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 10 days, prior to arrival, have stayed in a risk area -indicated in a list of the Robert Koch Institute -  is required to stay in quarantine for 5 days,  register at the local health department and carry out the Covid 19-test.

The test  can be carried out at the airport or further test centers.
For more information, necessary contacts, assistance and further test centers in Hamburg please check the Hamburg Health Websites

Please be aware that you will have to register online before you fly to Germany. For more information click here.

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!

For students who have been provided a room in one of the Student residence halls of Studierendenwerk Hamburg: please 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 or write an email to: corona-einreise(at)

Student emergency funds during the pandemic

1. Interim financial aid for students faced by pandemic- related financial hardship

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

2. Short term emergency funds of Studierendenwerk Hamburg

Hamburg – Scholarship for 2021/22. Application deadline: 31.1.2021. More Information at the Hamburg Stipendium Website

Please check as well:

- Information sheet on the financial emergencies caused by the Corona pandemic

- Corona Info Websites of Studierendenwerk Hamburg

or contact the Counselling Center for study financing at the Studierendenwerk Hamburg:Tel.: 040/42815-5107; 5108/ Email: best(at)

3. 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;
E-Mail: broeker(at)

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)

Ask the Tutor: Tutors-Virtual- Consultation every Friday from 11 to 12 am.
To join the session just follow the regsitration link:

For further questions contact the Welcome Tutors at: welcome(at)

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

Download pdf Online Assistance Service during the Covid 19 pandemic

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