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!



Stammtisch: Tuesday 14 March 


Let´s take a break from due dates and have a drink together in the fascinating neighborhood of Kreuzberg! We know sometimes it's hard, but community and friends make it easier! 
Meeting point:Mano Cafe
Skalitzer Str. 46A, 10997 Berlin, Germany
Join us every second Tuesday of the month for our Stammtisch, an informal gathering to have a drink or a beer for Berlin doctoral candidates and future ones. Join us and talk about your experiences and problems in this journey, get to know new people, and discover the city together. Everyone is wel, and no. No registration is required. Stammtisch takes place in bars or parks depending on the weather conditions and COVID-19 restrictions.


Thesis writing group: Thursday 23 March


Academic English Workshop + Writing Group...Save the date!


Now for the writing group, we will have a tutor come and help us once per month.  There will be free coffee and cookies, and the event is free of charge. Our tutor is a writer from the USA who will help us with our English writing skills. 


Thursday 23.03.23

Academic English Workshop 14:00 - 15:30

Thesis Writing Group from 15:30

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


Doc Café.

Campus Nord


We are currently on pause; next Doc Café TBA.

Location: Cafeteria on the 1st floor of the Humboldt Graduate School, Luisenstraße 56.


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: