Semester Fee

Each semester, a semester fee is to be paid to Goethe University Frankfurt.

The semester fee for Winter Semester 2016/17 amounts to EUR 357.60. This amount is composed of the following contributions:      


Contribution to the RMV-AStA-Semester Ticket 205.35 EUR
Cross-network fare zone: Nordhessischer VerkehrsVerbund5.40 EUR
Transport association (Verkehrsverbund) North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)0.60 EUR
Contribution to the PASTA-Ticket (Palmengarten)1.10 EUR
Social Ticket 0.50 EUR
Contribution to the Hardship Fund (Härtefonds) 0.60 EUR
Student Contribution to the Student Government (Studierendenschaft) (AStA)9.50 EUR
Contribution to Student Affairs Office (Studentenwerk)81.50 EUR
Culture Ticket  1.05 EUR
Call-a-bike2.00 EUR
Administrative fee      50.00 EUR
Total   357.60 EUR


These payments are generally due within two weeks of receiving enrollment instructions from Goethe University’s central administration (Studierendensekretariat). The payment must be made by bank transfer and include the reason for payment code.


In order to re-enroll for subsequent semesters, the semester fee for the corresponding semester must be transferred to the university’s account. The re-enrollment period for the Sommersemester is January 1st to January 31st and the re-enrollment period for the Wintersemester is July 1st to July 31st of the respective year. There is an additional late transfer period from February 1st to 28th for Sommersemester and from August 1st to August 31st for Wintersemester. Students who make the transfer during this late transfer period must pay an additional late fee of EUR 30.


For more information from the university’s central administration regarding semester fees, please see (currently only available in German).