Study in Berlin

The dynamic German capital is one of the most popular destinations to study for international students.

Berlin is the second largest city in the EU, with 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 a growing number of successful entrepreneurs.

Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe. It is recognised for its high-quality education and you can experience this with GISMA.

^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

Discover the campus

Our Berlin campus boasts modern facilities and is located in the city centre, with great access to shops, restaurants, nightlife, museums and other attractions.

Explore Berlin

The new campus is located in the heart of Berlin, close to some of the key players in the corporate world including Sony, Deutsche Bahn, the Axel Springer Media Group and Daimler, to name a few.

Study in Germany

Berlin itself is found in the northeast 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 (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.

GISMA BUSINESS SCHOOL 

  • Campus address:
    Dessauer Str. 3-5
    10963 Berlin
    Germany

ARDEN STUDY CENTRE BERLIN

  • Campus address:
    Located at University of Applied Sciences Europe 
    Dessauer Str. 3-5
    10963 Berlin
    Germany

Close public transport links include the bus stop Varian-Fry-Straße: 100, 200, M48, M85. The M85 bus goes straight from Berlin Central Station to the campus. The Metrobus M41 stops at the bus stop Abgeordnetenhaus, three minutes walking distance from the campus.

There are also the following underground and overground train stops within six minutes’ walk from the campus:

  • S + U Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz (S1, U2)
  • S Bahnhof Anhalter Bahnhof (S 1, S2, S25 and S26)

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 €500 - €600
Food €200 - €300
Books €20 - €40
Public transportation €75 - €80
Telephone, internet €40- 60
Health (health insurance, medication, consultations) €45- 55
Other €80- 120
Total Cost of Living €850 - €1250


*GISMA created this table for you to have a reference based on our experience and students feedback.

The bustling city of Berlin is home to plenty of attractions. Some of these include:

  • 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.
  • Reichstag
    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.
  • Tiergarten
    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 TV tower (also known as Fernsehturm Berlin)
    Climb to the top of Berlin TV tower for a 360-degree view of Berlin. This is the highest building in the city, offering unique panoramic views and a revolving restaurant too!
  • Botanical Gardens
    This botanical garden is home to 22,000 different species of plants, a tropical greenhouse and host to a range of various events.
  • Tempelhofer Feld
    This abandoned airfield was historically used in Berlin for military practice and parades. Since 2010, it has been open to the public and is now used for various activities. 
  • Berlinale (also known as Berlinale)
    The glamorous Berlin International Film Festival is one of the most popular annual film festivals. Every February, major movie stars and talent from the film industry head to Berlin for a week of film screenings, workshops and lectures.

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.