Students are advised to clarify directly with the universities / university of applied science to clear this issue while submitting applications.
Some exceptions include:
- International students of a partner university (MoU) need not pay the tuition fee if it is part of the Double Degree program
- International students who do not need ECTS points while doing their short term stay or research stay during Masters/PhD also do not need to pay tuition fees
- Students coming as exchange students who come as semester abroad program can study for 2 semesters without tuition fees
Disclaimer: In case of dispute between the English and German version, the German version is the final legal version.