The tuition fees for the Bachelor’s programme currently amount to 405 euros per month. Once the semesters of the regular period of study have been paid, further semesters are free of charge. You can pay the tuition fees monthly or opt for the Income Share Agreements (ISA) model.

Study now and pay according to your income later on

By participating in the solidarity model of the Income Share Agreements (ISA), students can initially concentrate fully on their studies, while Chancen eG pays the fees. In return, the participants undertake to give this opportunity to later generations: Those who work and earn more than a minimum income pay a percentage of their income to finance further study places. Other financing options such as BAföG or scholarships are independent and can be used additionally.

If you opt for this tuition fee model, please submit your application for the ISA to Chancen eG together with your application for a study contract. The documents you need for the ISA application: Your curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and your certificates. Please note: this offer is only for first-year students.

Further financing and funding opportunities

Students can receive support according to the BAföG guidelines. In addition, student credits at particularly favourable conditions can be a financing option. You can arrange the student credit according to your individual needs and personal possibilities, because you determine the amount of the payment and the method of repayment yourself. An overview is provided by the annual CHE test of student credits.

Fellowship students (from left): Vincent Elsässer, Sukyoung Lee, Boyu Xian, Saemi Kwon, Hyuna Choi, Hayeong Kim, Jiwon Park and Dabin Kim.


Members of the Merz Akademie’s Förderkreis make it possible to award Deutschlandstipendien. Funding is granted for two semesters and can be extended within the regular period of study. Applications are open to applicants who have received admission and to students of the Merz Akademie.

The scholarship supports the students with 300 Euro per month and is awarded as a grant which does not have to be repaid. The requirement for the grant is matriculation at the Merz Akademie. The application deadline for the fellowship in winter semester 2022/23 is 31 August, 2021.

Merz Bildungswerk Scholarship

The Merz Bildungswerk, the holding of the Merz Akademie, Merz Schule and Merz Berufskolleg für Grafik-Design, awards the Merz Bildungswerk Scholarship to enable prospective students with exceptional potential and personal/family circumstances that are particularly worthy of consideration to study at the Merz Akademie. By awarding a scholarship, the Merz Bildungswerk also makes it possible to actively attract talented students who would not be able to begin their studies at the Merz Akademie despite admission without special support.

An application for the Merz Bildungswerk Scholarship is possible after passing the Bachelor entrance examination. It is aimed at students or prospective students who are excluded from participating in the model of Income Share Agreements (ISA) of Chancen eG, e.g. because they do not have the citizenship of an EU member state. It comprises 300 euros per month (as a fee credit) for a maximum of 7 semesters.