5.1.6 Registration as an occasional or visiting student

Occasional students/Guest auditors
Gasthörer (occasional students/guest auditors) can attend a selection of regular lectures and classes and given the agreement of the lecturer, they can also obtain certificates of attainment (Leistungsnachweise). The attainment will, however, not be recognised for later studies (thus, there is no possibility to bypass the Numerus Clausus). In order to attend lectures as a guest auditor, a payment of € 15 has to be paid for any teaching period of 45 minutes per week over one semester, generally referred to as Semesterwochenstunde (SWS). The lectures and classes in question must be named on the application form. In order to give his or her approval, the lecturer has to sign the application form. Further information.

Those from abroad, who did not receive admission to study, but are already in Berlin, have the possibility to attend lectures by registering as guest auditors.

Visiting students
Attending single lectures at other universities
Students enrolled at another higher education institution may attend some lectures or classes at Humboldt as Nebenhörer (visiting students). The number of classes you take as a visiting student must not exceed six periods of 45 minutes per week. Under certain conditions, you may also obtain achievement certificates and credit points.

You can find further information online.


Registration forms available at:

Student Service Centre | Studierenden-Service-Center (SSC)
Unter den Linden 6, ground floor
Phone: (+49 30) 20 93-70 333
Email: compass@hu-berlin.de

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