Learn more about how to apply for Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad.


Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad is open to international visiting students from all study areas who are enrolled in undergraduate degree programs at their home university. Students must be at least 18 years old at the time of application.

Before registering, please consult your home university about the recognition criteria and procedure for your studies abroad and the amount of credits you must acquire during your time at Humboldt-Universität.

Steps to apply

  1. Browse our course catalog and select the courses you are interested in. You can create your weekly schedule by selecting five seminars. Alternatively you can choose four seminars and one German language class. Participation in the accompanying intercultural training is an integral part of the program.
  2. Apply online and create your own Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad account.
  3. Submit your application documents:
    • Motivation letter for your participation in Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad
    • Recommendation letter from an academic faculty member (can also be sent to the program coordinator by email)
    • Resume/CV
    • Proof of English proficiency (not required if English is your native language or language of instruction at your home university)
    • If applicable (German language courses): proof of German proficiency
    • Proof of identity (passport or ID card)
    • Valid Student ID
    • Official transcript of records of your current studies
  4. Once you are admitted, you will receive an email with payment instructions, and practical information for your stay in Berlin.

Application Deadlines

Fall term 2021 (1 September-11 December 2021):
15 March 2021

Spring term 2022 (2 February-13 May 2022):
15 October 2021