Berlin is a vibrant city located in the heart of Europe. As the capital of Germany with a population of 3.4 million people, Berlin is Germany’s largest city. Exceedingly open and tolerant, the tremendous creative spirit drives both culture and science.

Frequent and radical changes through Berlin’s turbulent and noticeably present history have transformed the face of the city many times over. Despite of this, the city has succeeded in becoming a thriving metropolis, extraordinary wealth of cultural opportunities – art, music, theatre, cinema – that attract increasing numbers of visitors, making Berlin one of the most popular destinations in Europe. It boasts a lively scene with lots of pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafés. Densely urban areas co-exist with large green spaces, nature reserves, lakes and rivers all within the city's boundaries, offering a truly metropolitan lifestyle in an unusually pleasant and relaxing

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With a population of 3.4 million people Berlin is home to 600,000 foreign nationals and 134,000 university students
Berlin accomodates 4 universities, 3 opera houses, 175 museums and 2,500 public parks and gardens.
There are more than 700 bikes per 1,000 inhabitants and Berlin’s streets are lined with 400,000 trees.

Expenses of living in Berlin

Tuition: Tuition fees in Germany are moderate. There are no tuition fees for PhD students at the MDC. The only fee required is a registration fee at the university, which amounts to around 100 Euro per semester or 285 Euro including a semester ticket for public transport in Berlin.

Housing: Rent for an apartment or a flat for a single person starts at approx. 500 euro per month. On average, our students pay around 500-600 euro for rent (including utilities).

Living costs in Berlin: The estimated costs of living in Berlin per person are approx. 800 euro per month (incl. rent, living expenses, food etc).