Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Joint MA - European History

Mandatory Exchange semester

- All European History Master of Arts students must submit their application for a mobility period abroad by the following deadline:

- 31 January 2024: for a mobility period in the winter semester 2024/2025 and the summer semester 2025


Please note: You need to complete 30 CP for the joint/double degree (partner university) or 20 CP for an exchange semester at an associated partner university.

"Leave of absence"/Urlaubssemester

You can apply for a Urlaubssemester/ "leave of absence" during your exchange semester, which means that this semester wouldn't appear on their diploma and you don't have to pay the semester fee (but you can pay 200 Euro for the public transport ticket in Berlin) during the exchange semester

More info regarding "Urlaubssemester" here

All mobility applications require the following: 


  • Application form for outgoing students
  • CV (English)
  • Letter of Motivation (English)
  • Transcript of Records (Agnes) - if not yet available, please arrange a meeting with Xenia von Tippelskirch and attach your BA certificate to the application
  • Proof of Language Proficiency (by the beginning of April) - B2 for Spain, France, and Italy
  • NEW: „Kurzgutachten“ (reference letter) from a teacher/professor of the Humboldt History Institute (IfG) - first semester students can replace this reference letter with an appointment with Xenia von Tippelskirch


Erasmus+ funding for the exchange semester


Group A: Ireland - 420 Euro (for 3 months - altogether: 1260 Euro)

Group B: France, Italy, Austria, Spain - 360 Euro (For 4 months - altogether: 1440 Euro)

Group C: Estonia - 300 Euro (For 4 months - altogether: 1200 Euro)

Further scholarships for the exchange semester


Erasmus Documents

Documents you must hand in before, during, and after your exchange semester:


1) Before the mobility period (Deadline: 30 June/30 November)

- Learning Agreement


2) During the mobility period (Deadline: three weeks after the semester starts)

- Confirmation of Registration

- Learning Agreement

- Language test (online, EU-language test)


3) After the mobility period (Deadline: three weeks after the semester ends)

- Confirmation of student stay abroad

- HU Experience Report

- EU-Report

- Second EU-language test

- Transcript of Records (from the partner university)

- Complete Learning Agreement (all pages)