Study in Berlin
Berlin is the second largest city in the EU and has a thriving business scene, offering a range of job opportunities to young professionals and graduates. In addition to its rich cultural and political history, it is now becoming famous for its wealth of flourishing tech companies and growing number of successful entrepreneurs.
- Berlin itself is found in the north east of Germany, between two rivers: the Spree and the Havel. Almost a third of the city is made up of green space, with plenty of public parks and gardens available.
- The city has a complex and extremely efficient public transport network, with long-distance rail lines connecting Berlin with other major cities (and even other countries), and two international airports.
- GISMA's Berlin campus is located in the city centre, easily reachable via public transport and with many attractions and places to eat nearby.
- Campus address:
Potsdamer Straße 180-182
We have estimated the cost of living as a student in Berlin. In this vibrant city, living expenses are generally lower than in other places in Germany. Please note that these are average estimates only – your experiences may vary.
|Expenses||Estimated amount per month|
|Rent||€420 - €600|
|Food||€200 - €300|
|Books||€20 - €40|
|Public transportation||€45 - €75|
|Telephone, internet||€40- €60|
|Health (health insurance, medication, consultations)||€45- €55|
|Total Cost of Living||€850 - €1250|
*GISMA created this table for you to have a reference based on our experience and students feedback.
As a capital city, Berlin is home to plenty of attractions and events:
- The Brandenburg Gate
This is one of the most famous landmarks in Germany, and is widely considered to be a symbol of peace and unity for the continent.
This historic building was built in 1894 to host the German government, and was fully restored in 1990. The German parliament still meets there today.
- Berlin Wall
The remains of the Berlin Wall still stand in many places across the city as a reminder of how the capital was once divided and is now united. You can take a tour along where it once stood, or visit the memorial and documentation centre.
- Potsdamer Platz
This is an important public square which is now one of the busiest traffic intersections in Europe. It also plays host to many events, such as exhibitions and light shows.
The Berlin Tiergarten is the city's most popular park, as well as being one of the biggest city gardens in Germany. It's perfect for long walks in a natural space, and is also home to Berlin Zoo.
Berlin's calendar is full of cultural events and seasonal festivals:
- Carnival of Cultures
As the city is extremely multicultural, it celebrates its diversity every year with a carnival over the Whitsun weekend.
- Berlin Marathon
This 42km race takes place in September, with up to 30,000 people taking part for charity, for fun, or as professional athletes.
- Art Forum Berlin
Every autumn, artists and art dealers come from all over the world to visit this international fair which showcases the best contemporary art.
- Christmas markets
Germany's traditional Christmas markets are famous worldwide for their size and variety - and Berlin's Christmas market is one of the most popular.
- Berlin International Film Festival
This annual festival brings the best of the international film industry to Berlin, showing the latest and greatest of the world's movie talent.