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

Doctoral Studies

Office hours and 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.


We wish you all the best!


Last update 21 July 2021



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)hu-berlin.de
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)cms.hu-berlin.de
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 degrees committee


Doctoral degrees committee meeting dates are

  • 22.02.2021 (deadline for the submission of documents: 11.02.2021)
  • 19.04.2021 (deadline for the submission of documents: 08.04.2021)
  • 31.05.2021 (deadline for the submission of documents: 20.05.2021)
  • 19.07.2021 (deadline for the submission of documents: 08.07.2021)
  • 20.09.2021 (deadline for the submission of documents: 09.09.2021)
  • 18.10.2021 (deadline for the submission of documents: 07.10.2021)
  • 29.11.2021 (deadline for the submission of documents: 18.11.2021)


Doctoral examination process regulations


Applications and forms