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 Summer Semester 2024

we are looking forward to welcoming you to HU Berlin!

the summer semester will start on the 15th of April and we would like to invite you to a preliminary orientation session at the Department of Social Sciences.

We will also organise a second information event on the 16.10.23, the Dies Academicus, in which we will repeat some of the information prepared for the event on 26.09.23. Additionally, we will discuss the AGNES course selection further, as the second course selection period starts on the 16th of Octobre.

It will be organized as a hybrid session, so that you can also join remotely. If you are already in Berlin feel free to join us in person!

This event is on the first day of the second course application period. So you can join us and ask questions and then complete your course choice online via Agnes.

But since we have received some questions about course choice, how to study at HU 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 and each other.

That is why we recommend all incoming exchage students to take part in the festivities of the semester start!

The link to the zoom meeting is here.

We are looking forward to greeting you!

Best wishes,
Claudia Matthes and Max Resch



General 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: 01.07.2023 - 11.10.2023.
2nd round of course registration is: 16.10.2023 - 19.10.2023.


Here you can find the academic calendar of the Humboldt University.
The summer semester in general spans from 01.10.2023 - 31.03.2024, for this time your UniCard is valid as a public transport ticket.

The lectures are from 16.10.2023 - 17.02.2024. 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 Max Resch 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 (Erasmus Coordinator) or
Max Resch (student assistant).

You can also find all this information and helpful links in one PDF via our Fact Sheet!