German university Technical University Munich (TUM)
Munich - XINHUA
German university Technical University Munich (TUM) is considering to require students from non-EU countries to pay tuition fees, the president of TUM Wolfgang Herrmann said.
It is coming that students not from EU will have to contribute to the cost of education in the future, local media Munich Mercury cited Herrmann as reporting on Saturday.
In addition, Herrmann called for a quota for foreign students, as he considered the current quota of 22 percent as about what the system tolerates.
"Contribution to expenses and quota are necessary, in order to further develop the quality of research and teaching," said the president of TUM, which has more than 32,000 students, 500 professors and 9700 staff members.
Herrmann believed that foreign students will accept tuition fees, because they would indeed pay at British or American universities.
From the winter semester of 2013, Bavarian universities do not charge tuition fees any more. Students are only required to pay a small amount of administrative fee every semester, since education in Bavaria is financed by its government.