Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Sport and Recreation at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


This section offers answers to questions frequently asked by participants.



Overview of cooperating universities in Berlin
  • Akkon University of Applied Sciences for Human Sciences (akkon)
  • Alice Salomon Hochschule (ASH)
  • Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin (Beuth)
  • Business School Berlin (BSP)
  • Europe Business School Berlin (ESCP)
  • European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)
  • Evangelische Hochschule Berlin (EHB)
  • Freie Universität Berlin (FU)
  • German University in Cairo - Berlin Campus (GUC)
  • Hertie School of Governance (HSoG)
  • Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (HMKW)
  • Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin (HfM)
  • Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art (HfS)
  • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW)
  • Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR)
  • Hochschule Internationaler Bund (IB)
  • International Psychoanalytic University (IPU)
  • Internationale Hochschule (IUBH)
  • Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin (KHSB)
  • Berlin Weißensee School of Art (KHB)
  • Mediadesign Hochschule für Design und Informatik (MD.H)
  • Medical School Berlin (MSB)
  • SRH Hochschule Berlin (SRH)
  • SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (hdpk)
  • Technische Universität Berlin (TU)
  • Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)
  • University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) [former: BITS & BTK]


HU alumni

Former members of HU, both students and staff, are known as HU alumni. As a proof of alumni status a printout of your profile in the alumni portal is sufficient. Please log in to the portal, print your profile page and show it as a proof of your alumni status. For questions or problems, please contact the team of the alumni office directly.


Course level overview
Abbreviation Meaning
1.   A Beginners
2.   A1 Beginners with no previous knowledge
3.   A2 Advanced beginners
4.   A1-A2 Beginners with no previous knowledge and advanced beginners
5.   F Advanced
6.   F1 Advanced with specialist knowledge
7.   F2 Advanced with specialist knowledge
8.   A-F Open to all
9.   A2-F Advanced beginners and advanced



There are no course flat rates. Our price structure is based on the costs of putting the course (resources and staff), and is also staggered by students and staff, HU alumni, and former/external individuals. Basically, the courses can be offered at lower prices than those from commercial providers. The fee covers the entire course. If payment is not received before the deadline given upon registration, then the booking will be cancelled. You will be informed by email in this case. You will not receive a reminder! Your place will be released and you can re-register. Any money transferred too late will not be repaid, and you cannot rebook on another course. However, you can join the waiting list for another place on the course.


Trial sessions

Unfortunately there are no opportunities to try out courses. Only people who have registered can participate in Sport and Recreation activities.


Alternative dates

If we are forced to cancel a course, for example if the course leader is ill, we will try to find a replacement. If we are unsuccessful, the Sport and Recreation team and the course leader will always endeavour to offer an alternative date. Unfortunately this is not always possible.

Your course leader will inform you if a replacement date is being offered.


Health insurance billing

Health insurance schemes will not cover the entire costs of a course, but in some cases will offer a discount. There is also a bonus booklet that we can stamp, but this does not apply to all courses. For this reason, please ask your health insurance scheme in advance.

The Sport and Recreation programmes offered are not considered prevention courses as described in section 20 SGB V.


Waiting list

If a course is fully booked, you can join the ‘waiting list’ by providing your email address and registering for Sport and Recreation’s notification service. As soon as a place becomes free on your chosen course, everyone on the waiting list will be informed by email at the same time. The person, which books first, will receive the free place.


Course leader contact

For data protection reasons, the email addresses of course leaders cannot be given out to participants. To contact a course leader, please email It will be forwarded to the relevant coach.


Sports partner exchange

The Sport and Recreation website has a sports partner exchange where you can find a dance partner or team member, or view requests from other athletes.

>>> To the sports partner exchange