Summer 2019 Costs for Art Humanities and Music Humanities in Berlin

Total billed to Columbia account$10,800

Tuition and fees are subject to approval by The Trustees of Columbia University and may change.

Tuition: The program invoice will be sent via e-bill near the end of May and will be due in mid-June. It covers tuition, housing, local travel, course materials and costs related to required excursions. It does not cover meals, airfare, medical insurance, course materials, personal travel, and personal expenses.
Housing: All students are required to live in program-arranged housing. Housing is included in the tuition that will be charged to all students on their Columbia e-bill.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses are not billed by Columbia. The estimated amounts in this section provide a basis for students to determine their individual budgets for expenses related to their time overseas for the duration of the program. The below estimate is an average of what students say they actually spend. These expenses are not paid to the program. Note that all on-site expenses are estimated in dollars based on an exchange rate of 1 euro = 1.15 USD.

Local Transportation$0
Visa Expenses$0
Books and Course Materials$0
Cell Phone$80
Personal Expenses$500
Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses$2,480

Meals: The cost for meals and food will vary widely depending on individual spending habits. Costs can be kept down by preparing your own meals and only eating out occasionally.

Local Transportation: You will be receiving a monthly transportation pass for commuting locally and the cost is included in the tuition.

Visa: Since U.S. students do not need a visa to study in Berlin for less than 90 days, the majority of students will not need a visa. However, if you are not a U.S. or E.U. citizen, you should check the German Consulate website to determine if you need a visa. International students may need a visa, which will incur additional costs.

Books and course supplies: All course readings will be available on Courseworks.

Cell Phone: All students are required to have a working cell phone capable of making and receiving both local and international calls throughout the duration of the program. This estimate is based on costs of U.S. cell phone plans.

Airfare: Estimated cost of round-trip airfare from NYC to Berlin. You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements from their preferred departure city to the program.

Personal Expenses: Personal expenses are highly variable based on each person's spending habits. They may include entertainment and personal travel.

It is required that you maintain a health insurance policy that will also provide coverage outside the U.S. for routine, urgent and emergent care. This cost is not included in the chart above.