Participation in the Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad program involves costs. On this page, we give you an overview of the fees and expected expenses for your study abroad in Berlin.

Fees and Expenses

The participation fee consists of the following:

Program fee: 500 EUR

The non-refundable program fee covers the administrative tasks associated with the enrollment process and program management, and includes the matriculation fee.

Tuition fee: 3.650 EUR

If you cannot attend the program, cancellation is possible until 15 December 2021 for the Spring Term 2022 and always has to be done in writing or in electronic form via email. In case of proper cancellation, the participant will regain the tuition fee minus bank charges or credit card fees. The program fee shall not be reimbursed in the event of withdrawal. In case of a withdrawal after 15 December 2021, reimbursement is not possible.

The tuition fee includes:
  • Five academic courses or four academic courses and one German language course
  • Accompanying intercultural training (several Workshops throughout the study period)
  • Class-related excursions or virtual tours
  • (Online) course materials, e.g. textbooks, course binders, Humboldt’s e-learning platform Moodle
  • Computer and internet access at the Computer and Media Service at Humboldt-Universität for on-site students and use of the university library
Other expenses and costs of living

  • Student visa costs (depending on student’s nationality)
  • Airline ticket (round-trip)
  • Health and liability insurance (approx. 50-80 €/month)
  • Accommodation (approx. 600 €/month)
  • Miscellaneous costs, e.g. food, phone, internet, leisure activities (approx. 300-500 €/month)

All figures are estimates.

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

Class changes and cancellation policy:
  • It is possible to change language courses, subject courses and online courses up until four weeks before the course start date, provided that the maximum number of participants on the new course has not been reached. It is not possible to change subject courses once the course has already begun. Exemptions can be made for language courses if the teachers of both language courses (language levels) approve the change.
  • If you cannot attend the program, cancellation is possible until 30 June 2021 for the Fall term 2021 and always has to be done in writing or in electronic form via email. In case of proper cancellation, the participant will regain the tuition fee minus bank charges or credit card fees. The program fee shall not be reimbursed in the event of withdrawal. In case of a withdrawal after 30 June 2021, reimbursement is not possible. Exceptions shall be made in the following events: acute medical condition/illness (medical certificate must be provided) before the program starts and/or rejection of visa application for participation in the program.
  • The International Department reserves the right to cancel courses four weeks prior to the start of the course if less than six people sign up for the course. In this case, the concerned participants will be contacted and informed about alternatives. If there is no satisfactory solution for the participant, the participation can be cancelled at no charge. The participation fee shall be reimbursed in full minus bank charges or credit card fees.
  • There exists no right of reimbursement in case of no-show or termination of participation after the start date.


Partner University

Students from partner universities of Humboldt-Universität receive a discount of 160 Euros on the program fee. In this case, please mention the name of your university in the comment field.

Scholarships & Funding

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 international students.. For funding offered by other selected organizations, please visit the DAAD Scholarship Database. It can also 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 support your scholarship application directly.

Payment methods

Please note that the tuition fee and the program fee must be paid in one installment. Payment must be made by 15 November 2021 at the latest. Registration becomes valid only after verification of payment. The applicant must pay the transfer charge. If you have questions concerning your payment, you are welcome to contact the Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad Team.

With the confirmation of payment, your registration for the program is binding.

By bank transfer
Please transfer the fee to:
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Deutsche Bank PFK AG
Reference: Z.00072.00.426000 + name of the applicant
IBAN: DE95 1007 0848 0512 6206 01
Address of the bank:
Deutsche Bank PFK AG
Hardenbergstrasse 32
10623 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 310 90
Via Credit Card
The security procedure for the payment via credit card is ensured by the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which encrypts all given personal data. All data will always be transferred and stored in an encrypted form. Your information will be kept strictly confidential and used exclusively for the course payment transaction at the International Department/ Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad and the finance department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Third parties do not have access to your information.
Please note there is a 3% surcharge for payment by credit card.

Process of paying via credit card:
  1. After a successful application to the course, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the payment request. This e-mail will include a link to follow if you choose to pay with a credit card.
  2. Automatically you will be redirected to an SSL secured website on which the necessary information for the payment process has to be entered (name, address, card number, expiration date, verification number). In your own interest, please make sure that a transaction with your credit card is possible. Then confirm that the given data is correct.
  3. Your data will then be prepared and executed by the finance department for payment via credit card. The process can take up to one week.
  4. The input confirmation for your data does not indicate a successful payment transaction. As soon as the finance department has completed the collection of payment, the program office will be informed, and we will send you a confirmation of payment to your e-mail address.