Semester Fee

In order to continue studying at the University of Stuttgart, you must re-register in good time. For the next term, this means that you normally have to transfer the semester fee of €164 to the university. You can find the exact details on C@mpus under “My tuition fees”. International students and students studying for a second degree have to pay the tuition fee. The semester fee is made up of various fees, which we would like to explain to you here in order of the proportion of the semester fee.

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Studierendenwerk fee: 86,50 € – approx. 52.7 %

The Studierendenwerk Stuttgart is responsible for the refectories and cafeterias, among other things. Students can get cheaper prices there by showing their student ID. Many halls of residence are also run by the Studierendenwerk. They offer low-cost housing for students, which is an advantage, especially in view of the usual rent prices in Stuttgart. The Studierendenwerk also offers other services for students. One example is psychological counselling, but you can also get support with your BAföG application. You can find out more about the Studierendenwerk and its services on the website (

In the 2014/2015 winter semester, the Studierendenwerk fee was €37.20. Since then, it has been increased several times. It has been increased several times since then. In the winter semester 2020/2021, it was €74. Since a couple of terms the fee has been 86,50€.

Administrative fee: 70 € – approx. 42.5 %

Exempt from the administrative fee are:

“Foreign students who are enrolled at the University of Stuttgart due to a university partnership (incl. Erasmus programme); second enrollees who have paid the administrative fee at their first university (e.g. art academy, music academy). It is necessary to submit a certificate of enrolment from the first university by the time of enrolment/registration. Only then can the enrolment/re-registration at the University of Stuttgart be carried out” (source:, as of 19.01.2022).

Student Council / stuvus fee: 7,5 € – approx. 4.6 %

With your stuvus fee, you finance many projects at the university. Examples of these are the RegioRad stations, the StudiKalender, and the first semester introductions. Your fees are used to improve life at the university and offer added value. By the way, we plan big events like the CampusBeach and the freshman party UNO so that they cover their costs. In short: the income should balance the expenses.

Every year (usually in January or February), the student parliament discusses the budget for the coming financial year. This always begins on 1 April and ends on 31 March. The budget is a budget plan, whereby the expenditures must then be applied for and approved individually. The budget must be passed by the student parliament – the elected members of the student parliament have voting rights here. You can vote for them once a year (usually in summer) and you can also stand for election yourself. Of course, you can also participate in discussions and express your opinion without voting rights! You can also submit a propsal (e.g. to change the stuvus fee) to the StuPa.

You can find the old budgets at If you are interested in the exact expenses of the stuvus, you can look at them in our expense overview list (HÜL).

At the beginning (2013), the stuvus fee was €9. We were then able to reduce the fee to €7, then to €5. It stayed that way for four years. All the efforts of the last few years to organise more projects, to offer students even more value and to actively involve more subject groups have led to stuvus growing continuously. In the end, this also resulted in continuously increasing expenses, which is why the reserves should also correspond to this level. For this reason, a fee of 10 € was finally set in the 65th session of the student parliament. This fee is calculated in such a way that there is sufficient security. The premise was that the new fee of €10 would also remain current over a long period of time. Further increases in the coming semesters are therefore not to be expected.

In the 110th session of the student parliament, a reduction of the fee from €10 to €7,50, was agreed. This will be in effect from the summer term 2024.