A city of superlatives: With over 3.5 million residents, Berlin is Germany’s largest city and is the home of numerous prestigious universities, colleges, and research institutes. Berlin is also the country’s most important political, economic and cultural center. That’s what makes it the perfect location for students from all over the world to study German and learn more about Germany’s history, politics and arts.

School

We have been welcoming students to our center in Berlin City since June 2014. The Institute offers modern classrooms, a language laboratory, a spacious common area and modern rooms. A special highlight is our rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Berlin. Our central location and excellent transit connections put a large number of sights within easy reach.

Accommodation

Course students may choose between two types of accommodations:

Guest rooms on campus
The course students are housed in our guest house in single, twin and a few triple rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms feature modern and comfortable furniture, TV and Wi-Fi internet access. Living on-campus offers many advantages: a short walk to class, ideal learning conditions and a family atmosphere.

Our all-inclusive course fees cover three meals a day as well as a selection of fresh fruit. Our kitchen staff offers a varied and healthy diet and cooks all meals fresh every day.

Bed linen and towels will be provided and changed regularly. For your personal laundry there is a coin washing machine and dryer available.

Host families
In their host families, students will stay in single or twin rooms. Students will have breakfast with their families and lunch at the school. All host families have been carefully selected and are well- known to us. The commute time between host family and school may take up to one hour.

Leisure time

Berlin is such an exciting city with such an amazing range of options that finding things to do during free afternoons and evenings is practically guaranteed for each and every course participant:

Berlin Dome

Brandenburg Gate

TV tower

Berlin Wall

Berlin features world-renowned museums, many concerts, theatrical productions, cultural events, movie theaters, bars, beer gardens and discos, as well as shopping opportunities. If you prefer some peace and quiet, you can also enjoy the many oases of tranquility in and around the city.

Leisure time activities

We offer our course students an interesting and varied leisure program that is already included in the course fee, except for admission charges. We are also happy to help them plan and organize their own activities. Our leisure time coordinators are often students at Berlin universities who know the city and German university campus life well and can give many valuable suggestions and recommendations.

The following list are some examples of leisure time activities that are possible in Berlin:

  • Cinema/night clubs
  • Barbecue
  • Swimming/Tennis/Climbing
  • Basketball/Football
  • Bowling/Billiards
  • Galleries/Museums/Theatre/Concerts/Zoo

Entrance fees are not included in the course fee.

Excursions

Every Saturday we offer full-day excursions to interesting cities or sights that are included in the course fee, except for entrance fees. Possible destinations are:

Potsdam

Potsdam

Dresden

Dresden

Leipzig

Leipzig

Ostsee

Baltic Sea



„ I have learned a lot during this week and the lessons were always interesting and fun.
Marta, age 18

Location

Invalidenstraße 19
10115 Berlin

info@humboldt-Institut.org
Phone +49 30 5551 3221
 

Courses & Fees

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week

650 €/week (10+ weeks) and 780 €/week

2018:
670 €/week (10+ weeks) and 795 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Juli 2*, Juni 18*, Juli 30, Juni 4*, Dezember 3*, Mai 7*, August 27*, Oktober 29*, August 13*, Januar 1, Januar 15*, Februar 5, Februar 26*, März 12, März 26*, April 2*, April 9*, April 16, April 30*, Mai 21, Mai 28*, Juni 11*, Juni 25, Juli 9*, Juli 16*, Juli 23*, August 6*, August 20*, September 3, September 17*, Oktober 8, Oktober 15*, November 12, November 26*, Dezember 3, Dezember 17*, Dezember 24*, Dezember 31*


Starting dates:

April 1*, April 22, April 29*, April 8*, August 12*, August 19*, August 26*, August 5, Dezember 2*, Dezember 23*, Dezember 30*, Dezember 9*, Februar 11, Februar 25*, Januar 28*, Januar 7, Juli 1, Juli 15*, Juli 22*, Juli 29*, Juli 8*, Juni 10*, Juni 17*, Juni 24*, Juni 3*, Mai 13*, Mai 20*, Mai 27, Mai 6*, März 18, März 25*, März 4*, November 18, November 4*, Oktober 14, Oktober 28*, September 16*, September 2*, September 30*, September 9

* not for total beginners

plus 40 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 10 to August 18, 2018

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week

250 €/week (10+ weeks) and 295 €/week

2018:
260 €/week (10+ weeks) and 305 €/week
Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Juni 4*, Juni 18*, Juli 30, August 13*, Oktober 29*, August 27*, Juli 2*, Mai 7*, Dezember 3*, Januar 1, Januar 15*, Februar 5, Februar 26*, März 12, März 26*, April 2*, April 9*, April 16, April 30*, Mai 21, Mai 28*, Juni 11*, Juni 25, Juli 9*, Juli 16*, Juli 23*, August 6*, August 20*, September 3, September 17*, Oktober 8, Oktober 15*, November 12, November 26*, Dezember 17*, Dezember 24*, Dezember 31*


Starting dates:

April 1*, April 22, April 29*, April 8*, August 12*, August 19*, August 26*, August 5, Dezember 2*, Dezember 23*, Dezember 30*, Dezember 9*, Februar 11, Februar 25*, Januar 28*, Januar 7, Juli 1, Juli 15*, Juli 22*, Juli 29*, Juli 8*, Juni 10*, Juni 17*, Juni 24*, Juni 3*, Mai 13*, Mai 20*, Mai 27, Mai 6*, März 18, März 25*, März 4*, November 18, November 4*, Oktober 14, Oktober 28*, September 16*, September 2*, September 30*, September 9

* not for total beginners

One-on-one intensive course 40

40 lessons/week

2.455 €/week

2018:
2.505 €/weeks

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

One-on-one intensive course 25

25 lessons/week

1.735 €/week

2018:
1.770 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

One-on-one intensive course 30

30 lessons/week

1.975 €/week

2018:
2.015 €/weeks

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Saturday course

4 lessons/week

40 €/week

2018:
40 €/week
Tuition: Saturday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Juli 29*, Juni 17, Mai 6*, Oktober 21, September 9*


Starting dates:

August 25, März 10

* not for total beginners

Evening course

6 lessons/week

60 €/week

2018:
60 €/week
Tuition: Thursday and Tuesday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Juli 25, Juni 13*, Mai 2, November 28*, Oktober 17, September 5*


Starting dates:

April 15, August 19, Januar 21, November 11

* not for total beginners

Morning course

10 lessons/week

95 €/week

2018:
100 €/week
Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Juli 24, Juni 12*, Mai 1, November 27*, Oktober 16, September 4*


Starting dates:

April 15, August 19, Januar 21, November 11

* not for total beginners

TestDaF preparation course

30 lessons/week

1.560 €/course (with accommodation) and 500 €/course (without accommodation)

2018:
520 €/course
Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: C1

Starting dates:

April 9, Oktober 29


Starting dates:

April 23, August 20, Januar 22, Juni 18, März 26, Oktober 15

Combination course Berlin-Constance

30 lessons/week

650 €/week

2018:
670 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Juni 4*, Juni 18*, Juli 30, August 13*, Oktober 29*, August 27*, Juli 2*, Mai 7*, Dezember 3*, Januar 1, Januar 15*, Februar 5, Februar 26*, März 12, März 26*, April 2*, April 9*, April 16, April 30*, Mai 21, Mai 28*, Juni 11*, Juni 25, Juli 9*, Juli 16*, Juli 23*, August 6*, August 20*, September 3, September 17*, Oktober 8, Oktober 15*, November 12, November 26*, Dezember 17*, Dezember 24*, Dezember 31*


Starting dates:

April 1*, April 22, April 29*, April 8*, August 12*, August 19*, August 26*, August 5, Dezember 2*, Dezember 23*, Dezember 30*, Dezember 9*, Februar 11, Februar 25*, Januar 28*, Januar 7, Juli 1, Juli 15*, Juli 22*, Juli 29*, Juli 8*, Juni 10*, Juni 17*, Juni 24*, Juni 3*, Mai 13*, Mai 20*, Mai 27, Mai 6*, März 18, März 25*, März 4*, November 18, November 4*, Oktober 14, Oktober 28*, September 16*, September 2*, September 30*, September 9

** Course over Christmas


 

What is included:

All courses with housing accommodations include all lessons, course materials, housing, full board, daily activity program, weekly excursions (except entrance fees) and a certificate.
Courses without accommodation and part-time courses include all lessons, books and a certificate.

 

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Special programs

Part-time courses

In addition to our courses with housing accommodations, in our school in Berlin City we also offer part-time German courses. No matter if you wish to study German in the morning*, in the evening* or on Saturdays*: we have the right course for you!

You are welcome to have your German language level tested at our institute before your course starts. Please call to make an appointment for the test. Alternatively, you can test your German skills by taking our online test. The online test is only a rough guideline; it does not replace the placement test in the school.

Learners with previous German knowledge may begin a course on a weekly basis upon previous agreement and depending on the placement test results.

Here you find the schedules for our part-time courses:
Morning course: Monday – Friday from 7:00 – 8:30
Evening course: Tuesday and Thursday from 18.00 – 20.30 Uhr
Saturday course: 9:30 – 13.00

*For students requiring visas: no visa will be granted for courses involving fewer than 18 lessons per week.

Berlin and Constance: two cities – one course

With the combination of courses in Berlin and Constance our learners have the opportunity to experience two uniquely distinct regions of Germany within a short amount of time.

On the one hand Germany’s capital, with more than 3.5 million inhabitants is the largest and most vibrant city in the country with a large variety of sights and cultural offers. Constance, on the other hand, is an unhurried and laid-back city of 85,000 inhabitants and is rated as having the highest quality of life in Germany due to its gorgeous location on the shores of Lake Constance and its proximity to Switzerland and the Alps.

Intercity bus transfers between the cities (Constance–Berlin or Berlin–Constance) is included in the course fee when booking two consecutive courses of a minimum of five weeks in each of the two cities.

Video

Discover the two course centers for adults in Berlin and Constance in this video. Enjoy watching!

Arrival and departure

Our day of arrival is the Sunday before the course starts and the departure day is the Saturday after the end of the course.

Many (German) cities offer a direct train or bus connection to Berlin. The airports in Berlin are served from many different airlines nationally and internationally.

Arriving by your own car?

The Humboldt-Institut Berlin City is located in the central district and has an underground garage where students may park for a fee. Public street parking is also available nearby.

Railway station

The school is located directly next to the S-Bahn (suburban train) station Nordbahnhof. The next U-Bahn (subway, metro) station Naturkundemuseum (natural history museum) is about 500 meters away. By tram, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central train station) can be reached within seven minutes.

Airport transfer

If students wish to be picked up from the airport, we can arrange an airport transfer service for a fee from and to one of the Berlin airports: Tegel (TXL) or Schönefeld (SXF).

Airport
Berlin-Tegel (TXL)

40,00 EUR
(per person and way)

Airport
Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF)

40,00 EUR
(per person and way)

If you still have questions:

For further information and answers please see our FAQ.
For your personal offer contact us.