The costs of pursuing a Ph.D. in Germany are more expensive than pursuing other types of degrees. A Ph.D. student from outside Germany must pay tuition and living expenses while in Germany. The German government will only allow you to study in Germany provided you have enough money to cover the first year of your studies.
As an international student from outside the European Union, you must have at least €8,640 in your bank account before you may enroll in classes in Germany. This is what an international student in Germany needs to survive for a year, according to estimates from a government agency in charge of international student affairs. This sum is designed to cover the costs of attending college and living on one's own.
It is important to note that the minimum financial requirement in Germany fluctuates when the quality of living in Germany improves.
No modifications will be made to Ph.D. programs in Baden-Wurttemberg due to the reintroduction of tuition fees, as Ph.D. students are exempt from paying any fees. For international Ph.D. students, however, the so-called semester contribution, defined by different universities and runs from €150 to €300, will be required, as it is for all German students.
German living costs are relatively low despite the country's wide socioeconomic disparities. Living expenses are mostly determined by your geographic location and the activities you participate in each day. It is advised that you have about €800 in your bank account each month on average.