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 – from applying for a visa to obtaining health insurance or opening a bank account. We support during your stay and also advise you on what you need to do before you leave Berlin.

On the following pages, you will find more information on the support services we offer you.
 

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.
 

We would be happy to advise you:

     Monday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
     Wednesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

     Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Or book an appointment and avoid having to wait.

You can find us in the Humboldt-Universität Main Building, Unter den Linden 6, room 1069. (access via the entrance “Universitätsstraße”)
 
 

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Event for international PhD-candidates of Social Sciences and Economics: HU-Berlin: „Perspektiven nach der Promotion“ – German Research Organisations – Perspectives in Germany beyond Universities (5 April 2017). More information

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

You would like to teach or conduct research at HU? There are many options for international researchers to join HU. Here we give you a first overview and some hands-on advice for the next steps.
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Before Arrival

Before Arrival

To ensure that your time at Humboldt-Universität gets off to a good start, we recommend that you prepare properly at an early stage. We have put together an overview of the key points to consider before you arrive.
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Upon Arrival

Upon Arrival

You have arrived and found accommodation to suit you – what happens now? There are a few things you will need to do at the beginning of your stay. We would be happy to assist you with them. The best thing to do would be to book a consultation appointment in advance.
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Living and Working in Berlin

Living and Working in Berlin

Your first few weeks will be a time to explore life at Humboldt-Universität and in Berlin. We provide information about activities that may interest you and offer tips regarding everyday issues.
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Before Departure

Before Departure

There are also a few formalities to complete before you leave Humboldt-Universität. These include deregistering with the Bürgeramt and cancelling your accommodation, health insurance and 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.