Student life @Ulm
Obviously living expenses mainly depend on your personal lifestyle. Please consider that living abroad is always expensive. Taking all items into account students have to expect expenses of approximately 600 to 700 € per month. To be on the safe side, please make sure you have enough money to make a living. You can not count on regular financial support during your studies.
Overview of costs living costs
||200 - 400 €, a one time payment of 20,00 € service fee (only at the "Studentenwerk") and about 300 € deposit
||since Januar 1, 2015 all public health insurance companies demand a so called supplemental premium, which is defi ned by each insurance provider. Monthly student rates consist of: health insurance + supplemental premium + long term care insurance. On average, the health insurance contribution is about 83 €.
|Lunch at the mensa
||The price of one meal is about 1,90 - 5,00 €.
||116,50 € (per semester) for public transportation in the region
||30 - 100 € specialist literature, schoolbooks, textbooks and equipment
||Ulm University: 78,00 € per semester, Ulm University of Applied Sciences: 78,00 € per semester, University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm: 42,00 € per semester plus 27,00 € each semester solidarity tax for the semester ticket
|Administration fee of the state of Baden-Württemberg
||60,00 € per semester in Ulm and 30 € for students of Business Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering/Logistics and Health Information Management
Fee for constituted student body
University Ulm: 19,00 € per semester (also during academic leave of absence)
Ulm University of Applied Sciences: 11,00 € per semester and 5,50 € for students of Business Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering/Logistics and Health Information Management
Usually, scholarships are awarded for a limited time period only and are partial scholarships - which means that they may not cover the complete living expenses for the complete study period in Germany! They are awarded on the basis of the applicant's previous academic performance and other criteria, e. g. social commitment, letters of recommendation from professors of the home university. Some scholarship foundations may also require proof German language proficiency. So if you plan to study for a degree in Germany, you must make sure to have enough money (800 € / BAföG maximum rate) to finance yourself during the complete study period - as a successful application for a scholarship is never guaranteed from the very start of your studies.
An exception might be the successful scholarship application for a Master program in Germany through a DAAD office in your home country through which you'll receive a scholarship from the very beginning.
In Ulm und Neu-Ulm, you can find the following supermarkets for example:
- Kaufland: Blaubeurer Straße 29 (Ulm), Vorwerkstraße 2 (Neu-Ulm)
- Rewe: Virchowstraße 1-9, Trollingerweg 14 (Ulm Eselsberg), Leipheimer Straße 55, Wegenerstraße 1 (Neu-Ulm), Magirusstraße 45, Römerstraße 120, Bahnhofstraße 1/1 (Ulm Weststadt), Wielandstraße 56, Schwamberger Straße 35-43 (Ulm Oststadt), Hummelstraße 7-11,
Marktplatz 9 (Blaustein)
- Edeka: Bahnhofstraße 5 (Ulm city centre)
Besides the "normal" supermarkets, which can be found all over the city, there are discounters at a good bargain.
- Aldi: Blaubeurer Straße 47 (Ulm), Pfaffenweg 28 (Neu-Ulm), Wegenerstraße 3 (Neu-Ulm), Max-Hilsenbeck-Straße 1 (Blaustein)
- Lidl: Wielandstraße 54 (Ulm Oststadt), Wörthstraße 59 (Ulm Weststadt), Im Starkfeld 59 (Neu-Ulm), Max-Hilsenbeck-Straße 4 (Blaustein)
- Norma: Herrenkellergasse 18 (Ulm city centre), Leipheimer Straße 97 (Neu-Ulm), Ehinger Straße 19, Magirusstraße 40 (Ulm Weststadt)
- Netto: Münsterplatz 16 (Ulm city centre), Söflinger Straße 120 (Ulm Söflingen), Hauptstraße 72 (Neu-Ulm), Bahnhofstraße 11 (Blaustein)
You will find a farmer’s market in Ulm on the Münsterplatz and at the Petrusplatz in Neu-Ulm, where farmers from the surrounding region offer fresh vegetables, fruits and other food (both markets take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, in Ulm starting at 6.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.; in Neu-Ulm starting at 7.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.).
