Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Social Sciences

Elective courses

Electives can be chosen from the course catalogues of Humboldt-Universität, Freie Universität and Technische Universität, as well as Universität Potsdam:

If you choose an elective from Humboldt-Universität it is required to register for a course on AGNES (online course catalogue) in advance.


Only MA courses can be accepted, but no courses at the BA level. You need to obtain at least 5 ECTS. After browsing the course catalogue, send an e-mail to the office including information on: title, lecturer, requirements, (paper, essay or test etc.) and number of ECTS. Thereby, we can confirm whether your elective matches our academic criteria. After completing the course, the lecturer will grade you and issue a Schein (certificate of attendance) which you have to hand in to our office. A template for the Schein will be sent to you at the beginning of the semester.