Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin Summer School

About the Program

Humboldt Summer University offers a variety of courses thematically related to the city of Berlin. Along with seminars and lectures, students are provided with field trips and guided tours to deepen and apply their knowledge base. When reviewing courses, please be aware of the various deadlines and languages of instruction. 

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Program Dates

Session I: Mid June to mid July

Session II: Mid July to mid August

Country
  • Germany
Area(s) of study
ArtsGeographyGerman LanguageGerman StudiesHistoryPolitical ScienceReligious Studies
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • January 27, 2022

Course Credits

You can enroll in 4 - 12 ECTS credits depending on the courses you select. When reviewing courses, please be aware of the various requirements, deadlines and languages of instruction. Please note that 2 ECTS credits = 1 UBC credit.

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that other students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. This list is a general guideline only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

UBC Vancouver
Arts
UBC course: ANTH 303
Title: German Memory Culture and Politics
Partner course code: ANTH 02181281
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-04
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Exploring Berlin Museums
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-04
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Migrations, Middle-Classes and Modernities: An Ethnographic Comparison of Central Asia and China
Partner course code: N/A 53774
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Jewelry. Skin. Fashion. Material and Mythos.
Partner course code: 53345
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2017-06-26
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Berlin - The City as a Mind Map
Partner course code: 2181240
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2017-06-26
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: American Culture Theory
Partner course code: 5250076 ENGL
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-12
UBC course: ASIA 2nd
Title: Introduction to South and Southeast Asian Studies
Partner course code: N/A 53743
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-01
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Visual Culture of South Asia
Partner course code: N/A 53770
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-01
UBC course: CRWR 3rd
Title: Urban Writing. Schreiben in der Stadt
Partner course code: BP 02181274
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-29
UBC course: ENGL 348 (3)
Title: Shakespeare's Histories
Partner course code: 5250033
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-28
UBC course: ENGL 353 (3)
Title: Literature of the Scottish Enlightenment
Partner course code: 5250021
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-26
UBC course: ENGL 368
Title: Literary Representations: Postmodern American Fiction
Partner course code: 5250053
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-28
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Global Land Use Dynamics
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-09
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Urban Activism in Berlin
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-10
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: European City and Regional Development Planning - The Case of Berlin
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-25
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Resource Conflicts and Social Movements in Africa
Partner course code: 15144
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-09
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Berlin Sonic: Auditory Collective Explorations
Partner course code: 2181312
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-16
UBC course: GEOG 4th
Title: Rural-urban transitions and food supply systems in Berlin-Brandenburg
Partner course code: 3312105
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-10
UBC course: GERM 110
Title: German as a Foreign Language - A2
Partner course code: 91504
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2017-11-08
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: Intensive German Language
Partner course code: GERM 100
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-02-26
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: German: Basic Course A1.1
Partner course code: 91501
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2019-05-13
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: Berlin in the Summer German Language Course
Partner course code: A1.1
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2017-11-08
UBC course: GERM 2nd
Title: Learn German - Conceive Culture - Experience Berlin
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-11-30
UBC course: GERM 303
Title: Spectre's of the City: ETA Hoffman's Demonic Berlin
Partner course code: 02181283 GERM
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-08
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: German in the City
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2017-08-23
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: German in the CIty
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2017-08-23
UBC course: GERM 403
Title: Lens on Berlin: Making Visual Culture in the City
Partner course code: BP 02181270
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-07
UBC course: GRSJ 3rd
Title: Days of Future Past: Connecting to Feminist Lives, Struggles and Visions in Berlin
Partner course code: BP 02181275
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-15
UBC course: GRSJ 3rd
Title: Gender and Migration
Partner course code: 51702 300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-15
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Biographies of the Berlin Wall
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The Berlin Wall - Tales of Division and Unity
Partner course code: Hist 351
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-25
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Nazi Germany - Rise and Fall
Partner course code: HIST 441
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-25
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Nazi Germany - Rise and Fall
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: What do Germans Laugh About?
