Semester fee

The state of Berlin currently does not charge any tuition fees for studying on Bachelor’s or consecutive Master's degree programmes. The universities do however charge a semester fee, made up of a contribution to the Studierendenwerk Berlin (German National Association for Student Affairs), the Student Council, the university administration and to cover the costs of the semester ticket, a travel pass which entitles its holder to travel on public transport.

This fee is payable every semester. The fee and its components are subject to adjustment, please keep up-to-date with relevant developments.

Summer semester 2022

Full-time study
Part-time study
Individual part-time study
Enrolment / re-enrolment fee
50,00 €
50,00 €
50,00 €
Contribution to the Studierendenwerk (German National Association for Student Affairs)
54,09 €
54,09 €
54,09 €
Contribution to the student representative body
2,00 €
2,00 €
2,00 €
Semester ticket (including administration fee)
197,80 €
197,80 €
303,89 €
106,09 €
303,89 €
With late payment fee (19.94 Euros)
323,83 €
126,03 €
323,83 €

Explanation of the components of the fee

  1. Re-enrolment fee
    This is to be paid every semester. Students studying through a programme (e.g. Erasmus students in Berlin for a year) are not required to pay the re-enrolment fee.
  2. Contribution to the student representative body
    All HWR Berlin students are automatically members of the student representative body and are required to pay this contribution.
  3. Contribution to the Studierendenwerk Berlin (German National Association for Student Affairs)
    The Studierendenwerk Berlin runs the student dining halls and cafes at the Berlin universities. It also provides student halls of residence and advice centres.
  4. Semester ticket
    The semester ticket is a season ticket for public transport which is valid for the duration of a semester. The cost of this ticket is met by payment of the semester fee, which is due automatically upon enrolment and re-enrolment. This fee is not conditional upon use of public transport. The state of Berlin has passed legislation to regulate the working of the semester ticket.
    For comparison: A conventional monthly season ticket costs 84 Euros and is only valid in Berlin (fare zones AB). Please address all questions about the semester ticket to the semester ticket office.

Recipient: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

Recipient A/C no. 068599000
Sort code: 100 700 00
Bank: Deutsche Bank Berlin
IBAN: DE 50 1007 0000 00 68 599 000

Payment reference: Enrolment number, surname, forename, abbreviation of the degree programme
Customer: Name on payment account

Recipient: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

Bank: Deutsche Bank Privat- und Geschäftskunden AG
IBAN: DE93100700000068599002

Payment reference: personal enrolment number, surname, forename
Customer: Name on payment account

Please note: You must write the letters “HWR” in front of your enrolment number to serve as the payment reference. Otherwise, we will be unable to process your transfer.
If you have transferred the semester fee on time and in full, your confirmation of enrolment, Bafög confirmation and receipt for payment for the new semester will be provided in Finca under “Documents”.

Recipient: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

IBAN: DE66100700000068599003
BIC: DEUTDEBBXX (only for international money transfers)
Bank: Deutsche Bank

Payment reference: HWR + HWR enrolment number
Customer Name on payment account

Please note: All details must be complete, correct and clear. Given errors in the information, especially in the payment reference, it is often difficult to trace the monies paid in.

The semester fee must be transferred to the account specified above by the deadline stated above. Otherwise, we are required to levy a fee for late payment of 19.94 Euros.

Losing your CampusCard

Should you lose your CampusCard (with semester ticket) you can obtain a replacement; this will cost 10.23 Euros. Please come to the Admission and Enrolment Services on the Lichtenberg or Schöneberg Campus during its opening hours and bring your official ID card or an equivalent document.

Department 1,3-5

Office for Applications, Admissions and Enrolment

Office hours:

Mon 14.00–16.00
Wed 10.00–12.00
Thu 14.00–16.00

Due to the admission procedure, BBZI Lichtenberg will be closed from 18.07.2022 to 29.07.2022. There will be no office hours.