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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Philosophy

Exchange Programme ERASMUS (incoming)



Important informations for preparing and carrying out an ERASMUS stay at Humboldt University can be found on the homepage of the International Office and in their Compendium for ERASMUS students.


Please pay attention to the following before and during your stay:


  • The application takes place between April 1st and May 31 (winter term) / between October 1st and November 30 (summer term) via the online application platform www.uni-exchange.eu. The application procedure includes an online language test. Here you can find informations on the required language skills. NB: A level of B1 in German is mandatory for Bachelor and Master students visiting through ERASMUS. Most courses are held in German. (Cf. the course schedule.)
  • At the beginning of your stay, you need to prepare your Learning agreement and to have it approved by the responsible ERASMUS coordinator of your home university, and by the ERASMUS incoming coordinator of the HU Institute for Philosophy (see below). You can get the form for the Learning agreement from the ERASMUS coordinator at your home university.  


  • You choose your courses from the course schedule. Unless indicated otherwise in the Vorlesungsverzeichnis, you do not need to register for the courses. The division of courses into modules is not binding for you. Informations about the different types of courses can be found in the Compendium for ERASMUS students and in the B.A. / M.A. regulations. The course schedule is made available at the end of the preceding term time.
  • Assignment of ECTS points on the part of HU depends on how many points a regular HU student in the corresponding degree programme (B.A. / M.A.) would receive for the course (see the B.A. / M.A. regulations): 

    B.A. students get 3 ECTS points for active participation in a seminar (Proseminar or Hauptseminar), 2 ECTS points for active participation in a lecture, 3 ECTS points for a course paper after a Proseminar or a lecture (ca. 12 pages), and 5 ECTS points for a course paper after a Hauptseminar (ca. 20 pages); 

    M.A. students get 4 ECTS points for active participation in a Hauptseminar, 2 ECTS points for active participation in a lecture, and 8 ECTS points for a course paper after a Hauptseminar or a lecture (ca. 24 pages). 

    (NB.: The same assignment of ECTS points holds in case that you attend courses at the Freie Universität.)

    For the acknowledgement of your ECTS points at your home university, different rules may apply. Ask the ERASMUS coordinator of your home university for details. 


  • Your course achievements are certificated by the teachers on the Modulbogen. Grades for term papers are registered here, too ("Studienleistung"). Here you can download the Modulbogen.  


  • At the end of your stay, fill in the Transcript of records form and submit it together with  the Modulbogen to the incoming coordinator. The coordinator will then complete the  Transcript of records, which certificates your achievements for your home university. Here you can download the Transcript of record.  


  • Please have the Transcript of records prepared in due time. If you receive course certificates only after the end of your stay - e.g., degrees for term papers -, you can submit them by post or email. In any case, submit the documents early enough before you have to present the Transcript of records to your home university. 


The ERASMUS coordinator for incoming students at the Institute for Philosophy: 


Dr. Richard Moore

Post address: Institut für Philosophie, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Office: Luisenstr. 56 (Haus 1), Raum 316 

Phone: (030) 2093-6322

Email: richard.moore@hu-berlin.de