Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Doctoral Studies

Die Promotionsbüros sind dieses Jahr bis zum 21. Dezember geöffnet. Ab dem 02. Januar 2023 sind wir wieder erreichbar, Kerstin Ludwig wird erst am dem 28. Januar wieder für Sie da sein. Bitte wenden Sie sich in dringenden Anliegen vom 02. bis zum 27. Januar 2023 an Sarah Affenzeller.

Wir wünschen Ihnen schöne und erholsame Feiertage und alles Gute für das neue Jahr!


The doctoral offices will work until the 21st of December and be closed until January 2nd, 2023.Kerstin Ludwig will not be available until January 28th. From 2nd to 27th of January, please contact Sarah Affenzeller in urgent matters.

We wish you happy and relaxing holidays and all the best for the new year!

Online consultation hours in the field of Academic Affairs


The doctoral office is now offering a personal consultation hour via Zoom, and has set up a Moodle course for booking appointments online.

To book an individual appointment, please use the following link and enrol in the Moodle course with your HU account:

In case you do not have an HU account yet, please also click on the link above and choose the option "Register (external Moodle account)" (this option is given below the Moodle log-in). The system will then guide you through the next steps.

If, nevertheless, you have any problems registering in Moodle, please contact the doctoral office.

Procedures in the field of Academic Affairs


Applications, certificates and other documents should be submitted electronically via our HU-Box. Please contact Sarah Affenzeller or Kerstin Ludwig for further details before submitting your documents.

If you have queries or want to arrange an appointment, please send us an e-mail. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please send signed documents as a scan. Sending by post can lead to an extended processing time.

If you need certificates or other documents, you will receive them by email in urgent cases, provided this is possible under the current conditions.


Last updated on december 6th, 2022



Contact persons

Sarah Affenzeller
(responsible for the Departments of Archaeology, Asian and African studies, Musicology and Media Studies, Rehabilitation Sciences)

E-Mail: sarah.affenzeller(at)
Sitz: Georgenstr. 47, Raum 1.25
Tel.: 030 2093 66135
Fax: 030 2093 66151


Kerstin Ludwig
(responsible for the Departments of Education Studies, Cultural History and Theory, Art and Visual History, Social Sciences, Sports Sciences and the Centre for transdisciplinary Gender Studies)

E-Mail: k.ludwig(at)
Sitz: Georgenstr. 47, Raum 1.32
Tel.: 030 2093 66153
Fax: 030 2093 66151


postal address:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Akademische Angelegenheiten - Promotionsbüro
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin



Doctoral degree board

Doctoral degree board meeting dates are

  • 26.09.2022 (deadline for the submission of documents: 15.09.2022)
  • 24.10.2022 (deadline for the submission of documents: 13.10.2022)
  • 28.11.2022 (deadline for the submission of documents: 17.11.2022)


Doctoral examination process regulations


Applications and forms