Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are 5,990 € per year of study (2,995 € per semester). In addition, there is the university’s semester re-registration fees which include the Berlin Semesterticket* which allows the use of the entire Berlin railway-system. In sum, this amounts to approx 3.295€ (including the train ticket) per semester or approx 6.600€ per year of study. The 2 year program costs in total are approx. 13.200€. Please note that the additional univeristy registration/semester fees change slightly from semester to semester**. Students must also keep in mind any additional (travel, room) costs arising from the In-house and fieldwork periods.

*Students are required to pay for the Semesterticket upfront and included in their university semester fees. They can apply for a reimbursement through the AstaFU here:

**Before making semester fee payments, please visit  to ensure you have the most current amount.

Payment Procedure

Abstract Tuition Statute:

§ 3 Payment Procedure

(1) The obligation to pay the tuition fees arises when the student is notified in writing of his/her admission to the Graduate Degree in Visual and Media Anthropology (Master of Arts). The deadline for the payment of the tuition fees due for the academic year (plus semester fees and charges as applicable) should be made by August 31rst for the academic year concerned.

(2) If the studies are not started and/or are broken off within a time period of four weeks after the start of the studies (start of the introductory seminars), three quarters of the rate payable for the first academic year shall be refunded. Should the studies be broken off at  alater time, the rate for the entire study program shall be payable.

Please read the complete Tuition Statute by following this link (and scroll down, please).

Name of Bank: Deutsche Bank PGK AG

Adress of Bank: Unter den Linden 13-15, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Account Holder: Freie Universitaet Berlin

Code Number / BLZ: 100 708 48

Account Number: 51 21 64 503

Reason for Payment / Booking reference: Neu_vismed_YourName  E.g. // (Neu_vismed_Terry)


IBAN: DE 09 1007 0848 0512 1645 03


Scholarship opportunities can be researched e.g. at the following scholarship data base (unfortunately only in German, but also available for foreign students). You can also contact the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

You can also refer to our list of selected scholarships that are suitable to study at our Institute.


The German bank KfW offers student loans: