Fees and Funding

Participation in the Berlin Perspectives seminars is free of charge. The program is open to international program students (i.e. Erasmus, institutional partnership agreements) as well as for degree-seeking students of Humboldt-Universität.


Expected expenses and costs of living

  • Visa costs (depending on student’s nationality)
  • Airline ticket (round-trip)
  • Health and liability insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Miscellaneous costs, e.g. food, phone, internet, leisure activities

You will find a summary of the cost of living as a student in Germany on the DAAD website.


The following institutions may give you information about scholarship opportunities:

  • Your home university
  • Scholarship databases of your country’s Ministry of Education or other governmental institutions
  • Organizations and foundations that maintain cooperation programs between Germany and your home country
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Please also visit the homepage of the DAAD to find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, especially for your home country, as well as funding offered by other selected organizations via the DAAD Scholarship Database. In addition to that, it can be helpful to contact the branch offices of DAAD in your home country.

Deadlines for scholarship applications may differ from the deadlines of Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad. We suggest gathering information in good time, since preparing your scholarship application can be extensive. Please also note that Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad will not be able to directly support your scholarship application.