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Further Counselling Services and Contact Persons

Studierendenservice der HU (HU Services for Students)

All the necessary forms for applications etc. are available from the Clearing Office, where registration can be made also as

Gast- und Nebenhörer/in (guest student status).

Information on the application and admissions procedure, the processing of specific applications, on how to transfer to another institution of higher education, etc. is available from the Zulassungsbüro (Admissions Office).

The Immatrikulationsbüro (Matriculation Office) deals with the actual processing of applications for entering or leaving the university, with the re-registration of students required at the beginning of a semester, with application for leave from studies, etc.

Initial Counselling for International Applicants (except for students on exchange programmes)

On the basis of their secondary school leaving certificates international applicants for university studies are welcome to gather preliminary information (Erstberatung) on course options, entrance requirements and the application procedure at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 

The regulation does, however, not include students coming to Humboldt on exchange programmes.

The advisory service is offered in German and in English.

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

For information on all medical courses please refer directly to Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Referat Studienangelegenheiten.

Servicezentrum Lehramt (Teacher Training Service Centre)

Studying Abroad

The Abteilung Internationales (International Office) of Humboldt-Universität runs an advisory service on studies abroad, on the eligibility for grants or scholarships while studying abroad, on partner universities and practical placements abroad, on EU mobility, etc.

Career Center

The Career Center offers courses leading to additional and key qualifications of professional relevance.

Postgraduate Education

The Postgraduate Education Service offers information on study programmes after graduation and the continuing education programmes run by the faculties and institutes.

Student Social Counselling 

The Studentische Sozialberatung counselling service offers help, information and counselling


  •  maintenance and student loans (BAföG),
  •  preliminary counselling on labour law issues,
  •  problems of international students,
  •  problems of students with children,
  •  problems of disabled or chronically ill students.

Student Parliament

The Student Parliament is the elected Student Assembly within the framework of Student Self-Administration. Its terms of reference are based on §18 of the Berliner Hochschulgesetz (Berlin Higher Education Act). Cf. also: ReferentInnenrat (AStA)

Studentenwerk Berlin (Student Services)

Amt für Ausbildungsförderung (Office for Support in Education) provides information on study allowances, offers application forms, information leaflets, etc.



Applications for accommodation in halls of residence in the eastern part of Berlin must be made directly at the halls, where rooms are provided as well.


Psychological and psychotherapeutic counselling services



Counselling service for disabled students



Social counselling services 


Hochschulteam (University Team of the Berlin-Mitte Job Centre) at Berlin Adlershof

The "Hochschulteam" of the Berlin-Mitte Job Centre based at Berlin-Adlershof advises on career prospects and alternative careers for persons who did not complete their studies, provides information on retraining programmes, and gives support to graduates in finding suitable employment for up to one year after completing their studies.

Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle (Certificate Recognition Office)

The Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle is responsible for assessing German and international educational certificates.

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

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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