Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Social Sciences

Studying at the HU

The Guide for International Students offers general tips and advice on studying at the HU and living in Berlin.


  • Information on applying and enrolment as part of an exchange program (for example Erasmus+) is available from the International Office of the HU


  •  Students planning a period of study at the HU outside of an exchange program can also find information around application and enrolment at the International Office.


  • The Department of Social Sciences does not, however, offer the possibility for foreign students to come and study as a “Free Mover”, without an exchange program.


  • The booklet “wissenschaftliches Arbeiten” includes questions and answers around the topic of different academic assignments. It is available from the Student Support Office (Studienbüro, Universitätsstraße 3b, Room 304). The Student Support Office also offers guidance and support with academic writing and the different types of exams required by the Department of Social Sciences.


Fact Sheet

The Erasmus factsheet for the academic year 2022/2023 is available to download here.


Academic Calendar

An overview of academic dates and deadlines of the Department and the university is available here.