Humboldt University Of Berlin Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

2010 marked the 200th anniversary of the Humboldt-Universität. Numerous events from October 2009 to December 2010 honored 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.

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.

Humboldt University of Berlin Ranking

Humboldt University Berlin belongs to the top 100 universities in the world and the top 50 universities in Europe.

Ranking Year Rank
(in the world)
(in Europe)
QS World University Rankings 2021 117 43
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 80 27



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
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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 the Uni-Assist application portal for the university.

Application fees

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

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).

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