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Fees and Expenses



The participation fee consists of a one-off non-refundable program fee and the course fee.
The program fee amounting to 160,- Euros is levied at a flat-rate and covers the administrative tasks associated with the enrollment process and course management. The program fee will be fully waived for online summer courses 2020. The regular program fee for online courses amounts to 60,- Euros.

Course fees vary from course to course (the applicable course fees are available on each course's website).The tuition fee listed at the time of registration is the official price for the program. Additional charges may be applied in the case of further bookings by the participating student.

The course fee includes:


  • Academic lessons (subject courses/ language courses/ online courses)
  • Class-related excursions / virtual tours

  • 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. 

  • (Online) Course materials, e.g. textbooks, course binders, Moodle

  • Computer and internet access at the Computer and Media Service at Humboldt-Universität (for students Microsoft programs, for non-students Open Office programs) for on-site students as well as MOODLE access for online students

  • 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.

Class changes and cancellation policy

  • It is possible to change language courses, subject courses and online courses up until four weeks before the course start date, provided that the maximum number of participants on the new course has not been reached. It is not possible to change subject courses once the course has already begun. Exemptions can be made for language courses if the teachers of both language courses (language levels) approve the change. Should the participant wish to change specialised courses within/after the four weeks before the course start date, he/she will have to pay a fee of 50,- Euros.
  • 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 or in electronic form via email. In case of proper cancellation the participant will regain the course fee minus bank charges. The program fee shall not be reimbursed in the event of withdrawal. In case of a withdrawal within 4 weeks prior to the start of the program, a reimbursement is not possible. Exceptions shall 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 Department reserves the right to cancel courses 4 weeks prior to the start of the course if less than 6 people sign up for the 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. The participation fee shall be reimbursed in full.

  • There exists no right of reimbursement in case of no-show or termination of participation after the start date. 



Alumni of HUWISU receive a discount of 50 Euros on the program fee.


Students who participate in more than one course at HUWISU during summer sessions or the winter session receive a discount of 50 Euros on the total course fee. 

Partner University

Students from Partner Universities of Humboldt-Universität receive a discount of 50 Euros on the program fee. In this case please mention the name of your university in the comment field.

 Here you can find a list of HUWISU'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
Deutsche Bank PGK AG
Reference: 028 099 00 05/ course(s) + your name (Don't forget!)
IBAN: DE95 1007 0848 0512 6206 01

Address of the bank:
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.