Applying for admission at Hamburg University of Technology

Degree Programs

You are a prospective student interested in applying for a full degree program (Bachelor/Master) at TUHH?

Exchange Studies

You are enrolled at one of our partner universities and would like to spend one or two semesters at TUHH as an exchange student?

The International Office will inform you about admission requirements and assist you through the entire application process. You can complete your exchange program at TUHH event without the extensive knowledge of German. Many courses ar taught entirely in English.

For courses taught in English check the Study Packages according to specifis school fo study:

For detailed information about application requirements and process check: How to apply for exchange studies

Short-Term stay: Project Work or Internship

The short-term stays at TUHH offer international students new experiences as well as language skills and scientific expertise.
The TUHH Researach Institutes directly will provide information on your short term reserach opportunity and assist with application questions.

For detailed information on short-term stays check: Visitng international research students

Managing you TUHH studies

If you are an international student currently enrolled at TUHH for a bachelor or a master degree, you can turn to the International Office if you need assistance with initial orientation at the beginning of your stay in Hamburg and at TUHH, general counselling in the case of social problems and decision making, financial support and scholarships, social events and networking activities.

Funding & Scholarships for International Students

International students can apply for a scholarship from numerous organisations such as DAAD, politically-affiliated foundations, religious institutions and business-related organisations. You should find out whether you are eligible for scholarships and financial aid from organisations in your home country. With the DAAD Scholarship Database, it´s easy to research various types of scholarships online. Please note, that the applications for certain scholarships are only possible from your home country, prior to your study start in Germany! 
Please check out the links below as well:

Grants and scholarships available at TUHH:

Please note that only complete applications, handed out in due time, can be successful. Make sure to arrange counseling appointments and appointments for the drafting of an academic assessment early enough.

Financial Aid for Finalising your Degree

Who can apply:
International Students of TUHH who
...received their university entrance qualification abroad
...are about to finish their studies and graduate at TUHH within 12 month
...with a good academic record
...who are in need of financial help

Master students can only apply for financial aid for the last semester of their studies.

Sponsoring body: DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

Scope and form of the Financial Aid:
The aid will be granted for a maximum period of 6 months.
Income through students jobs, financial support from family or spouses and other non-monetary prerequisits (e.g. rent-free accommodation) will be deducted from the full scholarship amount.

Application & Information:
Offline & paperbased. The official application form is available during the ongoing application phase. Printouts will be available at the International Office (Ms Janzen) and the general info desk (Infothek)

Application period: End of February, call with specific dates will be published here

Assistance for financial crisis

Who can apply: International TUHH students in financial distress. Proof for the financial distress is required.

Sponsoring body: Studierendenwerk Hamburg, Diakonisches Werk Hamburg

Scope and form of the Financial Aid: lump-sum payment

Application & Information:
Beratungszentrum Studienfinanzierung
Grindelallee 9; Raum 605
Tel : 42815 5144;-5145
E-Mail :

Diakonisches Werk HH
Königstraße 54; Zi 338
22767 Hamburg
Tel.: 30 620 0382
Frau Bröker; Di 10 -15 Uhr

Zentrale Studienberatung  TUHH/ Infothek
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3; Raum 0022

Application period: all year long

merit grant / achievement allowance

Who can apply: TUHH students with good and outstanding academic performance

Sponsoring body: Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Scope and Form of the Financial Aid: Financial aid for up to 12 months

Application & Information:
Offline & paperbased. The official application form is available during the ongoing application phase. Printouts will be available at the International Office (Ms Janzen) and the general info desk (Infothek)

Application period: April, call with specific dates will be published here

Please, turn to the TUHH International Office as well as the Student Counseling Center should you have questions concerning the financing of your studies or financial problems.

Orientation and Networking Programs

Our intercultural programs Welcome@TUHH and ArtRoom@TUHH are developed to offer you assistance at the beginning of your studies at TUHH. They also accompany you through your whole degree program and help you to integrate into the campus community more easily. A further goal of the programs is to help you to develop skills which will make you stay at TUHH more successful!

The program is supported by international and german student tutors who are very well acquainted with both studying at the TUHH and living in Hamburg. They help you to sort out questions about study organization, accompany you to orientation and cultural activities and offer you a chance of joining a study group.

Find out more by visiting the program´s webpages at: Welcome@TUHH and ArtRoom@TUHH.

Developing personal and intercultural skills

Various service units at TUHH and schools of study are working together to offer advice and services for international students at TUHH (International Office, Career Service, Student Counseling Center, STUDIS, specific units in the schools of study). The programs and projects offered have the goal to help you to develop skills which can be useful for the successful accomplishment of your studies. Please make use of these offers and make the best of your stay at TUHH.


Have you recently started as a bachelor freshman at TUHH and are studying a bachelor program in German language? If so, you might be interested in our StudyBuddy@TUHH program! Senior students will help you to survive the examination period, in case you plan to take one of the following exams: Mathematik 1, Mechanik 1, Chemie, Elektrotechnik. Study groups (2 hours a week) will meet from mid January until the examination. The tutors will suport you not only in academic matters but also give you advice how to learn effectively, how to organize one´s time or how to deal with stress. Further information can be found at our Welcome@TUHH website.

Language Café@TUHH

The idea is quite simple: Native speakers will chat with you in a nice atmosphere. You can brush up your foreign languages, make new friends and find out more about other cultures. More detailled information can be found here.

>>Download_Intercultural Program for Students (pdf)


The TUHH supports the National Code of Conduct for German Universities Regarding International Students.

This Code of Conduct aims to ensure that students from abroad receive the quality of support and advice needed when studying in Germany. The guiding principle is, wherever possible, to grant international students the same rights as are available to German or EU students. Any non-compliance with the National Code of Conduct could be reported to Nicole Frei, Manager of Internationalisation at TUHH.