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Lodging & Costs

Renovated townhouses in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg.

NEW FOR SUMMER 2020! The Berlin program is pleased to announce that we now can offer lodging in central Berlin (Mitte district) as an optional supplement to your Program Fee. For a 1120 EUR supplement (40 EUR/night for 28 nights), you will have lodging in your own air-conditioned room with free WiFi and private bathroom and access to a shared kitchen in a brand new, highly-rated hotel that is only a 6 minute walk to Alexanderplatz. This housing option is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the date of your completed application (questionnaire and unofficial transcript). Berlin applicants interested in this housing option are encouraged to apply ASAP, and no later than April 10th. If you opt for this pre-reserved option to be included in your Program Fee, your study abroad summer housing cost will be included as an eligible expense in your financial aid budget. Students are also free to make their own housing arrangements, but note that any lodging students arrange on their own will not be covered as an eligible expense in your summer financial aid budget.

Students interested in Program-reserved housing should apply ASAP and no later than April 10th, as housing limited and is first-come, first-served. Students securing their own lodging may apply up to May 1st on a space-available basis.

NOTE: If arranging your own housing, please be aware that in 2014, Berlin passed a new law -Zweckentfremdungsverbot–that restricts private property rentals through Airbnb and similar online platforms in an attempt to keep housing affordable for local people. Please proceed with caution in renting a private apartment, as you may have little recourse as a renter if your rental is unauthorized. Read further information on this new law here.

Should you have any housing-related questions, please contact the program co-director at

Program Costs

Enrolled students should expect to spend approximately the following for the program:
Tuition (5 credit hours, LAW) $5,125 (LAW)
Lodging $600 - $1,900
Meals and Incidentals $1,400
Ground Transportation (Monthly pass) $96
Airfare (approximate) $900 - $1,800
Books $50
Program fee $500 (2017)
Total Anticipated Cost $8,671 - $10,871
The above costs do not include the cost of additional excursions that students may wish to take.

Travel to Berlin

Airfare: Students must arrange and purchase air transportation between the U.S. and Berlin. DePaul staff will forward information about agencies that specialize in student travel to interested participants.

Passports: Every participant must have a valid passport. U.S. citizens with valid passports do not need visas to enter any member state of the European Union.

Insurance and Liability: DePaul University is not responsible for personal injury or illness or for the loss or damage of property that may occur during the program. Program participants should visit their physician before departure to ensure appropriate immunizations. The program fee does include student health insurance for the duration of the official program.

Persons with Disabilities: Disabled persons should contact the program director to discuss any special needs.

Travel Advisories: Applicants will be notified of any relevant U.S. State Department travel advisories.


Students who have completed one year of studies (full-time or part-time) are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by April 15, but applications will be accepted on a space-available basis through May 1.