Tuition Fees and Scholarships

During the bi-national Master of International Nature Conservation (M.I.N.C.), you will have to pay enrollment fees at Göttingen University and Lincoln University, as well as further costs for rent, insurances, travel, etc. Here you find an overview of the main fees and costs and some scholarship options.

Fees at Göttingen University

Study Semester at Goettingen University

The enrollment fees for the study semester at Goettingen University for summer semester 2023 are as follows:

Administration fee:
75,00 €
Student body fee:
14,00 €
Railway ticket:
92,44 €
Bus ticket:
50,90 €
Culture ticket:
11,14 €
Studentenwerk fee:
107,00 €

Total:
350,48 €

Internship-Semester and Master Thesis

For each semester spent abroad, German M.I.N.C.-students only pay the administration expense of 75 € at Goettingen University and international M.I.N.C.-students are exempted from all fees at Goettingen University for that semester.
German Students have to pay at least the administration fee each semester, that is twice a year. Since the program contains 4 semesters fees have to be paid at least 4 times.


Fees at Lincoln University

German M.I.N.C.-Students from Goettingen University pay the administration fees of 75 € at Goettingen University for their semester spent at Lincoln University.
At Lincoln University all M.I.N.C.-students pay

  • The full tuition fees for one study semester of about 9270 NZ$ (approx. 5500 €)
  • plus an administration fee of about 702 NZ$ (approx. 450 €)

Examples for enrollment and fees

Example for enrollment and tuition fees for a German M.I.N.C.-student who spends the internship abroad, but the master thesis in Goettingen
  • Study Semester at Goettingen University: approx. 360 Euro
  • Study Semester at Lincoln University: approx. 10 500 NZ$ + 75 Euro
  • Internship Semester (abroad): 75 Euro
  • Master Thesis (in Goettingen): approx. 390 Euro

Example for enrollment and tuition fees for an international M.I.N.C.-student who spends the internship abroad, but the master thesis in Goettingen
  • Study Semester at Goettingen University: approx. 360 Euro
  • Study Semester at Lincoln University: approx. 10 500 NZ$
  • Internship Semester (abroad): 0 Euro
  • Master Thesis (in Goettingen): approx. 390 Euro

Further costs

  • Flight expenses to and from New Zealand
  • Insurance costs
  • Living expenses
  • travel and potential other expenses for the internship semester and the master thesis.

Health Insurance

By law, all students enrolled at Goettingen University have to have a Health Insurance as long as they are enrolled. Health insurance in Germany costs about 105 Euro per month or for students >30 years about 150 Euro per month. Also acceptable is a "European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)". It is not possible to take up an international health insurance instead.


Costs of living in Göttingen

The average student needs about 600-800 € per month for rent, health insurance, food clothes etc. If you stay at a students residence, you pay about 250 - 400 Euros rent each month, which is a very reasonable price.
More information about living expenses in Goettingen.

Scholarships

There is unfortunately no special scholarship for M.I.N.C. students, but there are databases for students to find a suitable scholarship.
Here you find an overview of some scholarship options for studies and internships both for international and German students.