The Ruhr-University charges a social fee of approx. € 336 each semester. This fee includes a ticket in the public transport system of the Ruhr-area for this period.
In addition to that you should take into consideration that you have to pay for accomodation, clothes and food – per month you should calculate approx. € 700 Euro for that.
From 2013 every household has to pay a fixed monthly rate of € 17.50 to the GEZ (Gebühreneinzugszentrale), the processing center for German TV and radio licenses.
At the beginning of the semester and for exam-preparation you also have to spend some extra money on books.
Please keep that in mind when you are planning your studies!
Despite all you planning: should you ever get into financial trouble during your studies, please come to the International Office for personal advice.
Together with you, the people there will try and find solutions for your situation!
Further information can be found here.