Welcome at TU Hamburg!

For about 3 decades, TU Hamburg has been running two-way exchange programs with its partner universities, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Waterloo.

We are happy that you are interested in our exchange programs!
In the following, we want to give you a brief overview over both programs.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! We will be happy to help you! (Contact information below)

University of Waterloo

For more than 30 years the TU Hamburg maintains its strong and fruitful partnerships with University of Waterloo. Every year, 6-12 undergraduate and graduate students from U Waterloo visit TU Hamburg.
Incoming students usually stay for 3-4 months in Hamburg and work on joint research projects with different TUHH-research groups.

Current open positions will be posted on the U Waterloo Co-op website.

New Option available for UW-Students: Starting from Fall 2020 we are offering a combination of academic study and Coop-research internships (more information)

University of California, Berkeley

You are a ME student of UCB and are interested in a summer research internship in Germany, then this is the right program for you!

The exchange program between UCB and TUHH was established in 1996 and since then, summer research internships are offered at our lab.
Open positions for the next summer will be presented during an information session at Berkeley in October. If you missed the session, feel free to contact us any time, we will provide you with all information.

The application deadline for undergraduate students is November 15-th and for graduate students January 1-st.

About TU Hamburg

The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) is one of the youngest Universities in Germany. While the first plans for a technical University in Hamburg can be traced back to the 1920s, TUHH was funded in 1978. Since then TUHH has been growing to a modern campus university in southern Hamburg. TUHH is a small (8,000 students) but high-class university with a clear profile in research. We take our small size as a chance to offer our students a personal way of teaching with modern, practice oriented learning methods. Many courses include project-based learning in small groups under direct supervision of our academic staff. Thanks to our interdisciplinary structure and outstanding staffing and facilities, TUHH is proud to offer a modern, research related, yet practically geared education. This includes the organization of various exhibitions, field trips and semester highlights such as the well-known TUHH-Sommerfest.

Why visit Hamburg?

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany with 1.8 million inhabitants. Hamburg is one of the most dynamic regions in Europe with the best growth prospects. It is a vibrant metropolis with a high quality of life. Hamburg has more than 40 theatres, 60 museums and 100 music venues and clubs. Economically and culturally, Hamburg is also the center of Northern Germany. We have many famous places to visit such as the popular Elbphilharmonie, the Speicherstadt, or many international musicals e.g. The Lion King. Besides, Hamburg is known for its exciting nightlife scene. Bar and clubs are almost clumped on the Reeperbahn and Sternschanze, where one can enjoy the night have a direct metro link form TUHH campus.

Exploring Germany and Europe:
Hamburg is a good starting point for discovering Germany and Europe. Hamburg International Airport has direct connections to all major European cities and hubs. Within Europe round-trip travel costs are approx. 250 EUR - even cheaper when using low-cost carrier.  Hamburg is well connected within the German High-Speed-Train System (bullet-train). Same yields for the long-distance bus system (Flixbus) which offers really cheap trips within Germany and its neighboring countries. Nearly all big cities in Germany can be reached for 9 EUR (one-way).


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! We will be happy to help you!

Contact for U Waterloo Program:

Berit Illmann
TU Hamburg
International Office
Tel.: +49 40 42878-2270
email: illmann@tuhh.de

Contact for UC Berkeley Program :

Nathalie Bauschmann
Institute of Mechanics and Ocean Engineering
Tel.: +49 40 42878 - 2209
Email: nathalie.bauschmann@tuhh.de

Timo Schmidt
Institute of Mechanics and Ocean Engineering
Tel.: +49 40 42878 - 4213
Email: timo.schmidt@tuhh.de