Berlin University of Applied Sciences and Technology, BHT, is a higher educational institution which has a long history of providing academic learning and and in its earlier days also vocational training to its students.

The institution first opened in 1823 and was known as the Royal Gardening Academy. In the two centuries that followed the Academy rapidly expanded to include training for architectural engineering and vocational training for carpenters and bricklayers. The University as we know it today was founded in 1971, when programs such as Food Technology were added to the course catalogue. Today the university boasts eight faculty departments, departments with more than 70 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.

BHT currently has more than 13,000 students, 291 professors, 43 guest lecturers and 795 employees overall. The university is located in a green oasis in Wedding, Berlin, where students have ample opportunity to explore the city and engage with their learning commitments.

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Living in Berlin presents itself with many unique opportunities. When you have finished your day in our state of the art laboratories, you can venture out into the amazing city. 

If you have a knack for history, then Berlin is one of the most interesting places in Europe. The city has a rich history dating back to the thirteen hundreds. Today the city is known for its role in the Cold War, with the Berlin Wall dividing the city for 28 years and the legacy that lingers form the Second World War. If you are interested in castles and palaces on the other hand, Berlin can also satisfy this need. Along the popular Unter den Linden, you will discover palaces dating back to the era of the Prussian monarchy. For the avid museum goer, Berlin is the perfect destination, as we have more museums in the city than rainy days in a year. Some museums you might want to see include the Jewish Museum, the Sausage Museum and the newly renovated Museum of German History.

If, on the other hand, you are more interested in bars, cafés and clubs, fear not, because Berlin has also got your back here! The city is renowned for its vibrant night life and the possibilities that arise from them.

Berlin is also a green city, with over 430,000 trees lining the streets, not including the over 1 million trees found in various parks and green areas throughout the city. In true German fashion, the Berlin government has numbered each and every one of them. 

Below you can see our estimation of the cost of living for the average student coming to Berlin for a whole semester. Please note, that this can vary depending on each individuals life style.

  Estimated Monthly Costs
Accommodation € 250 - 400
Food € 200 - 300
Books and study materials € 50
Phone/postage € 20 - 30
Other € 50 - 250
Monthly estimate
(public transportation not included)
€ 570- 1030
Public Transportation
(included in the semester contribution, ≈ 31€ per month)
€ 185 per semester

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