Scholarships & Finances

Scholarships & Finances

This page is designed to give you more information on the tuition fees, available scholarships, and educational grants.

Germany often has a reputation for being a somewhat cheap place to study. This is mainly because of the very low tuition fees compared to most other popular study destinations. However, this is not the full story and before you apply for MAP you should consider very carefully the financial costs of carrying out a Master’s programme in Germany. In addition to general fixed expenses such as living costs or study materials, foreign students have to face costs for travel, fees for visa applications and translations and so on. There are various websites which give information for prospective students regarding the cost of studying in Germany. E.g. the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) or the website Studying in Germany give a good overview. Furthermore, you should ask any friends or former colleagues who are studying here about what costs you can expect to face.

Since Winter Semester 2013/14, tuition fees have been abolished in the Free State of Bavaria. Consequently, the only fees to pay amount to a 118 Euros per semester contribution to the student union. All university facilities can be used by students free of charge. Exams and administrative procedures are free of charge as well. Language courses, special events (excursions) and university leisure facilities may incur a charge.

A very limited number of scholarships are awarded by the MAP programme for the duration of one year on a competitive basis with regards to several different criteria such as study performance and need. If you would like to apply for one of the scholarships, please indicate this on your personal electronic application form. In addition, you need to write a short motivation letter, elaborating why you apply for the scholarship. The application deadline for the MAP scholarship is 31 March.


Since we are not able to fund all our students and since the competition is fierce, we highly recommend that you also look for other external funding possibilities. Amongst others, the scholarship database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a broad variety of information regarding this matter. In addition, the scholarship programme BAYHOST offers one-year scholarships sponsored by the Free State of Bavaria for prospective students from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Ukraine. Prospective MAP students from these countries starting in autumn 2020 can apply for BAYHOST scholarships until 1st December 2019.

Students can apply for support in order to attend external events (language classes, workshops, conferences etc.) which supplement the programme’s academic and professional training programme.