Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin Summer School

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. 

Further details about the Summer courses at Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin. 

Program Dates

Mid June to late August

Country
  • Germany
Area(s) of study
ArtsGeographyGerman LanguageGerman StudiesHistoryPolitical ScienceReligious Studies
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • February 7, 2019

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 equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated 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 institution. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partner's websites for additional course information.

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 Key Aspects of Berlin's Museological Landscape - Single View
Partner course code: 0218244
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
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: ARTH 2nd
Title: Re/Inventing Berlin – Architecture after 1945
Partner course code: 02181236
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-16
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: Lens on Berlin: Making Visual Culture in the City
Partner course code: 02181270
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-13
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: 20th Century Germand and Central European Art
Partner course code: 02181204
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-12
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Culture and Plastic Arts in ancient China
Partner course code: ARTH 5336546
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-13
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Film Analysis: Movie-Made America
Partner course code: 5250073
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-14
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Berlin's Contemporary Art Scene
Partner course code: 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-05-23
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 2nd
Title: Jewelry. Skin. Fashion. Material and Mythos.
Partner course code: 53345
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: COMM 3rd
Title: Economics of Entrepreneurship (WS14-15 Bachelor)
Partner course code: 70641
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
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: ECON 3rd
Title: European Economic History I (1800-1914)
Partner course code: econ 701073
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-17
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Basics of International Finance
Partner course code: econ 70665
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-17
UBC course: FIST 336
Title: Film in Berlin - Berlin in Film
Partner course code: BP 2001c
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-04
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: Global Land Use Dynamics
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-09
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Urban Utopias: Berlin as a Battlefield and Playground of Ideas
Partner course code: 02181269
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-12
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: Earth as a Complex System
Partner course code: 3312121
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-09
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: 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 2nd
Title: German B1.1
Partner course code: 91513
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-12-22
UBC course: GERM 2nd
Title: German as foreign language-B1.2
Partner course code: GERM 91524
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-12-22
UBC course: GERM 2nd
Title: German B1.2-B2.1: Conversation course - berlin and its history
Partner course code: 91527
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-12-22
UBC course: GERM 300
Title: German B2.1
Partner course code: GERM 91531
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-07-11
UBC course: GERM 300
Title: German B2.1
Partner course code: N/A 91534
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-12-22
UBC course: GERM 302
Title: Berlin 1945-1990: The Divided City
Partner course code: N/A 02181237
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
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 310
Title: German B2.2
Partner course code: Deutsch B2.2
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-11-03
UBC course: GERM 390
Title: Narrating the City - Berlin - Novels of the 20th and 21st Century
Partner course code: 02181234
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2014-04-03
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: Writing Course B1.2-B2.1
Partner course code: GERM 91527
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-08-09
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: GERM 406
Title: Literary Studies as Cultural Studies, Module 8
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-06-14
UBC course: GERM 406A
Title: Autobiographical Perspectives on GDR History
Partner course code: N/A 02181260
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: GERM 408B
Title: Strolling in Berlin: City, Literature and Culture in the years 1920s and 1930s
Partner course code: N/A 02181257
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: GERM 411
Title: Berlin Perspectives: Leaving Home, Coming Home - Berlin and The Affective Engagements of Migrants
Partner course code: N/A 02181228
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-01-28
UBC course: GRSJ 3rd
Title: The EU and its gender equality policy: understanding the supranational gender regime
Partner course code: 53031
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-12
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: GRSJ 3rd
Title: Analytic Philosophy and Social Critique
Partner course code: 51028
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-12
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: What do Germans Laugh About?
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-20
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: Berlin Histories, 1871-1990
Partner course code: 02181249
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-02
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: HIST 4th
Title: Stability under Dictatorial Regimes? Perspectives on the Balkans and Turkey in the Cold War Era
Partner course code: N/A 51477
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-09
UBC course: PHIL 311A
Title: Aristotle's Ethics
Partner course code: 51018
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-17
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: Gender & Essentialism
Partner course code: 51070
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-18
UBC course: PHIL 432
Title: Socratic Moral Psychology
Partner course code: Phil 123-12
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-28
UBC course: POLI 320
Title: Introduction to the U.S. Political System
Partner course code: 53105
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
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 369
Title: International Security Law
Partner course code: N/A 10748
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-21
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 Procedural Law of the International Criminal Court
Partner course code: 10770
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
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: Politics and Economics
Partner course code: ECON 53045
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
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: Urban Politics
Partner course code: 53083
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Capitalism and Democracy
Partner course code: N/A 53621
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
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: 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: Introduction to International Economic Law
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-25
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: SOCI 303
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: SOCI 3rd
Title: identity and Belonging
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-14
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Contentious words and images: Approaches and debates in contemporary political theory
Partner course code: ARTS 53034
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-08
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Urban Theory
Partner course code: ARTS 53038
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-08
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Introduction to German social and educational policies: the National Minium Wage and the Educational
Partner course code: 02181264
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-08
UBC course: THTR 3rd
Title: Berlin as a Multiple Stage
Partner course code: 02181229
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-16
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 336
Title: E-Business and Online Marketing
Partner course code: 707925
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-16
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
Law
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Criminal Justice
Partner course code: 10554
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-19
Science
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: ANTH 3rd
Title: Suprasegmental Phonology
Partner course code: 5250078
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-06
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Complementation and Modification in Lexical Configurations
Partner course code: 5250001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-13
UBC course: ECON 4th
Title: Environmental and Resource Economics III: Environmental Institutions and Governance
Partner course code: 20155
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-11
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: ERASMUS Intensive Course German as a Foreign Language: A2.1
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-05-14
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: German A2.2
Partner course code: 91505
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-05-14
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: German A2 Grammar
Partner course code: 91506
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-05-14
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
UBC course: POLI 313
Title: Governing Wider Europe
Partner course code: 53149
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-29
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Contemporary Germany: Institutions, Actors and Political Change
Partner course code: 53145
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-29
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Introduction into German, European and International Copyright Law
Partner course code: 10556
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-29
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Democracy in Europe: Current Problems and Debates
Partner course code: 53147
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-29
UBC course: PSYO 4th
Title: Language and the Brain
Partner course code: 32851
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-06
UBC course: PSYO 4th
Title: Tutorial: Language and the Brain
Partner course code: 32855
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-06
UBC course: PSYO 4th
Title: Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging
Partner course code: 32860
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-06

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. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, 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. You can include a second choice as a backup on the same application if needed by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "SUMMER STUDY" option to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" option to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select the "SUMMER STUDY" option, please also include a second 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. This application typically includes the supporting documents listed below:
    1. Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
    2. UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)

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 Refund Policy for Summer Programs

The Go Global Fee (of $415.00) 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:

Not matched to summer abroad:

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

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements
  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

Withdrawals:

To withdraw from your Go Global summer abroad 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 by March 30 will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (i.e. reduced by $93.25).

Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising Hours

Drop-in advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Extended drop-in advising hours January 7 - 17, 2019

Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
Program Dates

Mid June to late August

Country
  • Germany
Area(s) of study
ArtsGeographyGerman LanguageGerman StudiesHistoryPolitical ScienceReligious Studies
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • February 7, 2019