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Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany
In 2015, the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, which indicate the standing of universities around the world based on teaching and research, placed Humboldt-Universität among the global top 50 (position 41). Approximately 36,000 students attend Humboldt, 16% of whom are international students from countries such as the USA, Canada, Russia, Brazil and Korea.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is located in the center of the beautiful, historical city of Berlin. The university has a rich history, and after surviving several conflicts since its founding in 1810, the university now boasts a rich and varied course catalog.
All students participating in exchange programs are eligible to apply for a grant from the Office of International Affairs of up to $1,000 toward airfare costs.
Due to differences in academic calendars, Longwood students may only attend the spring semester or summer short-term programs at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Due to the limited number of English courses taught, semester programs are appropriate for German majors, history majors, and international studies minors.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin offers several summer programs appropriate for students taking general education and German culture classes. Find more information about them here: http://huwisu.de/courses/summer/
Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
Students must have an adequate knowledge of German unless they intend to take classes only in English. A limited number of courses are offered in English. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin works to assist students in finding accommodations, by placing them in selected student dormitories in Berlin. For further information, visit the International Office of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin accommodations webpage.
Students on exchange programs pay regular Longwood tuition and fees for the semester they will be abroad. Additional costs include airfare, room and board, passport, any required visas, books, and personal expenses.
Longwood students also pay a $250 non-refundable study abroad administrative fee upon acceptance.
The Office of International Affairs offers two scholarships:
- Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
- Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page
The Department of State keeps up-to-date visa information for Germany
. Students are responsible for their own visa applications and any related expenses. Contact Dr. Emily Kane
to get started.