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Humboldt Universität

Founded in 1810 as Berlin University, the Humboldt-Universität  is now named after its founder, and is situated in the heart of Berlin, about 500 metres from the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Berlin Cathedral, the State Opera House, and the world-famous Pergamon Museum. In its immediate surroundings are several theatres, the shopping areas in the Friedrichstraße, the 'old' centres of Berlin nightlife in Kreuzberg (for West Berlin) and Prenzlauer Berg (East Berlin), and the new heart of Berlin's nightlife, the Potsdamer Platz and Friedrichshain.

Exchange places

The exchange agreement between King's and the Humboldt-Universität allows for up to 7 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for German undergraduate students, 18 FYE places for undergraduate European Studies students and 2 FYE places for undergraduate English Literature students. This can be a combination of students going for a full academic year OR for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.

Eligibility for King's students

Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.

King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them. 

For students in the Modern Languages Department, studying German language,  in order to study at Humboldt in Berlin, post-ALevel students will require a mark of 65 or above in their Formative Exam for 5AAGLB08 (taken in December). Ab initio German students will also require a mark of 65 or above in their January exam. Please note that we will look at each case on an individual basis and may also take into consideration the marks received for First Year Core Language.

English and German students

Students in English and German will study in the Arts & Humanities II faculty at the Humboldt. Important and useful information about studying in the faculty can be found here

Estimated living costs

Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.

A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.

Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.


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