Humboldt University of Berlin Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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    The Humboldt University of Berlin is a public university in Berlin, Germany. Established in the year 1810, it is one of the oldest universities in Berlin. According to THE, the university stands at #67 position in the list of World University Rankings. It has worldwide fame for its notable alumni and faculty members that include Albert Einstein and 55 Noble Laureates in different fields up till now.


    University type Public
    Campus Urban and suburban
    Budget 397.8 million Euro
    Total No. of Academic Programs 189
    Admission Process Online
    Cost of Attendance 307.09 Euro
    English Language Proficiency Test TOEFL, IELTS
    German Language Proficiency Test DSH test, Goethe Institute Language Proficiency Certificate, TestDaF
    Admission Helpdesk +49 30 2093-46724|
    Number of International Students 5,223
    Official website

    Programs, Campus and Residence

    • The Humboldt University of Berlin offers a total of 189 degree courses and 9 faculties. Some of the top programs offered by the university are Arts and Humanities, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Education and Psychology.
    • The Humboldt University of Berlin is divided into three campuses, namely Campus Adlershof, Campus Mitte, and Campus Nord.
    • On-campus housing is not provided; however, the university helps the students in finding accommodation off-campus.

    The Humboldt University of Berlin Admissions

    The students need to apply through Uni-Assist application portal for the university.

    Application fee

    Each applicant has to pay the application fee of 75.00 Euro at the time of application.

    Application deadline

    Status Winter Semester Summer Semester
    Studienkolleg (external Feststellungsprüfung) March 15 -
    Studienkolleg T-, M-, GS, W-courses July 15 -
    Bachelor, Diploma, State Examination July 15 January 15
    Master (M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed.) with NC May 31 January 15
    Master (M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed.) without NC July 15 January 15

    Admission Requirements

    • Authentic copies of educational certificates attained until now
    • Enrolment certificate
    • Certificate of ex-matriculation
    • German translations of all certificates excluding the documents in English
    • CV beginning with the start of school education until now
    • A recent passport-sized photo
    • The UNI-ASSIST receipt as a proof of fees paid
    • A photocopy of the passport (validation is not necessary)

    Language requirements:

    • The applicant’s proficiency in German will be assessed in the DSH test.
    • To be considered qualified for the DSH, applicants have to demonstrate proof of their proficiency in German is no less than the C1 level as said by the Common European Frame of Reference.
    • A minimum score of 3 points in all 4 parts of the TestDaF examination can be also taken as evidence for the necessary level for the application.
    • Minimum English proficiency test scores required are - IELTS – 6.5 or TOEFL – 100 (iBT) and 600 (PBT) (if applicable).

    The Humboldt University of Berlin Cost of Attendance

    1st enrollment fee 50 Euro
    Contribution to the student body 9.75 Euro
    Contribution to the Studierendenwerk 54.09 Euro
    4th-semester ticket 201.80 Euro
    Rent for Private Housing (per month) 250 Euro to 500 Euro
    Meal (per month) 200 Euro
    Health Insurance (per month) 80 Euro

    The Humboldt University of Berlin Scholarships

    • Students are provided with financial assistance in the form of student loans, scholarships, and work-study options.

    • DAAD Scholarship – There are organziations which provide scholarship, amongst those, DAAD is one of the biggest. One can find a scholarship suitable.

    • Deutschlandstipendium – It provides fund for 300 Euro monthly for 2 semesters. Money may come from government or private sponsors.

    • Research in Germany – It provides scholarships for the students at master’s level or above.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    M.S Business Administration
    winter (15th Jul 2019)
    summer (15th Jan 2019)
    M.S Economics and Management Science
    winter (15th Jul 2019)
    summer (15th Jan 2019)
    Ph.D Management Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS)
    winter (15th Jul 2019)
    summer (15th Jan 2019)
    Ph.D Social Sciences BGSS International Doctoral Program in Social Sciences
    winter (15th Jul 2019)
    summer (15th Jan 2019)
    Application Deadline: 15 Jul, 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 Jul, 2019
    USD 1,136/Yr
    Application Deadline: 15 Jul, 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 Jul, 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 Jul, 2019


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    Overall #74 out of 1200 in Global Ranking

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    8.5 /10

    I opted particularly for this college because the course which I wanted to pursue was not available in my country. This was the one and only reason behind opting for this college. I read the reviews and searched a lot and finally decided that I can go to this college. I applied to this college via uni-assist for which I have paid an application fee of € 75.

