Program costs

for Tourism Development Studies (M.A.)

Current information - winter term 2021-2022

Due to the current pandemic, we have decided on the following procedure for the winter semester 2021-2022:
(as of May 2021)

1. We hope to be able to conduct a real excursion with you.

However, at the moment we cannot guarantee this. On the one hand, because of the infection, on the other hand, because of framework conditions and a legal situation that is not yet foreseeable. We do not know, for example, whether vaccination against COVID-19 will be mandatory for travel.  

2. If a real excursion is not possible, we will travel with you virtually.
You find an example of our 1st virtual excursion from the winter semester 2020-2021 here.

3. In order to keep all options open for you and us, we ask for theprogram costs at the current level for the application and your enrolment:

  • 2 semesters TDS: 1.850,- EUR   
  • 3 or 4 semesters TDS: 2,100 EUR.

In any case:

Any money that we may not use will of course be reimbursed to you. And this applies regardless of whether we go on a "real" or "virtual" journey together.


The tourism master’s course contains components which incur costs. These components, such as:

  • domestic and international study trips
  • company visits
  • participation in conferences and fairs
  • social and intercultural events

are mandatory parts of the course.

Every year an academic excursion to a tourism destination takes place. In the past, groups of students went to: Montreal/Toronto (Canada), Boston (USA), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Muscat (Sultanate of Oman) Sri Lanka and e.g. Thailand. The decision where to travel depends on various different factors such as political situation within the country/region, country of origin of our students, geographic location (travel time). 
At the different destinations appointments with leading enterprises, universities and international organizations took place. Thus, linking of theory with practical experiences were provided, students gained hands-on experiences and sharpened their social and cultural Expertise, too.

During those field trips costs for travelling and flight, accommodation (and mostly breakfast) as well as other costs related to company visits will be paid out of the program costs.

2-semester program
Participants are requested to pay a lump sum of 1,850 EUR
Those costs has to be paid in full at the beginning of the master’s degree course (after having received our admission letter).

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3- and 4-semester program: 
Participants are requested to pay a lump sum of 2,100 EUR
It is not a must to pay the amount at once. Hence, 1,850 EUR has to be paid before enrolment (after having received our admission letter). The second instalment of 250,- EUR is payable by 1st January of the following year.

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