The given expense estimates are subject to change. Personal expenses are completely dependent upon the individual. TTU provides high-end estimates using information provided by the program, and costs will vary according to individual spending habits.

Fall Budget Sheet for Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Global E3)
Budget Item Texas Resident
Exchange - TTU Tuition & Fees *   $5,274.00
Education Abroad Fee (Non-Refundable) *   $350.00
International Health Insurance *   $352.09
Billable subtotal:  $5,976.09
Program Provider - Program Fee   $3,205.00
Passport   $186.00
Visa   $132.00
Minimum Amount in Bank Account Required for Visa   $5,000.00
Airfare   $1,600.00
Meals   $1,200.00
Course Books and Materials   $0.00
Personal Expenses   $2,000.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $13,323.00
Total Financial Aid Eligibility: $19,299.09
Fall (Winter): 1 October – end of February
Tuition and fees is for 12 credit hours of Engineering courses. 
Program fee includes accommodation of 300-350 Euros per month, the semester contribution and semester ticket, and German health insurace. The semester contribution is NOT a tuition fee. It must be paid by all students and includes contributions to the Students' Union and the Students' Welfare Fund. Most importantly for this money you get a semester ticket which allows you unlimited travel on Hamburg's public transport system for the whole semester. Students from outside the EU are required to register for German health insurance. This costs approx. €105 per month and is mandatory for enrolment at a German university. Students can register before they get to Hamburg as part of the online application process. The process will be completed once you get to Hamburg. It is German law that the health insurance must be paid for the full semester (March–Aug.), even if you are not there for the entire time. The university unfortunately cannot influence this.

Living costs of 400-600 Euros per month.
Students must obtain a German "student visa" of  €110. The German government requires proof of sufficient funds of 850 EURO per month.

Updated: 10/17/2023
* Billable item

For information about how federal financial aid applies to study abroad, please visit the Financial Resources tab on the TTU Study Abroad website:

For specific questions about your federal financial aid, scholarships, or other financial benefits that apply to educational expenses, students can meet with Ms. Nikki Nordell in the TTU Financial Aid Office. To schedule an appointment, email and include your R number in the body of the email.

For specific questions about your military benefits such as the Hazlewood Act or G.I. Bill, please contact the TTU Military & Veterans Program department for assistance:

For information about setting up a payment plan for the charges placed on your TTU Student Business Services account (billable subtotal), contact TTU Student Business Services: For students participating on an affiliate or exchange program, please contact the program provider or university directly about payment plan availability.

Feb 9, 2022