    Fees :

    I pay € 50 towards the enrollment fee, € 10 towards contribution to the student body, € 200 towards the semester ticket. This was the description of my fees which I pay here.

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    Humboldt University of Berlin comparison

    Humboldt University of BerlinFree University of Berlin
    collegedunia score6.2 Out of 106.1 Out of 10
    ranking (overall)# 74 Times Higher Education 2022
    # 128 QS World University 2022
    # 66 Center for World University Rankings 2021
    # 83 Times Higher Education 2022
    # 127 QS World University 2022
    # 59 Center for World University Rankings 2021
    subject strength# 74 for Biology by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 74 for Archaeology by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 74 for Chemistry by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 83 for Political Science by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 83 for Veterinary by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 83 for Performing Arts by Times Higher Education 2022
    programsPG Programs -11
    Doctorate Programs -3
    UG Programs -41
    PG Programs -48
    exam scoreGMAT - 700
    TOEFL - 110
    IELTS - 7.5
    GRE - 309
    GMAT - 625
    TOEFL - 100
    IELTS - 7
    cost to studyAverage Tuition Fees   USD 9976.71
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - USD 7326 Per Year
    Hostel + Meal - USD 5992 Per Year
    placement (average package)

    Graduate Employability Ranking- #34 (THE, 2019); Doctorate (106,000 USD); PhD (103,000 USD); LLM (100,000 USD); Masters in Science (66,000 USD).

    Graduate Employability Ranking- #90 (THE- 2019); Highest paid degrees- Masters in Science (126,000 USD); Masters in Finance (129,000 USD); Masters of Arts (80,000 USD); LLM (86,000 USD).

    application requirements

    Language proficiency (English & German); Academic transcripts; Enrolment certificate; application through uni-assist; Copy of the passport; LOR, Statement of purpose, Resume

    Admission application via uni-assist; graduation certificate & transcripts; translated documents in German or English; proof of English language proficiency; sufficient knowledge of German language (if required for master’s program); Statement of purpose; Financial guarantee proof; LORs; Resume (if applicable); Motivational letter.

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    Humboldt University of Berlin Admissions

    Summer Admission Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    Winter Admission Deadlines

    May 31

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Post Graduate Program
    $9,977 / Year
    On Campus
    Student Hall
    $7,326 / Year


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    Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

    Nearby This Campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Super Market
    • Shopping Mall
    • Train Station
    • Pharmacy
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    Staatsoper (Berlin)0.10 km
    Am Kupfergraben (Berlin)0.15 km
    Unter den Linden/Friedrichstr.0.27 km
    Georgenstr./Am Kupfergraben (Berlin)0.39 km
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    Super Market

    dm-drogerie markt0.45 km
    EDEKA Moch Supermarket1.44 km
    Kaufland3.35 km
    Lidl3.50 km
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    Train Station

    Hackescher Markt0.79 km
    S-Bahnhof Hackescher Markt0.89 km
    Berlin Alexanderplatz Bahnhof1.25 km
    Berlin Potsdamer Platz Bahnhof1.56 km
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    Landeplatz Bundeswehrkrankenhaus2.61 km
    Hubschrauber Landeplatz3.13 km
    Hubschrauberlandeplatz3.24 km
    Haus4.91 km
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    Book Store

    Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus0.33 km
    Bartko-Reher oHG1.07 km
    Neo Tokyo GmbH1.62 km
    CAMP41.92 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Clarks ECCO Shop0.46 km
    The Q0.67 km
    Tamaris Shoe Shop1.44 km
    Potsdamer Platz Arkaden1.74 km
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    BerlinApotheke Hackescher Markt0.98 km
    Panorama-Apotheke1.16 km
    Sanimedius pharmacy Rosenthaler Platz1.45 km
    Apotheke Berlin Hauptbahnhof1.86 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary


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