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Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body
University, public
Year of foundation
1810
Total number of Students
35,398
Students at this campus
35,398
Semester contribution
315.64 €
Tuition fees
no data

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
0%
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
16.7%
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
33.8%
Humanities, Languages
32.3%
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
4%
Other studies
13.1%

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
42.1%
Master's degree
24.7%
Teacher qualification degree
21%
Pre-Bologna degrees
9.3%
Other types of degrees
2.8%

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling

Special features regarding the library

As an institution for the entire university, the university archive is part of the university library with a volume of more than 8,000 linear meters of documents and outstanding academic papers. PRIMUS, the search engine introduced in 2011, offers an innovative method of accessing knowledge contained in the university library inventory, with 7.8 million search requests per year. The inventory includes 6 million volumes of printed books and magazines as well as digital knowledge resources that can be researched and used down to the article level with 200,000 e-books, 16,000 e-journals and 200 databases and digital objects.
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Foreign language center and courses

There is a foreign language centre. Offered languages: English, French, German as a foreign language, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Norwegian, Bulgarian, Georgian, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak, Catalan, Occitan, Romanian, Sardinian, Bambara, Hausa, Northern Sotho, Swahili, Bahasa Indonesia.
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Special features regarding university sports

The university offers its own sports programme. Students can participate in the sports programme of the cooperating universities and universities of applied sciences in Berlin and Brandenburg. Participation is subject to fees. The university sports programme of the HU Berlin offers students and employees a broad range of courses. In addition to traditional sports such as football, volleyball or basketball, courses are also offered in trend sports such as Zumba, climbing or kickboxing. The university sports programme meets the steadily increasing demand, mainly for health sports courses, with an extensive range of specific courses. Approx. 17,000 participants take part in over 80 sports and forms of movement every semester.
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education