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Fee for public broadcasting services

In Germany there is a federal fee for the public broadcasting services such as TV channels (ARD, ZDF, rbb, 3sat etc.) and radio stations (InfoRadio, radioeins, Fritz Radio etc.). The fee is 17,50€ per month and is collected per apartment. As soon as you register your place of residence you also need to register to pay the broadcasting fees. If you lived in a shared apartment, you can split the fee among all your roommates.

Students can get exempted from paying the fee, when they receive BAföG or (under some circumstances) live in student dorms.

You can find all information of how to register on the website of the ‘Rundfunkbeitrag’.