities you can choose from. Of course, that will be more expensive than cooking at home.
Since there are many shopping possibilities in most German cities you do not need to worry about where to buy your clothes or learning material either. You just need to consider that getting to a place will cost some money as you will not always be able to walk. But public transportation, especially in the smaller and middle cities, is available for a very reasonable price. Sometimes the student ID can be used as a ticket for public transportation if you pay a reduced amount of money directly to the university.
In general, you should reckon on some costs for the case you need to go to the doctor's.
For staying in contact with the friends you will make in Germany and with your family in Jordan you will need a telephone and internet. There are different providers in Germany for these, as well as for TV. The best solution will be to ask your fellow students and friends about this. If you will live in a shared flat there might also be the possibility to share these invoice items.

Photo: Daad / Hagenguth
Photo: Daad / Hagenguth

 
As you will not always be at the university or studying at home there might also be some costs regarding recreation, cultural activities and sport.

So in total one month of living and studying in Germany should not cost you more than about 800 Euro. You can have a look here to inquire if there are any suitable funding options for you.

More information about living expenses can be found here.


 

                                           

Leisure time

Photo: Hagenguth / Daad
Photo: Hagenguth / Daad
Talking about free time during your studies, you will enjoy a great offer of possibilities. Universities usually have a special section for sport classes in which every student can take part in. There are also different kinds of clubs in which you can easily get involved. But those offers, of course, also exist outside the university.
And there are many other things to discover. Cities of a certain size have cinemas and theaters. You can visit concerts, festivals or one of the many fairs that take place on a regular basis in Germany. Or you can just sit together with your friends in an ice cream parlor or café.
Since Germany is famous for its diverse and beautiful landscapes you can also just go out into the nature and enjoy it while swimming in the sea or hiking through the mountains.
If you like travelling, Germany is the perfect starting point as it borders on 9 countries and you can visit many European countries when you have a visa for Germany.

Thus you will not only get an excellent education in Germany but you will also experience the German hospitality and discover great possibilities for enjoying live!

Read more about leisure time in Germany here and find some inspiration here.