Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Social Sciences

Beginning of the Semester


Here you will find all the information you need to start your semester abroad at the HU!


Dear Incomings of the Winter Semester 2022/2023

we are looking forward to welcoming you to HU Berlin!

the winter semester will start on the 17th of October and we would like to invite you to a preliminary orientation session at the Department of Social Sciences.

It will take place on Thursday, September 29th, at 4pm in our building in Universitätsstr. 3b.

It will be organized as a hybrid session, so that you can also join remotely. If you are already in Berlin and join us in person, please take care to follow the customary COVID-19 rules desinfect your hands, keep you distance, and if possible wear a FFP2 mask.

There will be a repeat of this orientation session in the first week of teaching.
But since we have received some questions about course choice etc., we would like to provide relevant information to you early on as well as offer the option to ask some questions and get to know us.

Zoom link: 
Zoom-Meeting beitreten

Meeting-ID: 663 8886 2807
Passwort: 714881

We are looking forward to greeting you!

Best wishes,
Claudia Matthes and Isabelle Groß



Genereal Information:


Here you can find the course catalog on AGNES. You can change the semester in the upper left-hand corner.
1st round of course registrations is: 01.07.2022 - 12.10.2022.
2nd round of course registration is: 17.10.2022 - 20.10.2022.


Here you can find the academic calendar of the Humboldt University.
The winter semester in general spans from 01.10.2022 - 31.03.2023, for this time your UniCard is valid as a public transport ticket.
The lectures are from 17.10.2022 -18.02.2023. In the following lecture-free period you will finalize exams and term papers. Please be in contact with your professors as well as the Erasmus Coordination if you have to hand in transcripts within deadlines of your home university that are different from our timing.


Here you can find the Guide for International Students published by the International Office. The Incoming Teams ( takes care of the administrative aspects of your stay with us, e.g. your HU Account or UniCard issues. They also have started an accommodation exchange between our Outgoing and Incoming students recently, but it is still in its beginning stages.


Please keep in mind, that the Humboldt University uses the Online Learning Agreement (OLA). If your University does too please enter Mrs. Matthes as responsible person at the receiving institution and contact her for signatures of your Learning Agreements as well as Confirmations of Arrival.

For any other questions feel free to reach out to Isabelle Groß the student assistant of the Erasmus+ Coordination.

More in detail information can be found via the links on the left-hand side. Please look through our pages, we have collected all the necessary information there.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Mrs. Matthes or Isabelle Groß.