International postdocs and visitors
Research in Germany
How to obtain a doctorate in Germany
Special information for postdocs
Publications on the topic
The German Research Landscape; Career & Funding; Research in Germany - Neurosciences
Information on employment and scholarships
Please see: Jobs and scholarships
M&B Guests: First point of contact
Queries about Visa, residence permits, registration, etc.: Please contact our central office first. We will then fill in a form for the Humboldt-Universität Welcome Center with your details and dates and pass it on to them.
Humboldt-Universität International Scholar Services / Welcome Centre
To facilitate its international scientists' entry into the professional environment in Germany and to ensure the university becomes an even more attractive place to work, HU has opened a service centre for international researchers and doctoral students: website link
International Scholar Services would like to ensure that your time at Humboldt-Universität and in Berlin gets off to a good start. We help you take care of all the important non-academic affairs that you will face before your arrival and in the first few weeks after you have arrived – from applying for a visa to obtaining health insurance or opening a bank account. We support during your stay and also advise you on what you need to do before you leave Berlin.
The International Scholar Services is centrally located in the main university building, where two team members will offer their support and advice.
Some guidance: M&B Handbook
“Handbook for international students and guests” to the Berlin School of Mind and Brain (download pdf 500 kb)