Tuition Fees and Payment Terms

Open University studies are subject to tuition fees. Tuition fees are determined by the extent of the course or study module in question. The basic formula is 15 euros / ECTS credit.

More detailed information about course tuition fees and modules can be found in the curricula.

The tuition fee covers services such as study counselling and guidance, registration of student information and completed courses, study guide, transcript of records, grade certificates, course exams (excluding retakes), and the basic services offered by the University Library and Data Administration. By paying the tuition fee the student receives the study right for the course(s) or module(s) to which he or she has registered. A separate charge may be issued for course materials or if the teaching is organised in a manner that differs from the norm.

The study right is valid for the duration of the course: for modules of 25 credits the study right is usually valid for two semesters and for modules of 35 credits for two or three semesters. The autumn semester ends on 31 December and the spring semester ends on 30 June.


Single courses
Registration for single courses is binding. Course fees will not be refunded after registration. Cancellation is possible only due to illness (medical certificate required). In these cases, please contact our study affairs office (

Study modules
Registration for study modules may be cancelled 14 days prior to the beginning of studies at the latest. If the cancellation is made after that but before the beginning of the studies we will refund the part of a course fee that exceeds 50 euros. If the cancellations is made during the studies we will refund the part of the fee that exceeds 50 euros deducted the fees of the courses that have been held by the time of cancellation.

Please note that some cases we have limited enrolment for the study modules. In these cases fees will be refunded after registration. This is indicated in study programs.

Cancellations made by Open University
If the cancellation is made by Open University 100% of the course fee will be refunded

Last updated: 3.4.2018