Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Dropout? Doubt?

On this page you will find important information on the subject of university dropouts including counselling and support offers.

Perspective Counselling

Do you have doubts about your studies and are not sure whether you want to continue studying? You don't know what alternatives you have after dropping out of your studies? We will be happy to support you in your decision and advise you on your options for action. The counselling is confidential, value-neutral and independent.

If you consider continuing your studies but changing your subject or university, feel free to contact the General Counselling Service.


When: Monday–Thursday by appointment

Where: phone or Zoom, with or without video

How: Write us your request and possible time slots to:

Please note the information on Zoom and data protection.

In person

When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday by appointment

Where: main building, Unter den Linden 6

How: Write us your request and possible time slots to:

Please note our information on hygiene regulations.

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Photo: Ben Gross


Frequently Asked Questions regarding the topic of dropout.

Self-assess your dropout risk

The online self-assessment tool is designed for students to identify their individual drop out risk. The assessment might help you to deliberate your situation. You can consider bringing along your results to the counselling.

It also offers detailed feedback and an e-learning center on motivation, academic resilience, self-regulated learning, social networks and personal career management. Furthermore, it offers useful orientation for students who have already decided on dropping out of university.

This tool is currently available in English, German, Portuguese, Serbian and Greek language.



The Compass Hotline:
Phone: +4930 2093-70333
Mail: Contact form

With sending an email you agree that your data is processed by an electronic ticketing system (OTRS). Please note the information:


Information according to EU-DSGVO


When contacting facilities of the study department, personal data are partly collected and processed. The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU-DSGVO) and in accordance with the Berlin Data Protection Act (BlnDSG). Further information on this, your rights and options can be found at