Program Details – Berlin

The Berlin Summer Program provides undergraduate students of all disciplines with an opportunity to spend 11 weeks in a high-tech city while earning 12 hours of GT credit with GT faculty. This is the newest program created by the College of Computing due to meeting an increasing need for Computing students wishing to study abroad!

Join us for an information session with program faculty and alumni to learn more! Information sessions are generally scheduled throughout the early fall semester. For general questions, upcoming dates, and other details, email berlin@cc.gatech.edu.

Courses

The courses offered through the Berlin Summer Program are open to all majors and are taught in English by Georgia Tech faculty for GT resident credit. Classes are held on campus at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU-B). The course offerings vary slightly each summer, but they are typically offered in computer science, startup lab, machine learning, and others, and are intended to fulfill CS and CM degree requirements and integrate with the Threads curricula. Generally the courses can fulfill credit for Institute Humanities, Ethics, and/or Social Science electives. All courses are typically scheduled to avoid any overlap or conflict in students’ selection, and students are required to register for 12 credit hours (4 courses). The courses often draw on interdisciplinary themes and exploit the unique learning setting of Berlin to optimize students’ academic experience abroad.

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Costs

Students spending their summer studying in Berlin can expect to pay an application and program charge, in-state tuition, and optional group airfare. These costs are charged and paid through the Bursar’s Office via student accounts. The program charge includes housing, health insurance, transportation to and from the airport in Berlin, public transportation in Berlin, and a few group meals. Students should budget additional money for daily meals, leisure activities, and independent travel. Most Georgia Tech financial aid is applicable to study abroad costs in Berlin, and scholarships including Zell Miller and HOPE are applicable to summer tuition. Additional scholarships are available. For OIE Resources on education abroad scholarships, click here.

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The estimated fee for 2022 is $7,500 and will be contingent upon approval by the Study Abroad Committee’s final budgetary review in October 2021.

Please note our cancellation policy: the application fee is non-refundable; students cancelling participation prior to March 6th must pay the first program fee payment of $4,000; cancellations after this date will result in forfeiture of all anticipated or paid program fees. Additionally, Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances. If Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure for reasons within its control, all fees paid by participants will be refunded. If Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants’ safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.

Housing

Students stay in a modern, fully furnished private room with private bathroom during their time in Berlin. This international student residence boasts a number of amenities including: 24-hour security, high-speed Wi-Fi throughout, regular room cleaning, laundry facilities, and common areas such as study lounges, gym, restaurant and lobby, plus free use of bikes. Accommodations include study desk, flat-screen TV, linens, A/C, and access to a fully-equipped shared kitchen. Located in central downtown Berlin (less than a 10-minute walk from Alexanderplatz) with convenient access to public transportation. A standard housing deposit is required, which is refundable less any damage deductions, cleaning, or replacement charges.

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Ready to apply? Read more about the application process here.

Next Steps

After receiving notice of acceptance to the program (typically late October to early November each year), there are important decisions to make, dates to know, and meetings to attend. First and foremost, check your passport’s expiration date and renew right away if needed!

Review the Next Steps: