Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - HU-Docs

HU-Docs - Doctoral Candidate Network of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Our upcoming events can be found here. All of our events are open to members and non-members alike!


You can find all our social media here!


Invitation: General Meeting
October 10, 2023


The Doctoral Student Network of HU is a registered association under the name HU Docs e.V.
On Tuesday, October 10th, our regular general meeting will take place in HGS, Room 144.
The meeting will start at 6:00 PM. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

The meeting is open to the public, and attendance does not require prior registration. However, only association members can participate in the election or nominate themselves for the executive committee. Membership in the association is free, and you can become a member during the general meeting if you feel connected to Berlin's doctoral students. You do not need to be enrolled at HU. More information is available at
We always welcome individuals who want to shape the future of HU Docs. If you have a proposal or wish to nominate yourself, please feel free to contact us in advance. It is also possible to spontaneously nominate yourself for the election. Serving on the executive committee is mostly enjoyable and provides valuable insights into Berlin and the university.

1. Report from the board on the activities of the past year.
2. Treasurer's report on the financial situation of the association.
3. Questions or remarks from the participants.
4. Vote on discharging the executive committee.
5. Introduction of new candidates for the new executive committee.
6. Election of the new executive committee.
7. Election of a representative for Circle U.

For the election (Item 7) of our representative to Circle U, only enrolled doctoral students at HU can participate. Circle U is a European university network, of which HU is a member. The representative is expected to attend occasional meetings. You can simultaneously be a member of the executive committee and the Circle U representative.

The HU Docs team is looking forward to seeing you!



Stammtisch: Wednesday, October 4 

7:00 pm


Triftstraße 67, 13353 Berlin


Let´s take a break from due dates, and let's have some snacks and drinks together at a typical kiez brewery in the district of Wedding. Sometimes it's hard, but community and friends make it easier! 
Join us for our Stammtisch, an informal gathering to have a drink or a beer for Berlin doctoral candidates and future ones. Join us to talk about your experiences and problems in this journey, get to know new people, and discover the city together. Everyone is welcome; no registration is required.
Stammtisch takes place in a different bar or park every time depending on the weather conditions.


Thesis writing group: Thursday, 13 july


With our Academic English Tutor Jamie McGee. Join us and let's work together on our dissertations. Everyone is welcome no matter how advanced you are on your writing. No registration is needed.


Starting from 14:30

Location: Infothek Room 1068, Unter den Linden 6 (HU main building, ground floor, the western or the left side)


Doc Café ... We are back!!!

Campus Adlershof   

Monday, 10 July
13:00h -14:30h
Motorenprünstand (MoPs)
Newtonstr. 16

12489 Berlin-Adlershof 


Campus Mitte

Monday, 10 July

13:30h -14:30h

Unter den Linden 6, Infothek (Room 1068)


Drop by and meet other doctoral candidates, exchange problems, and learn tips and tricks! We will serve free coffee and cookies. Everyone is welcome. No registration is required.


HU-Docs Event Calendar

We are working on the Winter Semester 2022-2023 calendar; more info to come.

External events

Other recommended events relevant for doctoral candidates, which are not organized by us, can be found here.

Files from our previous PhD-Days

Our PhD-Day, held once per semester, gives you a lot of useful information on your doctorate at HU. The slides of our last event are available under Downloads.

Financing your doctorate

At the International Roundtable discussion in January, we collected links about funding, you can find them under Downloads and links.

How can I apply for a PhD position at HU Berlin?

Please go to the university's information portal here

How can I become a HU-Docs member?

Please go here

Refugees are welcome at all our events!


We welcome all doctoral candidates from Ukraine (and from anywhere else) to attend our events or contact us, even if they are not formally affiliated with any Berlin university! Our weekly Doc Cafe is the ideal event to get to know other doctoral candidates without any registration. Just come by. We speak many different languages :-).

For general information about the university's support of Ukrainian students, please visit here: