Tuition Fees for Second Degree Students

Since the 2017/2018 fall semester, students pursuing a second degree are obliged to pay a tuition fee of EUR 650 per semester. The fee is to be transferred to the university's bank account in addition to the semester fee.

You are obliged to pay tuition fees for a second degree if you

  • take up studies in a second or further bachelor’s program or
  • take up studies in a second or further consecutive master's program

and acquired your first higher education degree in Germany.

  • In which cases are you not obliged to pay tuition fees for a second degree?

    You do not have to pay the tuition fee for a second degree if

    • you complete your bachelor’s program and take up a master’s program afterwards.
    • you change subjects within your degree program or change programs without completing the first program.
    • you completed your first degree abroad.
    • you are already paying the tuition fee for international students.
    • you are studying an extension subject within a teacher education program.
    • you are a doctoral student.
    • you enroll in a program that is considered a continuing education program. The fees charged for the programs “Master of Comparative Business Law” and “Mannheim Master of Accounting and Taxation” are specified in the respective statutes. 
    • you were already enrolled in a degree program at the University of Mannheim before the act came into effect (spring semester 2017).
  • Exemption and reimbursement

    In the following cases, it is possible to be exempted from the obligation to pay tuition fees:

    If you disenroll within one month after the lecture period has started, we can reimburse you for any fees you have already paid upon request.

  • Tuition fees applicable to parallel studies

    In case you are enrolled in two or more degree programs at one or several higher education institutions in Baden-Württemberg at the same time, you will be obliged to pay tuition fees starting from the semester following the completion of your first degree (according to the date indicated on the degree certificate). You will receive an individual notification of fees in this case.

  • Duty to cooperate

    All students and applicants are obliged to share any personal data the university requires in order to charge fees or grant exceptions, exemptions or reductions. They are also obliged to submit all required documents at the latest when enrolling or re-registering.

  • Legal basis for charging fees

For more information on tuition fees, please visit the website of the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg.


Susanne Aydou

Susanne Aydou

Bursar's office; semester fees and tuition fees for a second degree
University of Mannheim
Division II – Student Affairs
L 1, 1 – Room 125
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181–1260
Fax: +49 621 181–1187
E-mail: semesterbeitraege
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