All PhD students have to register as regular students of the Ruhr University Bochum. The registration fee is around Euro 200 per semester and includes the right to use public transport facilities (SemesterTicket).
C o s t s o f l i v i n g a c c o u n t f o r
approximately 800€ per month. In addition, travel expenses have to be met (e.g. traveling to / from Germany at the start / end of the program, field research).