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Fees and Expenses


Course fee and optional expenses

Course fees vary from course to course, therefore please see course description. The contracts component is the valid pricelist at registration date.

The course fee includes:

  • Academic lessons 

  • Cultural and leisure programs: Usually, the cultural and social program includes additional cultural or social activities outside the classroom once or twice a week. Depending on the chosen course we offer visits to political institutions, historical sights, museums, guest speakers, and events typical for Berlin and its surroundings. Although the cultural and social program is not mandatory and not included in the attendance rate, it is highly recommended and we encourage you to take part in this unique possibility to learn more about the German capital, its history and culture, and your fellow students.

  • Registration fee 

  • Information package

  • Course materials, e.g. reader: You do not need to prepare textbooks for the course(s).

  • Grade certificate, ECTS credit points and a Transcript of Records

  • Computer and internet access at the Computer and Media Service at Humboldt-Universität (for students Microsoft programs, for non-students Open Office programs)

  • Local English-speaking student tutors will be available for questions and conversation during all cultural activities. Additionally, the HUWISU-office is open from Monday to Friday 9 am-5pm during the course periods.

Change and cancellation fees are not included in the course fee:

  • If you want to change your course(s) a fee of 30 Euro is charged for each course transfer. Please note that a course change is only possible up to the end of the first course day, if the maximum number of participants in the desired course is not reached yet or with regard to language courses if lecturers of both courses recommend the change. Please be also aware that class sizes are fixed, thus it is impossible to attend additional courses you´re not registered for.

  • If you cannot attend the courses cancellation is possible 4 weeks prior to the course’s start and always has to be done in writing. In case of proper cancellation the participant will regain the full amount minus bank charges and a cancellation fee of 70 Euro. At a later resignation a reimbursement of costs is impossible. The participant will be asked to contact the International Office. Exceptions will be made in the following events: acute medical condition/illness (medical certificate must be provided) before the HUWISU program starts and/or rejection of visa application for the participation in the HUWISU program.

  • The International Office reserves the right to cancel courses 4 weeks prior to the start of the course if less than 6 people signed up for this course. In this case the concerned participants will be contacted and informed about alternatives. If there is no satisfactory solution for the participant, the participation can be cancelled at no charge. All payments that have been effected so far will be reimbursed. There exists no right of reimbursement in case of no-show or discontinuance. Resignation of booked accommodations and tickets for public transportation is possible only 4 weeks prior to the start of the course. After this date the International Office holds the right to withhold the paid amount for accommodation and public transportation tickets.

Optional expenses


Due to a high number of applications, the student apartments for Winter 2018 are fully booked.

Housing fees for Summer 2018 will be available as of February 2018. All students who register for the summer program before February 2018 will then automatically be notified about housing options and fees.

Public transport travel pass:

60 Euro (two-week courses) or 81 Euro (four-week courses)


Early Bird

Applicants who apply before:

September 15th for the Winter Session or

February 15th  for the Summer Session receive a discount of 50 Euro.


Alumni of HUWISU receive a discount of 50 Euro.


Students who participate in more than one course at HUWISU receive a discount of 50 Euro. Students who combine both summer sessions receive a discount of 50 Euro. The maximum combination discount amounts to 100 Euro.

Partner University

Students from Partner Universities of Humboldt-Universität receive a 10% discount on the total course fee. In this case please mention the name of your university in the comment field.

 Here you can find a list of Humboldt's Partner Universities.

Payment methods

Please note that all fees must be paid in one installment. Payment must be made no later than three weeks after registration. Registration becomes valid only after verification of payment. The transfer charge must be paid by the applicant. If you have questions concering your payment, you are welcome to contact the HUWISU tem via email: huwisu@hu-berlin.de.

With confirmation of payment, your registration for the HUWISU program is binding.

By bank transfer

Please transfer the fee to:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Bank account number: 512 6206 01
Bank routing number: 100 708 48
Berliner Bank
Niederlassung der Deutsche Bank PGK AG
Reference: 028 099 00 05/ course(s) + your name (Don't forget!)
Swift code: DEUTDEDB110
IBAN: DE95 1007 0848 0512 6206 01

Address of the bank:
Berliner Bank AG
Niederlassung der Deutsche Bank PGK AG
Hardenbergstrasse 32
10623 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 310 90

Via Credit Card 

The security procedure for the payment via credit card is ensured by the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which encrypts all given personal data. All data will always be transferred and stored in an encrypted form. Your information will be kept strictly confidential and will be used exclusively for the purpose of the course payment transaction at the International Office/ Humboldt Winter and Summer University (HUWISU) and the finance department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Third parties do not have access to your information.

Please note there is a 3% surcharge for payment by credit card. Process of paying via credit card:

  1. After a successful application to the course, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with request for payment. This e-mail will include a link to follow if you choose to pay with credit card.

  2. Automatically  you will be redirected to a SSL secured website on which the necessary information for the payment process has to be entered (name, address, card number, expiration date, verification number). In your own interest, please make sure that a transaction with your credit card is possible. Then confirm that the given data is correct.

  3. Your data will then be prepared by us and executed by the finance department for the payment via credit card. The process can take up to one week.

  4. The input confirmation for your data does not indicate a successful payment transaction. As soon as the finance department has successfully completed the collection of payment, the HUWISU office will be informed and we will send you a confirmation of payment to your e-mail address.