Practical Information

Are you enrolled as a regular or international program student at Humboldt-Universität? Then you have already fulfilled the most critical requirement for participating in Berlin Perspectives. We have compiled further useful information for your smooth stay in Berlin on this page.


You can find out whether you need a visa for your visit to Germany on the Federal Foreign Office website under visa requirements. If this is the case, please contact the German embassy in your home country as soon as possible after you have been admitted to your exchange program or course of study: it may take some time to issue a visa. You can find further information on visa applications on this web page.


Unfortunately, Humboldt-Universität does not have any accommodation for the participants of Berlin Perspectives. On these pages, we have therefore compiled recommendations and addresses for finding an apartment or shared flat in Berlin.


All students enrolled at a German university are required to have health insurance - this also applies to international guest students. Proof of health insurance may be required when applying for a visa, but at the latest, when enrolling at Humboldt-Universität. Therefore, please take out suitable health insurance with your home or German health insurance company before you arrive in Berlin. Further information on health insurance can be found on this web page.