Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU)
With a size of approximately 35,000 students, Humboldt University offers a wide variety of courses in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. The university has 9 departments (Fakultäten) and offers 189 degree programs, 57 of which are undergraduate programs. Founded in 1810, the university established the concept of the modern university that unites teaching and research. HU’s main campus is located within walking distance of the IES Berlin Center. Most science courses, however, are held at the university’s second campus in the district of Adlershof, about 50 minutes commute by train from the Center.
For specific course offerings, visit the HU course directory and browse options.*
If you take courses at Humboldt University, you will be directly enrolled as a student and have full access to all university facilities. This will also enable you to take courses at one of various other local universities such as:
Freie Universität (FU)
With a size of approximately 32,000 students, Freie Universität offers courses in a full range of disciplines, including those at the Otto-Suhr-Institute, the largest university Political Science Department in Germany. The FU campus is located in the district of Dahlem, about 40 minutes commute by train from the IES Berlin Center.
Visit the Freie Universität website for a list of current course offerings.
Technische Universität (TU)
With a size of approximately 34,000 students, Technische Universität is a technical institute with a focus on various fields of engineering, as well as Natural and Applied Sciences. The TU campus is located in the district of Charlottenburg, about 30 minutes commute by train from the IES Berlin Center.
Visit the Technische Universität website for a list of current course offerings (click on Vorlesungsverzeichnis, which can be found on the sidebar under Quicklinks).
*Please note: Local universities' course directories are typically updated end-of August for the Fall semester, and end-of February for the Spring— course offerings vary from semester to semester, and some course options may not be available for non-degree-seeking students.