Se­mes­ter Fee

Fee winter semester 2021:

292,53 €

The semester fee should be paid upon registration and subsequently as part of re-registration prior to each semester.

The total amount of the semester fee consists of contributions to various institutions cooperating with the University of Kassel (see below).

If you do not pay the semester fee in time you have to additionally pay a overdue fine of 30,00 Euro.

First pay­ment

During the enrolment you will receive information how and when to pay the semester fee.


The semester fee is due as part of the re-registration prior to each semester.

Re-registration: Read More

Com­po­si­ti­on of the se­mes­ter fee

1. Studierendenwerk        80,00 €
2. Administration Fee
The administration fee does not apply to exchange students. 
        50,00 €
3. AStA - Student Council (-2,40 €)   10,00 €

3.1 Semesterticket (+0,28 €)
The amount is distributed to the following transport associations:
NVV 129,94 € , RMV 10,89€, VPH 1,44 €, NWL 3,42 €.

 145,69 €
3.2 Hardship Fund (+0,35 €)     0,75 €
3.3 "Notfonds"0,50€
3.4 Bicycle Rental System (Nextbike)     1,50 €
3.5  "Kulturticket"   4,09 €

Total Required Fee

292,53 €

the change from the previous semester in brackets

Ma­nage­ment School der Universität Kassel (UNI­KIMS)

For students of the Management School of the University of Kassel (UNIKIMS) the semester fee is € 141,25. This group does not have to pay for the semester ticket, the bicycle rental system and the Kulturticket. Students of the course of studies REMENA are excluded from this regulation.

Bank tran­s­­fer

Please transfer the semester fees to the University of Kassel’s account at Kasseler Sparkasse, quoting the following transfer details:

IBAN code: DE98 5205 0353 0002 1984 28
Kasseler Sparkasse


Ban­king App

If you use a banking app on your smartphone, you can use it to scan this barcode. The recipient, IBAN and amount will then be filled in automatically. Nevertheless, please make sure to include your matriculation number and your name in the intended purpose.

What is fi­nan­ced with the se­mes­ter fee?

The Kassel Studierendenwerk (Student Services) provides a range of support services for the students of the University of Kassel. The Studierendenwerk is responsible for processing financial aid applications in accordance with the Federal Training Assistance Act (Bafög) as well as for applications related to student accident insurance programmes. Furthermore, the Studierendenwerk is responsible for running students canteens and cafeterias, for constructing and operating student housing , as well as for providing private accommodation. In terms of social services, the Studierendenwerk offers universal, psychological and legal counseling services. 

For further information see the Studierendenwerk's website.

The administration fee covers a range of general services, including enrolment, leave of absence, re-registration, deregistration, student advising, internship placement, and international student services.  The fee is regulated according to § 56 of the Hessian Higher Education Act, which can be viewed on the Rechtsgrundlagen (Legal Affairs) page. 


According to the Hessian Higher Education Act, university students form a student body which constitutes a legal entity under public law and collects contributions from its members.  The “Allgemeine Studierendenausschuss” (AStA) is the executive agency of this student body.

The semester ticket allows students (with the exception of students of the International Sustainable Agriculture Master programme) the free use of buses, trams and trains in the area of the North Hessian Transport Association (NVV – “Nordhessischen Verkehrsverbundes”).  Transportation is also free on certain routes outside the NVV area (for example, to Eisenach, Paderborn, Göttingen, and Fulda).  The semester ticket can be used during the semester as well as semester breaks.  Obligation to pay the semester contribution is the result of a contractual agreement between AStA and the relevant transport associations.  Any questions in this regard should be directed to the AStA at 0561/804-2886.

Students with free travel authorization due to severe disability may be exempt from the payment of the semester ticket contribution (this must be arranged with the AStA).

Further information on the semester ticket as well as detailed information on transportation within the authorized coverage area(s) can be found on the website of the AStA or at the relevant transport associations.

The Hardship Fund serves to fund reimbursements as well as the work of the university’s hardship office. 

  • For further information on the “Kulturticket”, please contact the ASTA

Payment fines are applicable only in cases of late re-registration.  The semester fee is considered late if the payment is not made or not made in full within the registration period. The calculation of the payment fine amounting to € 30 is set by the Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts which can be found here: Rechtsgrundlagen (Legal Affairs).