9.1.4 Mentoring programmes

Mentoring programmes offer a great opportunity to settle into university life and the academic world with the assistance of experienced students and mentors.

FAMOS Connect | Fachmentorenprogramm
FAMOS Connect offers an orientation programme to international degree-seeking students, including a special-format programme for students in English-speaking programmes. The programme’s objective is to assist students individually during their studies with professional, linguistic and cultural integration. FAMOS Connect offers its participants:

  • a specifically trained personal mentor to assist with everything study-related and with settling into Berlin;
  • a check-in week to prepare students for the upcoming semester and
  • various workshops and cultural events (including cooking sessions, film nights, museum visits, field trips).

All offers by FAMOS Connect are free of charge.

E-Mail: famos-connect@hu-berlin.de
Website: hu.berlin/famos-connect
Website: hu.berlin/famos-connect-en

Mentoring programme 'studis4studis'
The mentoring programme studis4studis, provided by the International Club “Orbis Humboldtianus” (► 9.1.2), helps newly arrived students, especially exchange students, to settle into their new environment. Experienced students (studis) support and assist international students (studis). This includes general guidance through the new city, information on finding accommodation, insights into university and Berlin life, tips about student canteens and libraries as well as study-related support with timetables, essays and much more. If you are interested in the programme, you can register online. 

Registration for international students

E-Mail: studis4studis@hu-berlin.de
Website: hu.berlin/studis4studis-en

Some faculties and student councils in the faculties (► 9.1.1) offer mentoring programmes for new students as well. It is worth enquiring directly at your faculty or department.