Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is one of the leading higher educational institutions in Germany and is situated in the unique and historic city of Berlin.

During the semester breaks, the university offers an intensive online summer school program for students, which provides the opportunity to experience the german university culture.

Fields of study

  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • German Language
  • History
  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Urban Development

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website.

Credit equivalent 

5 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 10 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval). 

Note: Students wishing to gain 4 UQ units of credit need to ensure their chosen courses at Humboldt do not have timetable clashes.

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and the Humboldt entry requirements for the relevant course.

For more information regarding the Humboldt entry requirements, please see the program information for each individual course listed above.

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. Tuition fees vary depending on your course choice and are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 AUD per course. There is an additional program fee of approximately $250 AUD to cover administrative tasks associated with the enrollment process and course management.

Humboldt University may offer a tuition fee discount to applicants from UQ.

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website.


Accommodation is at an additional cost. Students are responsible for booking their own accommodation for their stay in Germany.

Humboldt University provides everything you need to know about finding the right accommodation during your short term experience on the host university website


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 21 April 2023
Host: 15 May 2023*

Program Dates

Session 1

Start: 19 June 2023
End: 14 July 2023

*Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible as places are limited.

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Berlin, Germany
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.