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Why you should study at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Michael Kämper-van den Boogaart, VPSI

Dear Prospective Students,

You are at a stage in your lives - and a very important one - where you are shaping your future. Perhaps you are wondering: which is the right university for me? What do I even want to study? I would like to add one more question: why should I study at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin?

Humboldt-Universität is one of more than 100 universities located in Germany. Berlin alone has four universities and many other higher education institutions. Humboldt-Universität offers you a wide range of subjects enhanced by the fact that it is located in ­Berlin, a top scientific location. You can expect outstanding collaborative work and all the advantages of a unique location in the historic city centre.

Imagine what it would be like to study Archaeology or Art and Visual History right next to Museum Island! You’ll be positioned to take advantage of the latest research findings from the MATHEON network on your Mathematics course. Of course you don’t have to be interested in archaeology or mathematics to experience the Humboldt-Universität’s strengths and state-of-the-art research. We are one of Germany’s top ten universities for research. This means exciting, research-based teaching for your studies.

Your scientific education will be supplemented by career-related training: Humboldt-Universität is serious about its responsibility to prepare students as thoroughly as possible for the job market. In addition to various internship boards, we also have a wide range of qualifications on offer in the Career Center, in the Language Centre and through the departments’ own special programs.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin also displays its versatility in student teaching in project tutorials and in the wide range of extracurricular activities available to students: university sport, choirs and orchestras, and student self-administration. After all, being a student means more than just attending lectures.

Discover the campus as a place to experience life. Discover the exciting opportunities which Humboldt-Universität and Berlin have to offer. Our Student Advisory Service would be happy to help with your study decision.


Prof. Dr. Michael Kämper-van den Boogaart
Vice President for Academic and International Affairs