Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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

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General information for exchange students

Course information

Course catalogue

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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

Humanities (except Languages). Subjects taught here include:

  • History
  • Music and Media Studies
  • Gender Studies

Students may also take some courses within other departments at the university, depending on the capacities and offers.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

German, English.

Housing assistance

Humboldt-universität offers a limited number of rooms for international program students in two Berlin student dormitories. However, the request usually far exceeds the contingent and students who cannot be offered a room have to look for accommodation on their own.

More information can be found on their Accommodation webpage.


Estimated living costs per month

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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
  • Music and Media: 4 places per year
  • Gender Studies: 2 places per year
  • History: 2 places per year
Additional information


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