Thank you for your interest in our university. All information is made available simultaneously in the German and English languages. But please note that the programs you are currently reading up on are taught in German as the main language of instruction. In case of application you have to prove sufficient knowledge in German amongst others.

How to Gain Admission to Bachelor's Programs

The online admission procedure applies to all prospective students. If you have to submit documents depends on several factors: where you have gained your university entrance qualification or if you are a holder of an EU-citizenship or if you have already finished studies at a German university or university of applied sciences. Please read up on the language proficiency you have to prove for gaining admission to a Bachelor's program.

TUHH has developed a special application portal which guides you to the right online application procedure. Basically one can distinguish between two types of online application:



Type 1

This kind of application has to be used by persons who

  • have gained a university entrance qualification at a German school (like "Gymnasium", "Gesamtschule") in Germany or at a German school from abroad or holders of a further vocational training's certificate (like "Meister", "Fachwirt"). or
  • are citizen of an EU member and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, too. or
  • have already finished studies at a German university or a university of applied sciences ("Zweitstudium").

Application procedure type 1

TUHH takes part at the "Dialogorientiertes Serviceverfahren (DoSV)" of the "Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (SfH)". Before starting an application at TUHH you have to register at the online portal of SfH. Further information is given here. Afterwards please enter your data as specified in the online application portal of TUHH. Please enter the "Online-Application" after gaining your university entrance qualification. Please note the information given at the "Online-Application" concerning documents have been submitted or not.

Notes concerning university entrance qualifications: Please check whether your school leaving certificate entitles you to university entrance in general or is limited to studying a specific subject or your university entrance qualification gained in another German state entitles you to study at the Hamburg University of Technology.

If you have passed the intermediate exam at a German Fachhochschule with a grade 2 or better and do not hold a general or subject-limited university entrance qualification, you may apply to study at the TUHH. If you are in any doubt about your qualification, present it in good time to the admissions office.

University entrance qualifications gained in the days of the German Democratic Republic must as a general rule be submitted to the SIZ for evaluation: Schul-Informations-Zentrum (SIZ), Beratungsteam A, Hamburger Strasse 37, D-22083 Hamburg, Germany.



Type 2

This type of application procedure has to be used by persons who have gained a university entrance qualification from abroad (outside Germany/ none German) or graduates from a German "Studienkolleg" or holders of an IB if they do not have an EU citizenship.

Application procedure type 2

You have to fill out the online student admission application of TUHH and mail it to us. In addition, you must send us by the postal service up to the application deadline at the latest the documents required along with the signed statement on the admission procedure. Which documents you have to submit can be found here. For the application procedure there is no need to send officially certified copies.

If you are unable to apply so, please use the DAAD application form and mail it to us along with the documents required up to the application deadline (July 15). And please note: TUHH does not cooperate with uni-assist. Please apply directy.

The most important information concerning application and admission are also given in this brochure (PDF).

Notes concerning university entrance qualifications: Please check whether your school leaving certificate entitles you to study at the Hamburg University of Technology. For this take a look at the anabin database.


In either case please apply online. If you aren't able to do so please get in contact with the admissions office of TUHH as soon as possible.

Attention for special applications (hardship fund e. g.): Please submit an application written by your own including documentary evidences by the postal service. This application has to reach TUHH up to the application deadline. For details please see here.