At NYU Berlin students experience a cosmopolitan city that holds a complex and crucial place in modern European history. Youthful, artistic, and hip, Berlin has traveled a path that led from the defining cultural avant-garde of the Weimar Republic to the devastation of World War II, from a divided city symbolizing the Cold War to today’s reunified and renewed capital.

The program at NYU Berlin is designed for students in the social sciences and humanities who want to earn credit in their majors—including sociology, history, politics, studio art, environmental studies and European studies—while having a transformative experience abroad. Courses are taught in English, and German language courses are offered at all levels. Day trips and guided excursions in and around Berlin are included in the program. 

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Partnerships & Affiliations

The following NYU departments are key contributors to the NYU Berlin curriculum. Partnerships indicate departments with a significant curricular stake. Affiliations indicate the offering or development of at least one course. 


Faculty of Arts & Science
    Environmental Studies


    Art and Art Professions

    Drama and Dramatic Writing
    Recorded Music
    Performance Studies


Faculty of Arts & Science
    Art History
    College Core Curriculum
    Comparative Literature
    European and Mediterranean Studies

Liberal Studies

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NYU Berlin Class

Fast Facts

Academic Calendar: Fall/Spring/Full Year/Summer/J-Term

Credits: 12 to 18 NYU credits

Course Language: English & German

Student Body: 75-110 students 

Faculty: Esteemed professors from local universities, international artists, and accomplished academics.

Housing: Furnished rooms in the NYU Berlin Student Residence 

Meal: All housing includes kitchens and utensils.

Staff: A full-time administrative staff, including a live-in Residential Life staff provide support.

Currency: Euro

Population of Berlin: 3.5 million