Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Social Sciences

Program Costs and Funding

Program Costs

TransAtlantic Masters charges tuition fees. Students will be billed $ 5.000 per semester. Tuition fees are payable to the University of North Carolina. Financial Aid is available.

Additionally enrolment fees of around 315 € have to be paid for each semester at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. This amount includes service fees (around 110 €) as well as a  seasonal student ticket for public transport (Semesterticket) in and around Berlin for six months (200 €).


Furthermore there is a variety of foundations that provide financial support to students, the most famous ones being those affiliated with German political parties. Moreover, there are several funding options offered by corporations, union and even by individuals.

An internet search is highly recommended (i.e. Association of German Foundations). Each foundation chooses the candidates according to its own criteria for eligibility. It might even be the case that you cannot apply on your own but have to be recommended by a third person.

Most foundations offer a special academic support program alongside the student’s regular studies. Additional counseling is provided by the Studienkompass. e-fellowers

Additionally, students with a permanent address in Germany and a secure and long-term residence permit status can apply for federal financial support abroad (Auslandsförderung, BAföG). A part from living costs BAföG also offers financial support for travelling costs and tuition fees up to 4600€ for one year.

All applicants are highly encouraged to apply for external funding. On the following pages further information on scholarships as well as a list of relevant scholarship institutions can be found: