Study Abroad in Berlin, Germany

Academics - January Term 2018

Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin

The University of Berlin was founded in 1810 and is Berlinís 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-Universitšt zu Berlin with a choice of courses in English or a German language course.

Admissions requirements Open to college freshmen, 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 Choose one 3-credit course from those listed. Upon request and approval from your institutionís academic advisor you can take two subject courses or a German language course with a subject course for a total of 6 credits. However, we highly recommend only one course due to the workload involved in taking two courses in just three weeks. The program fee is based on students taking 3 credits. If students take 6 credits there is a supplemental fee of approximately $725 (TBC) for the second course. 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 letter grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin. Upon completion of your program, one official copy of the transcript will be mailed to your home college or university.

Humboldt-Universitšt 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 studentís 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.