10 Most Affordable MBA Colleges in Germany

10 Most Affordable MBA Colleges in Germany

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Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Sep 2, 2021 12:35 IST

Germany attracts a steady volume of International Students from around the world. While world-class facilities, excellent universities and great industrial interface are amongst the many reasons that make Germany a great study abroad destination, the low or no tuition fees is another major factor. Though there is no tuition fee for bachelor programs across Public Universities in Germany since October 2014, a few universities do charge for special master’s program and MBA is one of them. Here’s a list of Universities which charge no tuition fee for their Management Programs.

10 Most Affordable MBA Colleges in Germany

Disclaimer: Kindly note that the article along with the figures has been authored on an earlier date. Candidates can visit our university pages for the current fee structure, exchange rate and much more. 

Before we share the list, a student needs to understand that no tuition fee does not mean no fees at all. The Universities in Germany are entitled to and charge some fees like the Semester Fees, Student Union Fees, Semester Pass, Registration & Application Fee and even Social Contribution from all its students. These fees are prevalent for both undergraduate and post graduate courses, including the MBA courses with no tuition fee. Apart from the mandatory fees mentioned above, the students are also required to show proof of funds commensurate with the cost of living in Germany – at least for the first year of studies. This rule applies to MBA candidates as well.

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Another thing which is important to note at this junction is that, like across many European Countries, German Universities too offer an MSc in Management and relates courses which is equivalent to the MBAs. Keeping these factors in mind, we present the list of 10 Most Affordable Colleges/ Universities in Germany for MBA. These are essentially universities that do not charge any tuition fee and are ranked as per the approximate Semester Fee that is payable. This Semester Fee usually includes the student pass as well which is on an average €80. Also, a semester in Germany is about 5 – 6 months. According to the length of the course, you can calculate the fees.


Approx. Semester Fee (In Eur)

Approx. Semester Fee (In INR)*

Technical University of Munich



Ludwig Maximillian University Munich



University of Kiel



University of Tubingen



University of Ulm



University of Stuttgart



RWTH Aachen University



Dresden University of Technology



Johannes Gutenberg University



University of Bremen



*Indicative Figures calculated at the present rate of I Eur = 79.55 INR

Apart from the above charges, the students would be required to keep in mind the cost of living in Germany which comes to around €700 a month. This varies from city to city. Some of the above mentioned universities also offer room and boarding and other facilities in campus and charge a nominal fee for the same. Other good universities like the University of Cologne and University of Bayreuth charge a nominal tuition fee as well of €1000 for one year. Hence, before you decide which is the best and most affordable, we would urge you to also take into account the Cost of Living in Germany and more importantly Accommodation in Germany as it is one of the biggest expenses of studying in Germany. Read: MBA Fees in Germany

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What is worth mentioning here is that while the above are amongst the most affordable MBA colleges in Germany, they are also amongst the top universities of the Germany consequently of the world. They are also some of the oldest universities of the country. In other words, these lesser known good universities in Germany offer you an excellent and economical MBA option.

All the best!

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Hello sir, my name , Prithviraj ghadage, I m doing b.com(2nd year ) , but I want to do MBA(AFFORDABLE UNIVERSITY) in Germany (, I need a quick guidance for this . Please help , by learning german language is this helpful,I mean will it help in above mention universities or are all in english .

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago

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Melwyn Mathias

2 years ago

Hi prithviraj , I am also a second year bcom student . Lets connect and talk via Instagram as I am also looking for cheap mba college.my id : mjm__25

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Hi, I am 35 year old and passed our B Tech in Instrumentation in 2008. I have more than 12 years of experience in the field of Sales and Service automation industry. Want to apply for a public university in Germany. Can you give an idea of how much fund required approx. and selection criteria.

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago

Hello Anirban. I hope you are doing fine? You can know all about Public Universities in Germany, their admission requirements, and fee structure here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/list-of-public-universities-in-germany-articlepage-1995 Do check out: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/cheap-and-affo


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Hello Rahul, I am Masters in Science and with 15yrs of experience in Pharmaceutical. I am interested in pursuing MBA. Please suggest.

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago

Hello Rupali. Thank you for writing in. The article talks about affordable universities in Germany for MBA. You can check out our popular list of MBA universities in Germany here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/germany

Hi Rahul I have completed by UG in Management with 52% and i have 5 Years Of Experience in Digital Marketing, Can i get MBA college based on my eligibility. Thank you

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