Humboldt-Universität is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor  and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Berlin, Germany.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I (Winter Semester): approximately October – February
Semester II (Summer Semester): approximately April - July

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Musicology and History: Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in German is required.

Gender studies Language requirement: a minimum language level of C1 (CEFR) in both German and English is required.

More information about German intensive courses.


Areas of study open to exchange students
  • History
  • Musicology
  • Gender Studies

Students may also take some courses within other departments at the university, depending on the capacities and offers. Discuss this beforehand. Sometimes an additional Learning agreement is requested and the transcipt will have to be obtained from that department.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

German, English depending on the area, check the requirements.

Housing assistance

More information can be found here and here.

Estimated living costs per month

30 ECTS per semester.

An erasmus student enjoys equal rights and is allowed to all classes of the same degree (Bachelor or Master). The ECTS points for the classes: Vorlesung 2 ECTS, Übung 3 ECTS, Seminar 4 ECTS, Bachelorseminar 5 ECTS. You can upgrade your points in every class (except Vorlesung) by writing a thesis: ECTS 2 = 10 pages, 3 = 15 pages, 5 = 20 pages, 7 = 25 pages, at your choice.

Number of places available
  • Musicology: 4 places per year
  • Gender Studies: 2 places per year
  • History: 2 places per year
Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046

  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to