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

Humboldt-Universität and the city of Berlin offer many opportunities to attend events, play sports, visit theatres and museums - and more. We offer information about leisure activities, German courses, events and much more in Berlin. We also provide practical tips for dealing with everyday issues. If you are staying for an extended period, you will be faced with further organisational challenges. For example, if you move you must inform the Bürgeramt of your new address (‘Ummeldung’).

 

Learning German

Learning German

If you want to make use of your time in Germany to improve your knowledge of German, a language course is a useful option. Humboldt-Universität primarily offers German courses for doctoral students, with additional courses available from private language schools.
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Address Change

Address Change

Do you wish to move home within Berlin? If so, then there are a number of formalities that need to be observed in addition to organising the move. There’s one thing that you should not forget to do - notify your registration office of your new address.
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(Leisure) activities at the HU

(Leisure) activities at the HU

In addition to the ordinary day-to-day university activities, Humboldt-Universität offers a wide range of opportunities to visit interesting events, take part in sports courses, or make use of your musical talents.
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Local Public Transport

Local Public Transport

Berlin is on the move – the city has an extensive public transportation network consisting of underground railways, bus services, trams, trains and ferries that provide convenient access to the entire city and the surrounding region.
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Driver's Licence

Driver's Licence

If you want to drive a car in Germany you will need a valid driving licence. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries will generally be required to obtain an international driving permit from their home country.
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STIBET Project for doctoral students

STIBET Project for doctoral students

HU initiatives for international doctoral students as part of the DAAD STIBET doctoral student´s program 2016-2018
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