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Humboldt University of Berlin Summer School
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Non-Exchange Short-Term
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2 weeks
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Humboldt University of Berlin Summer School

Location: Berlin, Germany
Program dates: 1 – 12 July 2019
Application deadline: 1 June 2019
Duration: 2 weeks
Type: Non-exchange only

Germany - Humboldt Universitat - campus

Program Description
Humboldt University of Berlin is one of the leading higher educational institutions in Germany and is situated in the unique and historical city of Berlin. The University offers an intense program for students from abroad over in July, which gives students the opportunity to explore the university, the city and its inhabitants. Since 2008, students from all over the world have studied together, made lasting friendships and had unforgettable experiences that only Berlin can offer.

Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English
Relevant subject areas: Postgraduate Politics, Urban Planning, Islamic Studies
Credit points: 5 ECTS        
General conversion: 7.5 ECTS = 6 USyd credits
Courses available:
- Crisis and Future of the European Union
- New Urban Development in Berlin
- Islam and Feminism

View full course details on the Humboldt website.

Applying for academic credit
This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit. 

Useful Information 

Local Overview
Berlin is the party city that never seems to sleep. Here you can enjoy entertainment in small basement venues to huge dance clubs, sample German food and beer, go to the symphony or theatre, and learn about the city’s rich history. The University is based at the former Palais of Prince Heinrich on the avenue Unter den Linden, an important part of the city. There are three main campuses across the city.]

Host institution
Founded in 1810 by Wilhelm von Humboldt as the "Mother of all modern universities", Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin gave rise to the modern concept of a university by combining education and research. Since the reunification of Germany in 1990, the University has become the institution of choice for students from around the world due to the breadth of its courses and quality of its research – it’s one of the top 10 German universities and has been chosen as a “University of Excellence”.
Humboldt-Universität offers a limited number of apartments for summer school participants. For more information about accommodation, please see here.

View full accommodation details on the Humboldt website.


Program fee: EUR €690 (approx. AUD $1085)
Program fee includes: tuition fees, culture and leisure program, registration fee, course materials.

Other costs: Accommodation, flights, living expenses, visa, additional travel.

Scholarships: Scholarships for this program are still being finalised. Check this page for updates in 2019.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Vienna.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (April/May) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at

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