Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - International Office

How do I apply?


1. Requirements 

  • You need to be enrolled at a university.
  • Your university needs to select you for the Erasmus Program.
  • Most of the courses are taught in German. Therefor you need a B2 certificate or participate in a German intensive class (approx. 100 h) before the beginning of the semester.
  • A few courses are taught in English. It depends on the individual course selection if you will find enough of those for your purposes.


2. A successful application at your home university 


3. The applications process at Humboldt-University 

  • Application period for Erasmus students:
  • Winter semester: 1st of April – 31st of May
  • Summer semester: 1st of October – 30th of November
  • Please note that the application is not complete until you have finished the online application process and have handed in all necessary documents.
  • During the application process you can take the German C-Test. If you receive less than 61 points, you need to sign in for a German intensive class.
  • Here is the link to the online application.
  • How to fill out the online application.


4. Confirmation of Application

  • Within 4-6 weeks (after the application deadline) you will receive the Erasmus nomination letter from Humboldt-University.
  • Please sign the nomination form and get a signature from the coordinator of your home university.
  • After receiving your signed nomination form you will receive an official "Letter of Confirmation" for your Erasmus studies at HU.


5. Plan your Studies