Due to changes in the State Higher Education Fees Act, tuition fees for students who are not citizens of a European Union member state or a signatory to the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement (international students) were added, starting with winter semester 2017/2018. International students with a fixed domestic enrollment and students who have qualified for domestic university entrance are exempt from paying the fee. The standard fee is 1,500 euros per semester.
Tuition fees for a second degree were also introduced. The first degree remains free of charge until the completion of a consecutive master's degree following a bachelor's degree. The fee is 650 euros per semester.
International students and students at a second degree program who were enrolled in a course at a Baden-Württemberg university when the law came into effect may continue studies in the course free of charge at the same university.