Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Counselling Service

Counselling Service provide you with support in the decision-making process, with study issues and in planning your educational career.

Do you have questions

Not sure who to contact with your query? Compass helps!

For example, we advise on:

  • Choice of studies
  • Course Catalogue
  • Study content and prerequisites
  • Changing university or course of study
  • Study problems

You can find lots of answers and useful contacts in our leaflets and FAQ's.

For further questions, please contact us by phone, online, in person or via our contact form.

esra – the study orientation tool helps you to choose a suitable course of study.

Please note: For information on medical programmes, please contact Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

What can we do to help you?

We offer counselling in situations where you need to make a decision, such as choosing a course, experiencing problems with your studies, considering a change of subject or dropping out, or planning your further education.

It is not only important to find and evaluate all the necessary information. Often it is a matter of discussing your situation together, becoming clear about your own wishes and motives, finding causes for mistakes or difficulties, gaining orientation about your options, looking for suitable contacts, and developing individual strategies for making and implementing decisions.

The counselling is confidential, personal, results-oriented and free of charge. Advice seekers and counsellor are not in a relationship of dependency.

Advice is available throughout the year, with the exception of the New Year period.



Open telephone consultation hours

You can reach us on
030 2093-70270 at the following times:

  • Tuesday from 10 to 12
    Wednesday from 11 to 13 
    Thursday from 13 to 15
Open online Counselling
Face-to-face counselling at Campus Mitte

You can make an appointment for a digital, telephone or face-to-face consultation during our open telephone hours (see above) or by email using our contact form.

Face-to-face counselling at Campus Adlershof

Counselling takes place as an open session (no appointment necessary):

Fridays from 10 to 12
Campus Office Adlershof, Rudower Chaussee 25, House 2, Room 2.227


You can contact us by email via our contact form (in German).


We invite you to our events for prospective and current students, which are also held in collaboration with other institutions.
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