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Study Fees

The tuition to be paid by participants for their training amounts to €14,400, both for the three- and the five-year training. The training tuition is charged as a monthly fee of €400 over a 36-month period. All expenses for theoretical training and personal experience are included.

A complete refinancing of the training costs is possible through the practical training.

Training Components Costs / Fees Earnings
Study fees
  • Theoretical training
  • Personal experience
  • Intermediate examination
  • 400 € x 36 months
14.400 €  
Practical training
  • Reimbursement 47 € per therapy session
  • 600 therapy sessions
  28.200 €
Individual supervision
  • 100 € per 45 minutes
  • 50 units
5.000 €  
Group supervison
  • 100 € per 45 minutes divided trough the number of participants (app. 4 persons)
  • 100 units
2.500 €  
Final state examination
  • Fee set from the Stuttgart Governing Council
425 €  
Sum 22.325 € 28.200 €

Financing Options

There are various options for financial support funding during the training:

BAföG (Federal Educational Support Law)

In principle, financial assistance for child and adolescent psychotherapy training is possible, but the following specific characteristics must be heeded:

According to the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the local responsibility for training falls under the Training and Examination Regulation for child and adolescent psychotherapists according to the general student assistance regulations (Section 45 Paragraph 1 of the BAföG). This means that offices for financial assistance for training in the county councils or urban centers in whose district the trainee's parents live are responsible. In some exceptional cases, the office for financial assistance for training in question, in whose district the trainee resides permanently, is instead responsible.

Generally, financial assistance for training according to the BAföG can only be given if:

  • carried out full-time
  • the trainee is less than 30 years old when his or her training starts
  • only one or no training capable of receiving financial assistance according to the BAföG was completed in a professional qualified way (more than one training capable of receiving financial assistance and completed in a professional qualified way can be reason for exclusion). According to Section 7 Paragraph 2 of the BAföG, financial assistance can only be approved if it is the "only advanced training".

If training financial assistance is approved, it is given in the form of an interest-bearing bank loan.

Part-Time Job


By choosing the five-year on-the-job training, there is always the possibility of securing a regular income from a part-time job. In this regard, there are numerous coordination options, e.g. to complete the clinical year over a longer period of time in part-time, etc.

Education Loan Program of the German Federal Government


Another financial assistance option is offered by the education loan of the German Federal Administrative Office.

Advanced training loans

In the meantime, many banks and savings banks have started to offer training financing loans. Please go to a bank near you to inquire about details.

The German Pharmacists' and Physicians' Bank, for example, offers an advanced training loan.


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