Costs and Financing

Before commencing a degree at the German Sport University, all applicants must ensure and be able to prove that they have sufficient funds to cover the costs of the whole degree course. Currently non-EU full-time students have to provide proof of 10.000 Euro annually on their blocked bank account.

Proof of financial means

If you want to apply for a degree at the German Sport University, you have to attest that you have sufficient financial means to pay for your studies.

Semester fee

The semester fee (approx. € 300 per semester) must be paid by all students, it is part of the enrollment process. The amount contributes to the cost of the facilities provided by the Studentenwerk (student’s union) and the AStA (general students’ council). The Studentenwerk is responsible for the provision and organization of student accommodation and catering, childcare facilities and social and legal advice. The general student’s council represents the students’ interests. The NRW travel ticket (free travel on municipal transport in Cologne and the surrounding area) is also included in the semester fee.

Semester dates

                                                                    Winter semester 2022/2023           Summer semester 2023

Beginn and end of the semester

01.10.2022 - 31.03.2023

01.04.2023 - 30.09.2023

Lecture period

10.10.2022 - 03.02.2023

03.04.2023 - 14.07.2023

Freshmen reception  

to be announced                                   

to be announced


01.11.2022 (All Saint´s Day)

23.12.2022 - 07.01.2023
(Christmas holidays)

07.04.2023 (Good Friday)

10.04.2023 (Easter Monday)

18.05.2023 (Ascension Day)

29.05.2023 (Whitsun Monday)

08.06.2023 (Chorpus Christi)

Living costs

Every three years the German student services organization analyses the economic and social situation of students. The results are published together with the cost of living which varies greatly from federal state to federal state. At present the average living costs for students at the GSU including rent amounts to approximately € 850 per month. 

Living in Cologne

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