What is the “Rundfunkbeitrag” (television and radio licence fee)? Do I have to pay it? (Germany Student)

The “Rundfunkbeitrag” is the fee that is incurred for the use of public service broadcasting.

Currently, the fee is 17,50 € per month. This is fixed until 2019. From 2020 on the fee could be raised.

For citizens of full age applies: an apartment - a fee.

Can I be exempted from the television and radio licence fee?

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Please note: The “Rundfunkbeitrag” must be paid by each tenant. The “Rundfunkbeitrag” is not included in the all-in rent.

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