International

Ser­vices & in­for­ma­tion

Photo: Lucas Adrian

There are lots of questions to be answered before a stay abroad. Whether it's funding, visas, housing, language, health insurance or how you get to know people – there's a lot to consider. We have put together important information for you here.

    • Visa and res­i­dence

      Services & information

      Are you going to travel to Berlin and are wondering whether you need a visa and how to apply for one? Are you in Berlin and wondering what a residence permit is and what the conditions are? Then this page is the right place for you.

    • Fi­nances

      Services & information

      Would you like to come to Humboldt-Universität to study, do a doctorate or research and are wondering how to fund this? On this page, you will find tips and useful resources for financial support.

    • Ac­com­mo­da­tion

      Services & information

      How do you find a place to live in Berlin? What search options are there, what costs should you expect, and what should you bear in mind? Here you will find information and tips on how to find what you are looking for.

    • Lan­guage

      Services & information

      Language is one of the most important elements of well-being and success when entering a new culture. If you come to Berlin, we recommend that you improve your German skills before you leave. Humboldt-Universität can help you with this.

    • Health in­sur­ance

      Services & information

      In Germany, it is generally mandatory to have health insurance. To enrol, sign an employment contract or apply for a residence permit, you must provide proof of valid health insurance. Find out how this works here.

    • Su­per­vi­sion pro­gramme

      Supervision programme HUGS

      HU GO STUDY, abbreviated HUGS, is a University support programme for students and doctoral students from abroad. It offers workshops free of charge on various topics and events to meet new people and to network.

      Gruppenfoto im Körnerpark, Neukölln.

Personal consultation for students

The Welcome Centre and the Student Service Centre provide weekly consultations on general questions regarding studying at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

Tuesday 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Wednesday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

At the International Service Centre (room 1068) in the main building (Unter den Linden 6). This is an open consultation hour, no appointment is necessary.

    • 20.09.2024

      International Service Centre, HU-Hauptgebäude, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin

      Welcome Centre

      Lo­cal Reg­is­tra­tion Of­fice at HU’s main build­ing

      When you move into a new apartment, you need to register at the Local Registration Office "Bürgeramt". Appointments for this are hard to get. In September and October, the Local Registration Office will be at Humboldt- Universität on three dates. Book an appointment!

      Go to event page
    • 30.09.2024

      International Service Centre, HU-Hauptgebäude, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin

      Welcome Centre

      Lo­cal Reg­is­tra­tion Of­fice at HU’s main build­ing

      When you move into a new apartment, you need to register at the Local Registration Office "Bürgeramt". Appointments for this are hard to get. In September and October, the Local Registration Office will be at Humboldt- Universität on three dates. Book an appointment!

      Go to event page
    • 15.10.2024

      International Service Centre, HU-Hauptgebäude, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin

      Welcome Centre

      Lo­cal Reg­is­tra­tion Of­fice at HU’s main build­ing

      When you move into a new apartment, you need to register at the Local Registration Office "Bürgeramt". Appointments for this are hard to get. In September and October, the Local Registration Office will be at Humboldt- Universität on three dates. Book an appointment!

      Go to event page