Cost Of Study and Living In Germany, Poland and Austria

Before you embark on your study abroad journey, it is important that you sit down and calculate the cost that will be involved in your traveling. This cost will vary based on factors like where you choose to study, the program and the tuition fees. For instance, the cost of pursuing a medical program in Russia will not be the same with USA, Canada or Australia. The last three countries will be more expensive. Hence the need for you consider your budget before you make any travel plans. In today’s article, I will be talking about the cost of studying and living in Germany, Poland and Austria.

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Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank. Germany shares boundary with nine European countries, second only to Russia: Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the east, Switzerland (its only non-EU neighbor) and Austria in the south, France in the southwest and Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in the west.

Cost of studying and living in Germany

The cost of studying in Germany will depend on which institution you are attending. Public universities are tuition free, and students are exempted from paying tuition fees, whereas private universities impose tuition fees which ranges from 4000 Euro to 15000 Euro depending on the study program. For cost of living, a student needs about 600 Euro per month to cover expenses like, feeding, accommodation, transportation, buying of books etc.


Poland is an eastern European country on the Baltic Sea known for its medieval architecture and Jewish heritage. Warsaw, the capital, has shopping and nightlife, plus the Warsaw Uprising Museum, honoring the city’s WWII-era resistance to German occupation. In the city of Kraków, 14th-century Wawel Castle rises above the medieval old town, home to Cloth Hall, a Renaissance trading post in Rynek Glówny (market square). Poland borders with Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and Lithuania and the Russian province of Kaliningrad Oblast to the northeast. To the north, Poland is bordered by the Baltic Sea.

Cost of studying and living in Poland

Tuition fees in Polish universities is quite low and affordable. So if you are looking for a country where the tuition fees is affordable, then think Poland. For study programs in the fields of Engineering, Sciences, Arts, universities charge 2000 Euro to 4000 Euro per year and about 10,000 to 15,000 Euro for medicine.

Cost of living too is on the low side, usually ranging from  300 to 500 Euro per month to cover expenses like food, accommodation, books, transportation etc.


Austria is a German-speaking country in Central Europe, characterized by mountain villages, baroque architecture, Imperial history and rugged Alpine terrain. Vienna, its Danube River capital, is home to the Schönbrunn and Hofburg palaces. It has counted Mozart, Strauss and Freud among its residents. The country’s other notable regions include the northern Bohemian Forest, Traunsee Lake and eastern hillside vineyards. Austria borders country like Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

Cost of studying and living in Austria

Universities in Austria charge very low tuition fees. It usually range from 1500  to 4000 Euro per year for all study programs. Cost of living is a little bit on the high side as you may have to budget about 700 to 800 Euro per month. This is because, the cost of housing in Austria is high. The cost of renting an apartment range from 300 to 500 Euro per month depending on the type.

These are the cost associated with studying and living in Germany, Poland and Austria. You might have to contact their universities to get a program specific tuition fees so you know how much to budget for your studies. If you have any question feel free to ask by using the comment box below.