Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is home to an excellent graduate education for the best and brightest. Doctoral candidates are invited to look among the high-profile graduate programs in all major research fields to find the one that best suits their interests and abilities.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is internationally known for the quality of its academic training and research. As one of eleven German universities, Humboldt-Universität was selected as "University of Excellence" by German Federal and State governments in June 2012. Among the top-tier public universities in Europe, Humboldt-Universität offers numerous excellent academic programs in the arts and sciences, mathematics, economics, and medicine; professors and students come from more than 130 countries.

Promoting structured doctoral education is a core objective of the university's institutional strategy "Educating Enquiring Minds: Individuality - Openness - Guidance". The Humboldt Graduate School offers several opportunities for enhancing one's academic competencies as well as meeting and networking. Doctoral candidates at Humboldt-Universität have access to a range of academic resources and a large scientific community.

To provide the best-possible research and learning environments for doctoral candidates, Humboldt- Universität translates the knowledge and benefits of structured doctoral programs into an interdisciplinary curriculum for each individual student.


8 Departments
  1 Medical School (with FU Berlin)
33,540 Students
approx. 5,000 Doctoral Candidates
21 Doctoral Programs
approx. 1,000 Graduate School Students

Humboldt Graduate School

Humboldt Graduate School is an umbrella organisation for doctoral education at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Its main tasks are to ensure quality standards in its member programs and improve the conditions for doctoral candidates in general.

Humboldt Graduate School offers a wide range of services for its members as well as for individual doctoral candidates, including training in key competencies and mentoring as well as guidance and help for international candidates.

The Humboldt Graduate School programs are obliged to apply quality criteria based on international competitiveness, transparency and equal opportunities. They are also required to provide for adequate supervision and support.

Humboldt Graduate School acts as a quality assurance body as well as an extra-disciplinary service and support structure for their programs and doctoral candidates. The latter can expect high-quality doctoral education and outstanding career support. At present, Humboldt Graduate School has 21 structured member programs. Over the next three years, Humboldt-Universität will establish and fund a further 15 structured programs.

Contact Information

Location: Humboldt Graduate School
  Luisenstraße 56
  10117 Berlin
Postal Unter den Linden 6
address: 10099 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30 209 317 99