International Club "Orbis Humboldtianus"

"Orbis" - as it is affectionately called by students - is a place where many international events at Humboldt-Universität are held, where international students can meet German students and where they can register for our various services and cultural events.

► Information on the winter semester 2020/21 for international students

Info Desk
Want to register for Orbis events? Looking for information? You'll find advice and much more at our info desk - open daily during the lecture period! More...

Visa Service
You don't have a residence permit yet or need to have it extended? Then come to see us at Orbis. More...

Cultural Programme
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, all planned events have had to be cancelled. We will be publishing new events in our online calendar. To make sure you don't miss anything, sign up for our newsletter!

Language Exchange | Tandem
You want to improve your German and are willing to offer your mother tongue in exchange? We'll get you talking! At the beginning of each semester we invite everyone interested to get together. More...

Mentoring Programme
Lecture schedule? Course work and class presentations? Library? You have a multitude of questions and don't know who to ask? Our mentoring programme will help you find your way around university life and Berlin. More...

FAMOS Interkulturell
Do you want to expand your intercultural competence? We offer intercultural trainings for students at HU from abroad, who are going abroad or who are involved in intercultural projects. More…

FAMOS ConnectEN is the mentoring programme for international degree-seeking Erstis enroled in an English-language study course. We offer extensive support for the start of your studies in Berlin. More…

Are you interested in intercultural trainings? Have you been abroad? Do you want to be involved in the intercultural field? Check out our Certificate for Intercultural Compentence, ZERTIKO! More...


Information on the winter semester 2020/21 for international students:

enlightened Book an appointment for the mobile registration office in Orbis (Registration, Anmeldung einer Wohnung) for Thursday, 24.09. (cancelled), 8.10.2020 and Tuesday, 27.10.2020. Reserve an appointment via e-mail at Please note the information in our ► Info sheet.

enlightened Online orientation resources winter semester 2020/21
We warmly welcome all newly arrived international students!

You can find online orientation presentations and information about your studies on our overview page:

► Facebook group for winter semester 2020/21
► hu.orbis on Instagram
► Orbis photos on Flickr

► Newsletter



We offer international students free pay-as-you-go SIM cards by Vodafone, which will already be available during matriculation. After activation of the SIM card, you will have an initial credit of 5 euros, so that you can make national and international calls. Additionally, you will have one month of up to 1 GB high speed internet for free. You can use the cards in standard, micro and nano SIM format. For more information, talk to the Orbis Team! More...

► Guests at Orbis


Guide for International Students

Guide for International Students


(+49 30)
20 93-46 747
Only during Info Desk opening hours

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