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 tutors. 


Fachmentorenprogramm FAMOS Connect (Faculty Mentoring Programme)

For international students who wish to complete their entire degree at HU, the Fachmentorenprogramm FAMOS Connect offers a suitable orientation programme. The programme’s objective is to assist students individually during their studies with professional, linguistic and cultural integration. FAMOS Connect offers its participants:

  • two specifically trained personal mentors to assist with everything study-related and with settling into Berlin
  • two ''check-in-weeks'' to prepare the students for the upcoming semester (e.g. campus rallies, DaF-courses, presentations and application trainings)
  • various workshops and cultural events (including a regular's table, cooking sessions, film nights, museum visits, field trips etc.)

Information about the programme and registration before the start of the semester can be found online.

Contact: famos@hu-berlin.de


studis4studis mentoring programme

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 directly online. 

Registration for international students

Contact: studis4studis@hu-berlin.de

Occasionally, individual faculties and Fachschaften (student committees in the faculties ► 9.1.1) offer mentoring programmes for new students as well. It is worth a try to inquire directly at your faculty or department.