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FAQ about the Alumni-Portal

You have any question concerning the Alumni-Portal? Here you may find detailed answers to the most common questions of the Humboldt family. If you have further questions, please contact the Alumni office.



How to register for the Alumni-Portal?
To register for the Alumni-Portal please click here. The following document gives you a step-by-step guide on how to register. After you have registered the alumni team will activate your account and you will receive an automatically generated password via e-mail.

Instructions Alumni-Portal (pdf)


I forgot my password.

If you have forgotten your password please contact the alumni office by sending us an e-mail proving your identity through a scan of your enrolment documents (“Immatrikulationsbescheinigung”) or another document stating that you were associated with HU. After verifying the document we will send you a new password via e-mail.


Can I log-in via facebook, linkedin or google+?

Yes, you can use your log-in data from the social media sites named above. If you are having difficulties logging in with third party accounts please use the log-in button in the top right corner of the alumni website using your user name and password.


Can I automatically forward my alumni e-mails to another account?

Yes, you can integrate your alumni inbox into e-mail programs via IMAP and POP. Please use the following document: Instructions Alumni-Mail (pdf).


Can I still use the VPN-client as an alumnus/ alumna?

Unfortunately, it is impossible to use the student VPN client after the end of your studies. Due to legal restrictions this service is only available for current students, staff and researchers of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


Is there a difference between my user name in the Alumni-Portal and my alumni-mail-address?

Yes. Your user name in the Alumni-Portal consists of namesurname (e.g. alexanderhumboldt). To create the user name for the Alumni-Mail please insert a dot between name and surname (e.g. alexander.humboldt@alumni.hu-berlin.de).


I already have an Alumni-Portal account but I don’t use the e-mail address I gave when I created the account or I can’t remember it. Do I need to create a new account?

No, you don’t need to register again. Please write us a short e-mail stating your new e-mail-address. Don’t forget to identify yourself, for example by attaching one of your HU certificates. After verifying your identification we will send you an automatically generated password to your new e-mail-address.