A doctorate at Philipps-Universität Marburg is generally free of charge; this applies both to an individual and a structured doctorate. Nonetheless, you have to pay the usual semester fee for enrolling as a doctoral candidate.
If you wish to pursue your doctorate in Marburg you will have to cover your own living expenses (accommodation, food, personal expenses, study-related cost etc.). At present, anyone who applies for a student visa in Germany must provide proof of an annual income amounting to at least 8.640 €. Please bear in mind, that this amount will not cover the total amount of expenses. According to a study by the German National Association for Student Affairs, a student in Germany needs approx. 820 € per month for rent, food, clothing, travel expenses, study materials, leisure activities etc..
Scholarships and Funding Programs
The Marburg International Doctorate Program offers funding for a visit to Philipps-Universität Marburg to introduce yourself to a potential supervisor. The Yousef Jameel Scholarship Fund Program at Philipps-Universität awards scholarships to doctoral candidates from Egypt. Additionally, Philipps-Universität Marburg currently awards two doctoral scholarships per year for thesis proposals of outstanding academic quality to particularly well-qualified young academics who wish to work on their thesis at Philipps-Universität Marburg.
Please check the following websites for funding opportunities and further information on living expenses:
DAAD scholarship database: www.funding-guide.de (in German)
Further funding databases: www.research-in-germany.org/funding_databases
Selected funding programs for doctoral candidates: www.research-in-germany.org/funding_phd