How to Cover Expenses

What You Need to Know Before Applying to the REMENA Master Program

The costs to be covered for the whole program by each student are

  • ~ 14,000 Euro living costs

  • 10,000 Euro tuition fees.

In case you cannot cover the full costs of at least 24,000 € resulting from the list above you may apply for a partial funding of tuition fees (see below) or find individual scholarship opportunities at the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Possible Ways to Cover the Required Expenses

The complete expenses of the program (including accomodation, service fees, food, health insurance, public transport etc.) for four semesters amount to about 24,000 Euro at least. Clearly, the exact sum depends on the individual way of living, price levels etc.

It is important that you are able to cover these expenses. German foreign authorities do not grant student visa without proof of sufficient financial means. The proof may be provided by ONE of the following:

  • disclosure of parents income and assets or

  • a binding declaration of the parents to the German consular representative or the corresponding office that they will pay the expenses of the student or

  • the placement of a deposit in a frozen bank account in Germany or

  • a proof of a scholarship or

  • the annually renewed placement of a bank letter of guarantee with a bank in Germany.

Furthermore, you must show evidence that you have a health insurance to cover corresponding expenses in Germany.

REMENA studies are very intensive, we strongly advise you NOT to take any jobs during the program. There is, however, a way to earn money, namely by finding a job as a so-called studying assistant in a lab where you typically work in a field related to projects within the REMENA Master program. In principle, it is also possible to find work outside the university. With student visa you are permitted to work 120 full days or 240 half-days per year.

What You Need to Do With Respect to the Application Procedure for the REMENA Master Program

If you can cover expenses and have applied via uni-assist please send an email to

remena@uni-kassel.de

with the subject:

"REMENA: uni-assist application no.: ..."

and the following text (make sure to use the same e-mail address as in your uni-assist account):

  • I am able to carry the full costs of the program of about 24,000 Euro = 10,000 Euro (tuition fees) + 14,000 Euro (living costs).

Upon receipt of the aforementioned email, you will be informed about the final decision of the REMENA admission board.