Fees and Funding

Expenses

At the beginning of your internship in Berlin, you need to make a one-time payment to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for the enrollment (approx. 200 €). The payment must be made in cash at the office of the program coordinator. It covers the semester contribution and includes a public transportation ticket (Berlin zones ABC).
This enrollment fee is not applicable for online internships.

Moreover, the following costs should be anticipated:
  • Visa costs (depending on the student's nationality)
  • Airline ticket (Round-Trip)
  • Health Insurance (approx. 50 - 80 €/month)
  • Accommodation (approx. 600 €/month)
  • Miscellaneous Costs (food, phone, internet, activities; approx. 300 - 500 €/month)
All figures are estimates

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

Funding

Scholarships for attending Humboldt Internship Program are not awarded by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, but by external funding organizations. The following institutions may give you information about scholarship opportunities:
  • Your home university
  • Organizations cooperating with Germany
  • Scholarship databases of your country's Ministry of Education and other governmental institutions

Please also visit the homepage of DAAD to learn about various kinds of DAAD funding for international students. The DAAD Scholarship Database provides information on funding offered by other selected organizations. In addition to that, it can be helpful to contact the branch offices of DAAD in your country of residence.

Students can apply for scholarships awarded by Santander Consumer Bank. For detailed information about scholarship opportunities awarded by Santander, please visit the scholarship database Becas or contact the program coordinator directly.