Supporting offers for international students during the studies

As TUHH international student you can turn to the International Office if you need assistance with initial orientation at the study start as well as during your entire studies.
We offer general counselling in the case of social problems and decision making, regarding financial support and scholarships.
Our integration program Welcome@TUHH supports  students with following activities to give them orientation and to help  to develope intercultural skills:

During the consultation hours you can discuss following issues:

Financial support: Scholarships and fundings

Developing language skills: Learning German

Integration in Hamburg: Finding Accommodation

Please note that during the Covid- 19 pandemic we are offering individual consultation on Zoom as well as group info sessions on specific topics and important issues. Check further details and times on our website

Important information concerning visa and residence permit before, during and after your studies in BRD can be found in the information brochure for international students.

 Information on residence right for foreign university graduates can be found in the Brochure of the Ministry of the Interior. You can as well visit the Special- Info- Event (taking place every year, in German language) about "Residence right for employment for successful university graduates".

For arranging/extending your residence permit in Hamburg as well as further guidance and questions you should  contact the aliens registration office. Further information on the Hamburg-  Websites


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.