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In this section we provide an estimate of the minimum costs for accommodation and living expenses for students at RWTH Aachen University. It is estimated that a single student living in Aachen will need at least 1000 euros a month to meet basic living expenses.

Monthly Expenditure Minimum Costs per Month
Accommodation and associated costs, such as electricity, heat, water, Rundfunkgebühr, and internet approximately 470 euros
Food and general expenses approximately 400 euros
Health insurance approximately 95 euros
University fees (monthly proportion of the student body and social contribution fee) approximately 50 euros per month
Book and materials approximately 80 euros (but this depends on the chosen course of study)
Total approximately 1095 euros per month

Please note that you have to show proof of a minimum personal income of 853 euros per month at the Residents' Registration Office in Aachen in order to be eligible for a residence permit extension. This means you will need to have access to at least 10,236 euros to cover your annual living costs in Germany (as of February 2020).

The social contribution fee for winter semester 2021/22 amounts to 300,19 euros.