Costs and Funding Opportunities

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.

Study costs

Study costs consist of a one-off program fee & the respective course tuition fee:

  • The program fee is 500 euros. It includes the registration fees and is non-refundable.
  • The course tuition fee is 4200 euros.
  • Study costs include:
    • Subject courses and German language courses (you can choose up to five courses)
    • Intercultural training (several workshops during the study period)
    • Teaching-related excursions and digital tours
    • Teaching material for the course (analog and digital)
    • Access to PCs, internet, the university library and the university's own e-learning platform Moodle
Other costs

In addition to the study costs, you should take the following expenses into account when planning your stay in Berlin:

  • Visa costs (depending on nationality)
  • Flight ticket (outward and return flight)
  • Health and liability insurance
  • Accommodation (approx. 400 to 600 euros per month)
  • Other living expenses for, e.g. food, telephone, internet, leisure activities (approx. 300 to 500 euros per month)

You can find a helpful summary of the cost of living for students in Germany on the DAAD.

Course changes or cancellations:

You can request a change of your course up to four weeks before the start of the course, provided that the maximum number of participants in the new course has not yet been reached. It is not possible to change courses after the course has started. It is possible to switch between language courses if lecturers of both the classes approve the change

Cancellation for the 2024 term is possible until May 31, 2024 and must be made by e-mail. In this case, participants will only receive a refund of the course fee paid (minus bank or credit card charges); the program fee will not be refunded. In case of withdrawal after May 31, 2024, a course fee refund is not possible. In this case, please contact the program office. Exceptions may apply in the event of acute illness before the start of the course (medical certificate must be presented) or if the visa application is rejected. In the event of non-attendance or discontinuation of participation after the start of the program, there is no entitlement to a refund.

If fewer than six people register for a course, Humboldt-Universität may cancel the course up to four weeks before the start of the course. Participants will be notified and informed of alternatives. If no satisfactory alternative is found, participation in the course can be canceled free of charge (minus bank or credit card fees).


Students of a partner university of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin receive a discount of 160 euros on the program fee.

Scholarships and funding opportunities

Scholarships for participation in Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad are not awarded by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, but by external institutions. Please contact:

  • Your home university
  • Scholarship databases of the Ministry of Education or other state institutions in your country
  • Organizations and foundations that maintain cooperation programs between Germany and your home country

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) also awards scholarships. Information on country-specific application deadlines and funding requirements can be found on the DAAD website.It is also highly recommended that you search the DAAD scholarship database and contact a DAAD office in your home country.

The application deadlines for scholarships are usually different from those of Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad, so please inform yourself six to eight months before the start of the course. Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad cannot help you with your application for a scholarship.

Payment methods

All fees must be paid in full in one payment by May 20, 2024. The registration will only become effective once the full amount has been received on time. The date of receipt of payment in the Humboldt-Universität account is decisive. Bank charges must be paid by the applicant. If you have any questions regarding your payment, please contact the Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad Team.

By Bank transfer
Please transfer the amount to:
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Deutsche Bank PFK AG
Reference: Z.00072.01.426000 + HPSA + YOUR NAME
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