As in most German cities, you will find the best shopping opportunities in the city centre. However, there are also some shopping malls in Ulm.
Facheinkaufszentrum: Blaubeurerstraße 10-50 (Ulm), several stores (also IKEA)
Blautalcenter: Blaubeurer Straße 95 (Ulm), one of the biggest malls in Southern Germany, www.blautal-center.de (only in German!) Glacis-Galerie: Bahnhofstraße 1/3 (Neu-Ulm) www.glacis-galerie.de (only in German!)
Used Things, Flea Markets
- You will find Second Hand shops at: www.neue-arbeit-ulm.de; Follow the subjects: Home / Standorte (only in German!)
- In the category "Die gute Tat" in the newspaper Ulmer Wochenblatt (Chapter 6), you will find free furniture and home appliance.
- Flea markets, once a month at the Volksfestplatz in Neu-Ulm and at irregular dates at the other places, ask local students for other markets. Get more information for exact dates at local press or ask local students, also for other markets.
- Facebook-Group "FreeYourStuff Ulm/Neu-Ulm", here you will find free things, but you have to hurry up: First come, first serve! www.facebook.com/FreeYourStuff
During semester time there are a lot of student parties at Ulm University, Ulm University of Applied Sciences and University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm and also at the student residences. You will find posters and flyers announcing the latest events everywhere at your university.
More about student events can be found at: www.uni-ulm.de/party (only in German!)
Bars Run by Students:
- Cat (alternative concerts and parties), Prittwitzstraße 36, www.cat-ulm.de (only in German!)
- Jazzkeller Sauschdall (Jazz), Prittwitzstraße 36, www.sauschdall.de (only in German!)
- Studentencafe (free concerts and parties), Stuttgarter Straße 15, www.studentencafe.de (only in German!)
The cinemas in Ulm usually show movies in German, but sometimes also in other languages or with subtitles (e.g. „Original Sound“ Day on Wednesday in Dietrich Theater). The website www.kino-ulm.de (only in German!) shows an overview of the weekly programme in the diff erent cinemas.
Important: If you want to get the student discount, don’t forget to take your student ID with you! In the Xinedome and the Dietrich Theater only students younger than 27 can get the student discount.
- The Unikino (only in German!) operated by the "Ring Christlich-Demokratischer Studenten in Ulm" shows mainstream movies. Cheap tickets for students.
- Xinedome (only in German!), multiplex, Am Lederhof 1, 89073 Ulm, Tel. +49 (0)731/1402020
- Dietrich-Theater (only in German!), multiplex, Marlene-Dietrich-Str. 1, 89231 Neu-Ulm, Tel. +49 (0)731/9855598
- Open air cinema (only in German!), SSV Bad, Stadionstraße 17, 89077 Ulm, Tel. +49 (0)731/65400
The summer season starts at the end of July and ends in mid September. At 8.00 p.m. you can buy a ticket of the open air cinema and be assured of a good seat. Because of changeable or bad weather you can check on webside wheather the movie will be shown or not.
- There is also a group of students of Ulm University called “Cineasta” (only in German!), who organize movie nights in the cinemas Obscura and Lichtburg. The entrance fee for students is only 3,50 €.
- Lichtburg, Frauenstraße 61, 89073 Ulm, Tel. +49 (0)731/88015171
- Obscura, art house, Schillerstraße 1, 89077 Ulm, Tel. +49 (0)731/6022858
- Mephisto (only in German!), art house, Rosengasse 15, 89073 Ulm, Tel. +49 (0)731/6021218
- Kammer-Lichtspiele, Hirschstraße 12, 89073 Ulm
An amazing open air ambience in the inner courtyard of the westside of Ulm University with Live-Bands, DJ, and much more. The international SummerNightParty takes place each summer term since more then 20 years.
This special and biggest Party at the Ulm University is organized by the Team of students of diff erent programmes. Before the event begins the Biergarten off ers fresh beer and in many bars there are coctails, shots and much more. the „hungry people“ can find a big variaty of delicious food and many of them are international specialities.