International Scholar Services

The International Scholar Services (ISS) support researchers and PhD candidates from abroad and help them settle in to university and city life.

Are you coming to Humboldt-Universität from abroad as a:

  • Doctoral candidate?
  • Visiting scholar?
  • Academic assistant?
  • Newly appointed professor?

International Scholar Services would like to ensure that your time at Humboldt-Universität and in Berlin gets off to a good start. We help you take care of all the important non-academic affairs that you will face before your arrival and in the first few weeks after you have arrived. We support during your stay and also advise you on what you need to do before you leave Berlin.

Registration with the International Scholar Services:

In order for us to provide you with comprehensive advice, we kindly ask if you can complete a short registration as an international scholar at the HU. Simply fill out the registration form and send it to us via email, fax or (internal) post or alternatively you can bring it with you to an advice consultation. Please understand that we can only respond to queries upon completion of the registration.
 
 

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DAAD STIBET scholarships for socially engaged international PhD candidates

These scholarships, funded by the federal foreign office, aim to support socially engaged international PhD candidates of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, who are active members at the HU-Docs. For more information please see the pdfs: scholarship announcement / application form. Application deadline is 1 August 2017.

Closing time during summer semester break: From 28 Aug.-1 Sept. 2017 our office will be closed. We will open again with our consultation hour on 4 Sept. 2017 at 1:00pm.
 
Mailing list for international scholars

Via the newly created mailing list the International Scholar Services inform on a regular basis about practical matters around the organization of a research stay at HU. Also, internationals scholars themselves can use this list as platform to share relevant information with their colleagues  and further scholars. Subscribe here

 

 

Research at HU

Research at HU

Ways to HU: PhD students / Postdocs / Visiting Scholars / Professors / Application tips
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Before Arrival

Before Arrival

Information on: Visa and Entry Requirements / Finding Accommodation / Health Insurance / Planning your Journey
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Upon Arrival

Upon Arrival

Information on: Local Registration Office / Residence Permit / Work Contract at HU / HU Library and Canteen / Bank Account / Broadcasting Fees
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Living and Working in Berlin

Living and Working in Berlin

Information on: Learning German / Address Change / (Leisure) activities at the HU / Local Public Transport / Driver's Licence / STIBET Project for doctoral students
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Before Departure

Before Departure

Information on: Deregistering with Bürgeramt / Cancelling accommodation, health insurance, bank account
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For HU Hosts

For HU Hosts

The International Scholar Services also support members of the Humboldt-Universität who act as "hosts" for guests coming from abroad - for instance with information about the style of an invitation letter upon submission to the embassy.
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International Scholar Services would like to thank Santander Universities and the Humboldt-Universität Foundation for their support.

 

    

 

Disclaimer

International Scholar Services is happy to assist you with all non-academic matters and provide support with all extracurricular issues. Please note that International Scholar Services offers assistance only. You must make all decisions on the basis of this assistance independently and you bear the sole responsibility for them. International Scholar Services and its staff cannot accept any liability for the information it provides and the consequences resulting from it.