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Location: Berlin, Germany
Institution: Humboldt University
Term: Fall-Winter or Winter-Spring Quarters, Full Year

Language of Instruction

German, some courses available in English

Application Deadlines

Fall-Winter Quarter, Full Year: February 10, 2015
Winter-Spring Quarters: June 1, 2015

Academic Interests

Social Sciences, humanities

Program Description

Humboldt Universität is well known across the globe, and its internationally recognized degrees open many doors for graduates. Hardly any other university offers such variety: 242 degree courses – among them 29 international Master's and 46 international Ph.D. programs with lectures and seminars held in English. Students at Humboldt-Universität may study at either the traditional institutes of Campus Mitte, the picturesque Campus Nord, or at the modern Natural Science Campus Adlershof.

NU students have the option of studying abroad for 1-2 quarters or a full academic year. In addition to taking classes, students also have the option to conduct research at Humboldt Universität during the summer. Students pay NU tuition and will be responsible for travel and all other expenses.


Humboldt exchange students pay Northwestern tuition ($15,612 for Fall 2014, $23,418 for Winter/Spring 2015, $39,030 for the full academic year 2014-2015). Per quarter, students should also budget approximately $5000 for housing and meals, about $1,500 for international airfare, and approximately $3,500 for personal expenses, such as travel and entertainment.

Students applying to this program are eligible for IPD Study Abroad Fellowships and may be eligible for external funding opportunities. Students participating in this program are subject to Withdrawal Policies for Northwestern-Sponsored Programs.

For more information about billing, finances, and financial aid for study abroad, please refer to the Money Matters resource page of the Study Abroad Office website or contact Krista Buda Bethel in the Financial Aid Office.

Additional Resources


Greg Buchanan
Program Coordinator

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