Finanzierung und Förderung an der MDH



We are aware that tuition and how to finance your studies can be a difficult topic. The following information should help you in dealing with this matter and give you some initial support. There are various ways to obtain funding for your studies. In addition to the classic funding options such as BAföG and KfW credit, there is also the MDH education fund as well as the opportunity to receive a reduction in tuition fees through a scholarship for particularly talented and financially disadvantaged applicants. For more information, please visit our Funding page.

Why does mdh charge tuition?

mdh is a private university, meaning it is not subsidized by the government. Tuition is therefore the main source of funding and finances research, instruction, administration and organization. As a state-approved university with accredited study programs, mdh guarantees a reputable and sound education. Our career services with a quota of graduates finding jobs upon graduation ensures a smooth transition into your working life.

Which payment options are available?

You can choose payment in equal monthly instalments. The amount of every instalment depends on the overall cost of your study program. If tuition is not paid monthly but rather in higher amounts or in full before beginning the program, you can save money choosing from one of the following options:  

  • 5% discount if payment is made in full at the beginning of your program (3% for master programs)
  • 3% discount for payment in yearly instalments before the beginning of the 1st, the 3rd or the 5th semester respectively and one semester fee before the beginning of the 7th semester. 
  • 1% discount for payment in full per semester before the semester begins
  • The discounts only refer to tuition fees


What funding options are available?

You can apply for the classic BAföG or an interest-subsidized KfW student loan. In addition, it is possible to finance your studies through the MDH education fund.

Are the study programs also available on a part-time basis?

All of our degree programs are designed for full-time study, but also offer room for a manageable workload, and our master's degree programs can also be combined with a part-time job if they are well organized.

Can I work while studying?

Yes. As a rule, there are lectures 2 - 4 days a week.

Do I have to pay tuition fees during the internship semester?

The price includes the entire package of a degree in the standard period of study, so payment in installments also extends to the practical semester.