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-20
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Empire's Economy, 1848-1948
Partner course code: 02181258
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-27
UBC course: PHIL 311
Title: Aristotle's Politics
Partner course code: 51105
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-25
UBC course: PHIL 334
Title: Analytic Philosophy and Social Critique
Partner course code: 51028
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-14
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Philosophical Historiography
Partner course code: 51014
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-25
UBC course: POLI 326
Title: European Integration, Migration and Mobility
Partner course code: N/A 53044
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 327
Title: The European Union between Supranational Integration and National Sovereignty
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 375
Title: Introduction to European Environmental Politics
Partner course code: 15081
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline?
Partner course code: 10744
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Transatlantic Relationship in the Age of Trump: Politics, Law, and Culture
Partner course code: POLI 362
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-05
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Contemporary Democratic Theory - Democracy and its Critics
Partner course code: POLI 53040
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Militant Democracies: Theory and Practices
Partner course code: POLI 53041
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Parties in Coalition Governments: Introduction to Coalition Research
Partner course code: 53047
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Ethnic Inequalities in the Labour Market: Human Capital, Culture and Discrimination
Partner course code: SoSe 53057
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Procedural Law of the International Criminal Court
Partner course code: 10770
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Introduction to International Economic Law
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-25
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Theories of International Relations and International History
Partner course code: SoSe 51467
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Violations of State Sovereignty
Partner course code: 53057
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Crisis and Future of the European Union
Partner course code: NA
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-25
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: The Social Psychology of Immigration Societies
Partner course code: 02181301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-11
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Learning, Thinking, and Problem Solving in Old Age
Partner course code: Psychology 32727
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-14
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Tutorial Ethics and Neuroscience
Partner course code: 32856
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-09
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Neurocognition of Language
Partner course code: 32867
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-09
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Interpersonal Perception
Partner course code: 32878
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Social communication and emotion processing – basic principles and clinical implications
Partner course code: 32879
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-11
UBC course: SOCI 285
Title: National Identity in Contemporary Germany: Citizenship, Diversity, and Belonging
Partner course code: 02181285
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-16
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Rethinking the Migrant: The Case Study of Berlin
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: URST 3rd
Title: Twentieth Century Berlin: An Urban Historical Perspective
Partner course code: 2181309
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-06
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Accounting Theory and Earnings Management
Partner course code: 70798
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-03
Forestry
UBC course: CONS 4th
Title: Climate and Energy Management
Partner course code: NA
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-17
Science
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Human adaptation to climate change: Theory, assessment and application
Partner course code: 3312033
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-06
UBC course: MATH 221
Title: mathematic 2
Partner course code: math 70142
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-05-04
UBC Okanagan
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Global Cities as Centers of Knowledge Production
Partner course code: GEOG
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-30
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Varieties of Hegemony. Regional Orders and the Mechanics of Power in the World Regions
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-26

Tuition and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program. 

The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

Contact Go Global

You can contact Go Global by email, phone, in-person or virtually through Zoom.

Booking a virtual advising appointment

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone, and can be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm PT from Monday to Friday. 

If you require an appointment outside of these hours, contact Go Global and they will do their best to accommodate. Appointments outside of regular hours can only be accommodated virtually.

In-person drop-in advising hours

Starting Tuesday, Sep 7, Go Global will offer in-person drop-in advising at the UBC Life Building during the times below:

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global 101: Virtual group advising sessions on Fridays

Sign up to attend a Friday group advising session online and learn more about the programs, talk to an advisor, or meet other students interested in Go Global programs.

Program Dates

Session I: Mid June to mid July

Session II: Mid July to mid August

Country
  • Germany
Area(s) of study
ArtsGeographyGerman LanguageGerman StudiesHistoryPolitical ScienceReligious Studies
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • January 27, 2022