7.1 Berlin Perspectives – international study module

Berlin Perspectives is an additional, interdisciplinary study module specifically geared towards international exchange students from all subject areas who are still feeling insecure about their German language skills to take part in regular university courses. The programme offers seminars taught in English and German within the field of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences. These seminars focus thematically on Berlin and allow the students to engage with selected topics of German culture.

In addition to a choice of seminars, students may opt for Berlin Perspectives Mentoring, through which they will receive assisstance from student mentors during their transition into German univeristy life, and ongoing support throughout their stay at Humboldt-Universität. Students who opt for Berlin Perspectives Mentoring are entitled to a free German class, taught at the HU Language Centre.

Berlin Perspectives is organised by and is part of the bologna.lab. International students. who fulfill the formal and linguistic requirements, are asked to apply directly to the bologna.lab. Students may earn up to 2/3 of their study points (20 ECTS max.: 15 ECTS via the Berlin Perspectives seminars and, if applicable, a further 5 ECTS via the optional German language class) per semester via Berlin Perspectives.


Berlin Perspectives | bologna.lab
Dr. Julia Effertz
Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, room 208 und 211
10117 Berlin

Phone: (+49 30) 20 93-70 827
Email: berlinperspectives@hu-berlin.de