During the Humboldt University International Winter University program, you have the opportunity to study at one of the leading higher educational institutions in Germany situated in the unique and historical city of Berlin. 

Humboldt University offers a great variety of interdisciplinary subject courses taught in English and German language courses. The courses target international undergraduates and postgraduate students. Annually, more than 600 students from all over the world study together in the On Campus courses, where they make lasting friendships and benefit from unforgettable experiences in Berlin.

Field of Study

  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • German
  • Language
  • History
  • Law
  • Political Science

For more detailed information regarding the courses available, visit the host university website.

Credit Equivalent 

5 - 8 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units at least 10 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

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

Contact the host university for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the short-term experience eligibility criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by Humboldt University.

Non-native speakers of English should note the additional English language proficiency requirements prior to applying.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. Tuition fees will vary depending on the course(s) you choose. The tuition and program fees are approximately $1,300 - $1,900 AUD per course. Detailed information regarding fees can be found on the host university website. UQ students may also be eligible for a partner discount and discount for taking multiple courses. 


Accommodation is arranged by participants. Detailed information regarding accommodation can be found 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. 


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.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 15 May 2024

Program Dates

Start: 17 June 2024
End: 12 July 2024

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

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

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.​