Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Social Sciences

Language courses

If you want to improve your language skills, the course offers of the language center of HU and FU (both 'Sprachenzentrum'), the German adult education center ('Volkshochschule') and the 'Sprach- und Kulturbörse' of the Technical University are usually fairly priced options.

Alternatively, you will find many private language schools in Berlin which offer courses. Please note, that the language centers of all Berlin universities have early registration deadlines and placement tests for their courses. They usually take place in the first week of the new semester. The fee for HU language courses are about 40€ each semester. For more information:

Registration for language courses at HU

Please regularly check the language center's website to find out more about the registration process (only possible online) and possibly required online tests. You may already take the test in advance to avoid any delay on the day of registration. Please note that the language center is ultimately responsible for the admission and that we cannot guarantee free spots. The courses are usually fully booked after a few minutes. Therefore, it is important that you register on the given starting date and time.

German as a foreign language

If you are a non-German native speaker and want to improve your German language skills, you can get one voucher per semester to take a "German as a foreign language" class for free at HU language centre. If you want to take such a class, please get in touch with our office.