27 English Study Programs at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

All important info for international students in Germany (2020/2021)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

18%
International students
University
Type
public
Status
35.000
Students

About the University

Two hundred years ago, in 1810, Wilhelm von Humboldt's vision of a new type of university became reality. The newly founded Prussian alma mater was the first to introduce the unity of research and teaching, to uphold the ideal of research without restrictions and to provide a comprehensive education for its students. These principles of Wilhelm von Humboldt and a select group of contemporaries soon became general practice throughout the world. A new era of university and academic research had begun.

2010 marked the 200th anniversary of the Humboldt-Universität. Numerous events from October 2009 to December 2010 honoured the ideas of its founding fathers. In dialogue with the city of Berlin, the alma mater celebrated science, research and teaching, and the relevance of Humboldt’s founding principles for the present day.

During it’s history, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin has undergone many profound changes. The most recent reformation followed the Peaceful Revolution in East Germany in 1989. Many new outstanding professors were appointed from East and West, from Germany and from abroad.

As one of eleven German universities, the Humboldt-Universität was chosen “University of Excellence” in June 2012. It was successful in all three funding lines in the third round of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments and awarded for its future concept “Educating Enquiring Minds: Individuality – Openness – Guidance”. In an international comparison, Humboldt- Universität ranks among the top ten of German universities. Scientists here research socially relevant topics and challenges of the future and communicate these with the public. Humboldt-Universität invests all its energy in being a place of excellent research and teaching. It’s aim is to promote young talents and to positively influence society and economy outside the university framework.

International Rankings

#74
Times Higher Education Ranking
#121
QS World University Rankings
# -
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

National Rankings

#2
Humboldt Ranking
#9
DFG-Ranking
2019
"University of Excellence"

Tuition fees

20
20
0
5
5
0

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

1 Programs open for application

7 Programs open for application

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
77.8% local admission restriction (local NC)
22.2% no admission restriction
0% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

40.7% directly at University
59.3% via Uni-Assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

5 (2 programs)

Minimum

72 (2 programs)

Minimum

0 (18 programs)

Maximum

7.5 (1 program)

Maximum

100 (5 programs)

Maximum

0 (18 programs)

IELTS Band

Minimum

5 (2 programs)

Maximum

7.5 (1 program)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

72 (2 programs)

Maximum

100 (5 programs)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

0 (18 programs)

Maximum

0 (18 programs)

Program Features

2-4 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Laws

Master of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

74.1%

Summer intake

11.1%

Winter & Summer intake

14.8%

Location

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

List of English-taught Study Programs offered by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin