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!

We stand with Ukraine!


We welcome all new PhD students from Ukraine to attend our events or contact us! For general information about the university's support of Ukrainian students, please visit here:

If you would like to volunteer at the refugee reception centers in Berlin, we recommend this website:

Stammtisch. Wednesday 1.6., 19:00

we cordially invite you all to our HU-Docs Stammtisch! We will meet at a bar where we get a good chance to meet the other Ph.D. students and talk about our study and life. We are looking forward to your participation!

Location:  Süss War Gestern. Wühlischstraße 43, 10245 Berlin

Thesis writing group. Thursday 2.6., 14:30

We meet physically at Oslo Kaffebar near S Nordbahnhof. Alternatively, we have the Zoom . In the event, we do not talk too much, but it is a good incentive to actually sit down and work because you see others working as well :-). The group meets every Thursday.

Bike tour. Saturday 18.6., 11:00

Details to be announced.

Other external events

Other recommended PhD events 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 PhD. The slides of our last event are available under Downloads.

Financing your PhD

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


Most of our events occur offline, but the PhD-Day and Roundtable discussions are online. We are striving to reestablish the weekly Doc Cafe once the university allows us to meet in their buildings.

We know that the current situation with repeated, unpredictable restrictions is very hard for doctoral candidates. If you have any problem or question or you just want to talk to somebody, you are always welcome to contact us by mail or social media or just to join our events. We will be discrete about your inquiry and, if necessary, point you to the appropriate office or institution for further help.