Aussicht auf den Fernsehturm von unserer Schule in Berlin-Mitte

“Made in Germany” is a synonym for quality all over the world. A degree from a German university gives foreign students a clear edge over competitors in the international job market. Compared to other countries, Germany offers top quality and ideal research opportunities, and studying there is relatively inexpensive.

What are the advantages of studying in Germany? What are the advantages of a German course at the Humboldt-Institut?
  • World-renowned universities
  • More than 17,000 degree programs
  • Very low to no tuition fees
  • Attractive job market
  • Safe environment for students
  • Intensive lessons + fast learning
  • Family atmosphere
  • Full packages including accommodation
  • TestDaF and telc exams in-house
  • More than 40 years of experience

Invest in your future today: The Humboldt-Institut advises and supports participants of our German courses who wish to study in Germany with a counseling and application service. According to the student’s school and/or academic qualifications from their home country, we check whether direct or indirect university access in Germany is possible for them.

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Your advantage

Learn German fast and effectively

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German levels

All levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

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Accommodation

Immersion program with accommodation

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Study materials

Books and course materials included

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Course dates

Many starting dates to choose from

Step by step to university

Access to university in Germany

Indirect admission means that you will have to take a two-semester foundation course (Studienkolleg) and pass an assessment test before you can apply at a university.

Before you can begin your studies at a German university, you have to prove that your German language skills are sufficient.

  • For applications at the Studienkolleg (indirect admission), an intermediate level – usually a completed B2 level – is required. A student with no prior knowledge of German can reach this level in 25 weeks at the Humboldt-Institut.
  • If you are granted direct admission, a C1 level is necessary and your proficiency has to be confirmed by a successfully passed TestDaF (4×4) or telc C1 Hochschule exam. A student with no prior knowledge of German can reach this level in 35 weeks at the Humboldt-Institut.

If you are eligible for direct or indirect university admission depends on your foreign educational qualifications and certificates. If you have questions regarding university admission and the required level of German, please send a message to info@humboldt-institut.org. We’ll be happy to help!

Application service for studies in Germany

We offer advice and support in applying for a place at university for an additional fee of 860.– EUR. This application service includes the following services:

  1. Checking the academic requirements for admission
  2. An individual learning plan to reach the required German language level
  3. Identification of three possible study colleges / universities
  4. Checking the individual deadlines and application documents for Studienkollegs / universities
  5. Application to the selected Studienkollegs / universities in Germany

After completion of the German course and successful application, you can start your studies in Germany. Depending on the university / Studienkolleg, the starting dates may differ. Usually, the summer semester starts in April and the winter semester in October.

Preparatory German courses in Berlin and Constance

At our course centers in Berlin-Mitte and Constance, we help prospective students to reach the required German level B2 (Studienkolleg) and C1 (University) in the shortest possible time.

The intensive courses consist of 30 lessons per week and cover all areas of language learning (reading, listening, speaking, writing and grammar). Classes consist of an average of 10 students taught by experienced teachers.

The length of the German courses depends on the previous knowledge and the desired level (B2 or C1). On the overview page about our course system you will find more information about the duration of the German courses.

Course system for preparation

Upon request, we will be happy to arrange an individual consultation to set up a schedule for the German course and subsequent studies at a university in Germany.

In the integrated residence, students are accommodated in the institute in an international but German-speaking learning environment and can fully concentrate on their German course. Accommodation, full board, an attractive leisure and cultural program as well as weekly excursions (excluding entrance fees) are already included in the course fee.

Important information about the visa

Language students who require a visa and who plan to study in Germany following their German course must deal with relevant issues such as the purpose of the visa, health insurance and blocked accounts before applying for a visa. The Humboldt-Institut will be happy to advise on these topics to ensure a smooth process.

For more information on German courses suitable as preparation for studying in Germany, please visit the page „Intensive German Courses“ or contact us.

Where do our former students study?

Many international students have successfully been prepared at the Humboldt-Institut for direct or indirect admission to the following universities and institutions of higher education: Charité Berlin, Technical University Dresden, Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Marburg, LMU Munich, TU Munich and many more all over Germany.

What is my level of German? 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 placement test. Please note: the online test is only a rough guideline; it does not replace the placement test in the school.

Preparatory German courses

Berlin-Mitte ages 18 and older

1.130 €/week (2+ weeks) and 940 €/week (10+ weeks)
incl. residence accommodation and board


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates 2024:

April 21, April 28, April 7, August 11, August 18, August 25, August 4, Dezember 1, Dezember 8, Februar 11, Februar 18, Januar 14, Januar 28, Januar 7, Juli 14, Juli 21, Juli 28, Juli 7, Juni 16, Juni 2, Juni 23, Juni 30, Juni 9, Mai 12, Mai 19, Mai 26, März 17, März 24, März 3, März 31, November 17, November 24, November 3, Oktober 13, Oktober 20, Oktober 27, September 15, September 29, September 8

Starting dates for total beginners 2024:

April 21, August 4, Februar 11, Januar 7, Juni 30, Mai 26, März 17, November 17, Oktober 13, September 8


All starting dates 2025:

Februar 16, Februar 9, Januar 12, Januar 26, Januar 5, März 16, März 2, März 23

Starting dates for total beginners 2025:

Februar 9, Januar 5, März 16


plus 50 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2024

Berlin-Mitte ages 18 and older

895 €/week (2+ weeks) and 830 €/week (10+ weeks)
incl. host family accommodation and board


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates 2024:

April 21, April 28, April 7, August 11, August 18, August 25, August 4, Dezember 1, Dezember 22, Dezember 29, Dezember 8, Februar 11, Februar 18, Januar 14, Januar 28, Januar 7, Juli 14, Juli 21, Juli 28, Juli 7, Juni 16, Juni 2, Juni 23, Juni 30, Juni 9, Mai 12, Mai 19, Mai 26, März 17, März 24, März 3, März 31, November 17, November 24, November 3, Oktober 13, Oktober 20, Oktober 27, September 15, September 29, September 8

Starting dates for total beginners 2024:

April 21, August 4, Februar 11, Januar 7, Juni 30, Mai 26, März 17, November 17, Oktober 13, September 8


All starting dates 2025:

Februar 16, Februar 9, Januar 12, Januar 26, Januar 5, März 16, März 2, März 23

Starting dates for total beginners 2025:

Februar 9, Januar 5, März 16


plus 50 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2024

Berlin-Mitte ages 18 and older

385 €/week (2+ weeks) and 345 €/week (10+ weeks)


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates 2024:

April 1, April 22, April 29, April 8, August 12, August 19, August 26, August 5, Dezember 2, Dezember 9, Februar 12, Februar 19, Januar 15, Januar 29, Januar 8, Juli 1, Juli 15, Juli 22, Juli 29, Juli 8, Juni 10, Juni 17, Juni 24, Juni 3, Mai 13, Mai 20, Mai 27, März 18, März 25, März 4, November 18, November 25, November 4, Oktober 14, Oktober 21, Oktober 28, September 16, September 30, September 9

Starting dates for total beginners 2024:

April 22, August 5, Februar 12, Januar 8, Juli 1, Juli 8, Mai 27, März 18, November 18, Oktober 14, September 9


All starting dates 2025:

Februar 10, Februar 17, Januar 13, Januar 27, Januar 6, März 17, März 24, März 3

Starting dates for total beginners 2025:

Februar 10, Januar 6, März 17

Constance ages 18 and older

1.130 €/week (2+ weeks) and 940 €/week (10+ weeks)
incl. accommodation and full board


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates 2024:

April 21, April 28, April 7, August 11, August 18, August 25, August 4, Dezember 1, Dezember 8, Februar 11, Februar 18, Januar 14, Januar 28, Januar 7, Juli 14, Juli 21, Juli 28, Juli 7, Juni 16, Juni 2, Juni 23, Juni 30, Juni 9, Mai 12, Mai 19, Mai 26, März 17, März 24, März 3, März 31, November 17, November 24, November 3, Oktober 13, Oktober 20, Oktober 27, September 15, September 29, September 8

Starting dates for total beginners 2024:

April 21, August 4, Februar 11, Januar 7, Juli 7, Juni 30, Mai 26, März 17, November 17, Oktober 13, September 8


All starting dates 2025:

Februar 16, Februar 9, Januar 12, Januar 26, Januar 5, März 16, März 2, März 23

Starting dates for total beginners 2025:

Februar 9, Januar 5, März 16


plus 50 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2024

Constance ages 18 and older

385 €/week (2+ weeks) and 345 €/week (10+ weeks)


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates 2024:

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 12, Februar 19, Januar 15, Januar 29, Januar 8, Juli 1, Juli 15, Juli 22, Juli 29, Juli 8, Juni 10, Juni 17, Juni 24, Juni 3, Mai 13, Mai 20, Mai 27, März 18, März 25, März 4, November 18, November 25, November 4, Oktober 14, Oktober 21, Oktober 28, September 16, September 30, September 9

Starting dates for total beginners 2024:

April 22, August 5, Februar 12, Januar 8, Juli 1, Juli 8, Mai 27, März 18, November 18, Oktober 14, September 9


All starting dates 2025:

Februar 10, Februar 17, Januar 13, Januar 27, Januar 6, März 17, März 24, März 3

Starting dates for total beginners 2025:

Februar 10, Januar 6, März 17

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