Social fees and CampusCard

Social fees and tuition fees

Every student in Germany has to pay social fees as a prerequisite for enrollment. The social fees are approx. €270 per semester. Exchange students pay a reduced amount of approx. €220. You will receive an email from the International Office with the exact amount prior to your arrival.   

Social fees are no tuition fees but a contribution to the different facilities you will be using as a student, e.g. library, canteen, student union, sports program, and most importantly your ticket for public transportation, the Semesterticket. 


The CampusCard is your student ID card for the entire duration of your studies at h_da, the first issue is free of charge.The CampusCard is not a replacement for an official photo ID (identity card/passport).

The CampuCard (student ID card) has several functions, including an RMV semester ticket and other benefits, such as free tickets for performances at the State Theatre Darmstadt, etc.

All information about this student ID card can be found on the CampusCard page of the Student Service Center.