Covid 19 Information for Students
Entering Germany and quarantine regulation in Hamburg
According to the current Covid-19 rules and regulations in Hamburg, everybody entering the City of Hamburg from abroad and who at any time within 14 days have stayed in a risk area -indicated in a list of the Robert Koch Institute - is required to stay in a quarantine for 14 days!
This does not apply to persons holding a medical certificate in German or English confirming that there is no indication of an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and who present it on request to the responsible authority immediately. This medical certificate must be based on a molecular biological test for an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, carried out in a member state of the European Union or another state accredited by the Robert Koch Institute, and the test must be carried out no more than 48 hours prior to the entry into the Federal Republic of Germany. This medical certificate must be retained for at least 14 days after entry.
Alternatively, the test can be carried out, after your arrival in Hamburg. Until you can provide the medical certificate with the test result, the mandatory quarantine requirements apply to you! You have to arrange the test independently. For necessary contacts and assistance, check the Hamburg Health Websites.
There is no specific state assistance for quarantine arrangements for persons, who arrive in Hamburg from a COVID-19 risk area. You have to organize the quarantine by yourself!
If you have been provided a room in one of the Student residence halls of Studierendenwerk Hamburg you can discuss questions regarding the rules for domestic quarantine in the student halls with: Counselling- Center- Accommodation or Residence- Hall- Tutors- Team.
If you suspect you have been infected with the coronavirus, contact medical 116 117 or your local health department.
If you have further questions or are unsure, call the Corona Hotline of the city of Hamburg: 040 - 428 284 000
Student Covid-19 Aid Funds
Interim financial aid for students faced by pandemic- related financial hardship
Interim financial aid funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Interim financial aid provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is intended to help those students who can prove that they are faced with financial hardship caused by the pandemic, who need immediate help and are unable to overcome their pandemic-related hardship by making use of other support. Interim financial aid can be applied for by German and foreign students who are enrolled at a public or state-recognised higher education institution in Germany.
Detailed Information about the interim financial aid can be found at the BMBF Website
Ecumenical Emeregency Fund
The Ecumenical Emergency Fund provides financial aid for foreign students in an emergency, so that they can continue to concentrate on their studies during demanding periods, such as exams, internships or similar. Please note that this is not a scholarship, but a temporary support in an emergency. Interim financial aid for students faced by pandemic- related financial hardship
For detailed information and questions please contact: Caludia Bröker;
Advisory Services for international students in difficult situations
The TUHH Student Counseling Center continues to be available for you with individual appointments for telephone consultation.
The student crisis helpline of the Protestant Student Association (ESG) Hamburg has an open ear for you if you feel upset or under stress, independent of your religious orientation. ESG pastor Gisela Groß-Ikkache und ESG pastor Christof Jaeger are available for direct contact by phone.
The crisis helpline „Telefonseelsorge“ offers consultation and advice in emergency situations for people in distress around the clock, nationwide, anonymous and free of charge, via telephone, E-Mail or chat.
The Counceling Centre for Social & International Affairs of the Studierendenwerk Hamburg provides important information regarding the financing of your studies, accommodation, health insurance etc. Should the information you are looking for not be available on their homepage , you can email them at: besi(at)studierendenwerk-hamburg.de
Ask the Tutor: Tutors-Virtual- Consultation every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m.
To join the session just follow the regsitration link: tuhh.zoom.us/j/91766246127
For further questions contact the Welcome Tutors at: welcome(at)tuhh.de
The TUHH student union ASTA TUHH is open as well for consultation. Just contact them
More valuable tips regarding your TUHH study orientation can be found at: Welcome@TUHH Seite
Further information and links
Please note that the situation of the global pandemic is dynamic and the situation is constantly changing. Keep yourself informed and check the following pages in current information on Covid 19- regularly:
TUHH current information on Covid 19
German Academic Exchange Service current information