After the “budget” from yesterday, seems some people got a little bit confused. So here is a real student budget.
On how the €8000 is calculated here is my theory. On average, as a new student in Germany one will take atleast two semesters before getting a job. Those two semesters account for 12months, in which the student will still be living and consuming so (12×794) = €9528. That is the calculation for the student BEFORE arriving in Germany. For students already enrolled in a German Uni, the requirement is between €3000 and €5000 for a visa extension, considerably lower than for a student who is starting off.
An average student budget in Germany generally looks like this:
- Rent – €298
- Food – €165
- Clothing – €52
- School Stationery – €30
- Transport – €82
- Health Insurance – €66
- Communication (Internet, telephone etc) – €33
- Entertainment – €68
- Total – €794
PS: As a foreign student, you might have to increase the budget for calling, and on top also consider the amount you need to pay for your visa extension (ranges from €80-€100 annually = €6-8 monthly)