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Academics - January Term 2023

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The University of Berlin was founded in 1810 and is Berlin’s oldest university. Its name was changed to Humboldt in 1949 in honor of the statesman Wilhelm von Humboldt and his brother the naturalist Alexander von Humboldt. The university occupies a former royal palace and was host to Marx and Engels as well as 29 Nobel Prize winners, including Albert Einstein and the nuclear scientist Otto Hahn. AIFS students take courses in the various departments of the university.

Academic Overview

Earn 3 credits studying at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with a choice of courses in English or a German language course.

Admissions Requirements Open to college first years, sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.75 GPA (lower GPAs will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

Attendance is required to receive full credit. Students exceeding the permitted number of absences may lose all or partial credit.

Course Selection The program fee includes one 3 credit course chosen from those listed. For a supplemental fee of approximately $825 you can take two courses for a total of 6 credits (two subject courses or a German language course and a subject course). Bear in mind that taking two courses in 3 weeks is a heavy workload should you be considering this option. Courses taken for transfer credit should be approved by your advisor or appropriate person at your home school prior to registration.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. An official transcript will be sent directly to the student’s home institution on completion of the program.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin awards ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits. The number of class hours and ECTS credits will be shown on the transcript to allow each student’s home institution the ultimate decision in the awarding of U.S. credit. Recommended U.S. semester credits next to each course description are based on 15 classroom hours per semester credit and are not a conversion of ECTS credits. Students should consult with their university advisors prior to participating in the program to have course credit pre-approved and ensure that they are taking the appropriate amount of credits.

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