International Academic Programs

Challenge in Engineering Science

The increasing globalization of markets requires an increasing internationalization of education. The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) is prepared to accept this challenge by offering an international academic program in the engineering sciences. It consists of an interdisciplinary bachelor's degree course and and 11 Master's degree courses, four of them are given in cooperation with prestigious European universities. One of them is funded by the European Union under the ERASMUS Mundus scheme and another one is funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). These academic courses are characterised by the following features:

  • graduation qualifications are compatible with the Anglo-American Bachelor's / Master's system
  • courses taught in English
  • integrated industrial training
  • open to applicants of all nationalities
  • German language courses accompany the program
  • For the courses funded by ERASMUS Mundus and DAAD, generous scholarships are available for outstanding candidates. (Please note the different deadline for application to these courses!)

Engineering education made in Germany

Germany continues to improve its reputation for producing world-class engineers. The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) offers Master's degree courses in engineering in English language. Education of the highest quality will lead you to the Master of Science degree within two years. The Master's degree courses at TUHH are open to students from all over the world. We are looking for highly motivated well-qualified engineers who wish to acquire an excellent graduate education in a challenging international academic environment. If you are a future-oriented and open-minded human being with a strong interest in innovative education and research, you should join TUHH. Furthermore, together with our partner, the Northern Institute of Technology Management (NIT), we can offer 30 very skilled and ambitious students per year the Dual Degree Program "Master of Science in Engineering + Professional Master in Global Technology Management".

Set of competences to be aquired

The profile of higher engineering education at TUHH focuses on research and application.. It is characterized by features such as humanism, the Humboldt Principle of unity of research and teaching and a solid mathematical and scientific foundation. The base of knowledge covers a wide range, and priority is given to knowledge of methodology as opposed to the mere repetition of knowledge. This allows quick adoption into new fields of technology and new branches of employment. The solid and comprehensive education leads to a qualification and a personality for a promising professional or academic career.

Educational organization

Teaching the methodology and logic of engineering - "learning to think" - is a key aspect of the TUHH studies. Only in this way can one acquire the knowledge to keep pace with rapid technological change. This sound theoretical foundation is rounded off by a well-balanced mixture of practical application in internships, projects and thesis work. It should be noted that students at TUHH are trained to think and decide for themselves, to learn and to work independently as well as in international teams representing many different academic, national and cultural backgrounds. TUHH promotes interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning. Students will be integrated into research and development projects at an early stage, thus providing a smooth transition to working life.

Excellent education

The establishment of the International Academic Programmes at TUHH has been sponsored and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Association of German University Rectors (HRK). The expertise and support of these organisations contributes to the high quality of the programme. In addition to that, the master's degree courses at TUHH have been accredited by ASIIN. ASIIN is a registered German accreditation agency which specialises in accrediting degree programmes from the fields of engineering, informatics/computer science, the natural sciences and mathematics. ASIIN was officially accredited by the German Accreditation Council ("Akkreditierungsrat") on 12 December 2002. It enjoys broad international recognition and maintains a closely-woven network of international contacts. Since 11 June 2003 ASIIN is a provisional member of the Washington Accord.

In addition to first-rate study programs and modern facilities, students at TUHH find a wide range of complementary offers including orientation sessions, special tutorials, language and humanities courses, sports and cultural activities as well as an accommodation office.

Fees and expenses

The semester contribution of approximately 290 € per semester includes an administrative fee, a social fee for the student service organization and the student union as well as the payment for a six-month Hamburg public transport ticket.

In addition to first-rate study programs and modern facilities, students at TUHH find a wide range of complementary offers including orientation sessions, special tutorials, language and humanities courses, sports and cultural activities as well as an accommodation office.

According to a DAAD estimate, you should reckon with monthly living expenses totalling at least 800 €.

Further details regarding fees and expenses as well as information on financing your studies is available here.