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Art, Science, PhD graduate programs, courses and degrees - Colleges, universities and institutes in Berlin Germany

Updated on June 22, 2013

Berlin is one of the largest science cities in Europe. More than 200,00 citizens from all over the world study, teach, work and conduct research at the four universities, seven technical colleges, four art academies, 19 private colleges and nearly 100 non-academic research institutes.

Some of the famous scientists who worked in Berlin are Humboldt, Einstein, Virchow, Koch, Meitner and Planck. Europe's largest medical faculty, The Charite (established in 1710) is also in Berlin. Humboldt University in Berlin is 200 year old. Max Planck society will soon be celebrating its centennial year. Germany's major research organizations, including the Fraunofer Society, the Helmholtz Association and the Leibniz Association all have several institutes in Berlin. In this article, I will give a short introduction to the major universities in Berlin.

Free University Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin)

Free University is famous for its expertise in the fields of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and medicine. There are institutes for North America, Eastern European and Latin American studies as well as Jewish studies and Theater sciences.

Most of the bachelor and master courses are conducted in German and there is no tuition fees. There is semester fees (around €300) which also includes the bus/train ticket for one semester. However, there are few English masters courses both full time and part time. There is tuition fees as well as semester fees for that. If you compare this fees with the rest of the word, it's very low.

Website in English

Humboldt University

Humboldt University also has humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, human medicine and agricultural sciences. Physics department of Humboldt University is renowned. The medical programs of the two universities are based at Charite.

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Technical University Berlin

This is the engineering university of Berlin. If you graduate with a Phd degree from here you will get Dr. ing title (German engineering doctorate title). It also has natural science and information technology and management courses.

Website in English

University of the Arts

The main schools in this University are:

1. College of Fine Arts

2. College of Architecture, Media and Design

3. College of Music

4. College of Performing Arts

5. Cultural Journalism

6. Leadership in Digital Communication

7. Music Therapy

8. Sound Studies / Acoustic Communication

Website in English

Living expenses

Cost of living in Berlin is extremely low compared to the other big cities. You can get a single room apartment (around 40 sq m) for around €300. If you live in a shared apartment (called WG in Germany) you need to spent only around €200 as rent. If you shop in 'wedding' area in Berlin and cook food, monthly food expense will be around €200. So you can easily live with just €500/month. You may be wondering about the travel expense. Your semester fees also includes the monthly bus/train ticket, so you don't have to pay anything. Also, there are special student rates for Museums and other events. Even for maintaining a bank account in Berlin, you don't have to pay if you have a student ID.

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      amit234 4 years ago

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