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.

Participation Fees

The participation fee consists of a non-refundable program fee and the course fee.

Detailed information and the exact amount of participation fees will be available by December 2020.

The program fee is levied at a flat-rate and covers the administrative tasks associated with the enrollment process and program management.

The course fee includes:
  • Academic courses (subject/language/online lessons)
  • Intercultural training
  • 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
Other 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.