Fee for a second degree course as per Section 70 Higher Education Act (HochSchG) Rhineland-Palatinate
In Rhineland-Palatinate, the first degree course is free of charge irrespective of the duration of study.
This exemption from fees applies up to the first professional degree/undergraduate studies. For consecutive Bachelor's and Master's degree courses, the same applies up to the second professional degree course.
Thus, for the above-mentioned students, only a semester fee is charged for each semester. At Worms University of Applied Sciences, this is currently 143.30 Euros for the first semester 123.30 Euros for each additional semester.
By contrast, a second degree course is subject to a tuition fee. Besides the semester fee, a fee is also charged per semester.
This applies to all students who commence another academic degree after a successful undergraduate qualification. The obligation to pay a fee also applies to international academic degrees.
Examples of a second degree course:
- A second degree course in a Bachelor's program after having already acquired a Bachelor’s, German Diplom or a Master's degree
- A second degree course in a Master's program after having already acquired a German Diplom, a German Magister or a Master's degree
- A first degree course in a Master's program after having already acquired a German Diplom or Master's degree
The fee for a second degree depends on the currently valid state regulations on fees in the fields of science, education and research (special fee schedule) for Rhineland-Palatinate and currently amounts to 650 Euros per semester.
Students who are subject to fees shall also receive, together with their letter of admission, a notification of fees for a second degree course with a payment request. This notification has a lasting effect and shall apply until the completion of studies at Worms University of Applied Sciences.