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.

► DAAD Prize 2020 for Outstanding Achievements of International Students

► 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., 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
With these resources, we hope to offer all newly arrived international students a jump start into the new semester, which will be shaped by online formats. In the following presentations, you'll find contact persons and offers specifically tailored to international students. We wish you a successful time in Berlin!

  • Humboldt-Universität central orientation event for all first semester students (online)
    Monday, 26.10.2020, digital format, see HU websites
    Information on study-related questions, etc.
  • Central orientation event for all international students, International Department (online, in English and German)
    Information on study-related questions; points of contact/support for international students; specific offers and services for international students, etc.
    The relevant information will be made available here in due course.
  • Open consultation hours via Zoom will take place during the orientation week, further information will follow soon.
  • Online presentations on various studies-relevant topics (AGNES, Moodle, etc.), further information will follow soon. 
  • Orientation events and introductory lectures in the faculties
    Many institutes and faculties will offer online orientation events to new students and incoming ERASMUS+ and other exchange students during the orientation week from 26 - 30 October 2020. Because digital offers can be made available at any time, you can find out as much information as possible via the e-mails of the ERASMUS coordinators* and on the faculties' websites.
    ► Orientation events of the faculties and institutes


► Tips for beginners

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

► Newsletter
► Introductory session (videoclip)



We offer international students free pay-as-you-go SIM cards by Lebara, 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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