Your master studies (German language) or your international study preparation program for a Bachelor program in German language at TU Hamburg: Applications are open until January 15.

Getting Started

First steps: from applying to registering as a student

Here is where to find the TUHH’s different application portals for exchange students and Bachelor and Master programs. As the application procedures differ, you will find your specific information on the appropriate application portal. 


Timetable for the start of studies in the WS 2023/24

When?  What? Where? Here you will find the timetable for your start at the TU Hamburg.

Wintersemester 2023/24: Semester opening ceremonies

degree courses


entry time

start of the celebration

new Bachelor students


13.30 p.m.

14.00 p.m

Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Alter Postweg 34, 21075 Hamburg .

Master and Exchange students


12.30 p.m.

13.00 p.m.

On campus: Audimax1.

Preliminary courses, Orientation Week, StartIng@TUHH, Registering for the Library and at the Data Center

The winter semester 2023/24 starts on October 1, 2023. You can use the time until then, for example, for optimal preparation by participating in the  Online Math Bridge Course (OMB).

Preliminary courses for all Bachelor’s students on the topics of basic IT knowledge / mathematics / programming are expected to start on October 2nd, 2023 and end on October 13, 2023. You will find the programme here.

In the beginning of October 2023, there will be a digital orientation session for Master's students in the German-language Master's programs. You will find the registration link and the corresponding brochure here in due course.

StartING@TUHH – Support during your first semester: 
Many questions arise during your first semester. StartING aims to help you get started with your engineering studies at the TUHH so that you can make the most of your study program. During your first semester our StartING tutors will accompany and assist you. For more about how StartING works and how to register, click here.

Counseling offered by the Central Student Counseling Service:
 Studying at university can be a major change at first. You leave your family and friends behind, studying itself is a challenge, personal problems make it impossible to concentrate on your studies, and maybe you had expected something entirely different. In these and other case a chat with the Student Counseling Service can be helpful. For more about the counseling services that are available and how to register for them, click here.

Central Student Counseling Service workshops: 
To help you to complete your study program the Student Counseling Service runs workshops. They deal with subjects such as Scientific Writing or Time and Self Management. To find out which workshops are on offer next, visit our website. Students in the dual study variant take the module „Theorie-Praxis-Verzahnung“ instead. Registration for an NTA event is therefore not necessary for dual students.

Here is the home page of the TUB (the University Library).

And here is the home page of the TUHH’s Data Center.

Information about the basic internship for Bachelor programs

Do I need a basic internship for the course I want to study? Find the answer to this question here.

If you have studied previously, before starting your present study program…

... recognition of studies and qualifications will be an issue that is of relevance for you. The rule is that equivalent academic study programs (passed and failed) must be credited. To get them credited you must submit an application within six weeks of starting your course (that means by mid-November for the winter semester and by mid-May for the summer semester). You must attach a complete and final performance record from your previous university. If you have switched study programs at the TUHH a performance record will not be required. Recognition is regulated in Section 13 of the General Provisions of the Course and Examination Regulations for Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs at the Hamburg University of Technology, or ASPO (German abbreviation) for short.

Statutes and Regulation

The following statutes and regulations are especially important for your studies at the TUHH. They can be accessed via this link.

  • Satzung über das Studium (Statutes about Studying) at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
  • General Provisions of the Course and Examination Regulations for Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs at the Hamburg University of Technology (ASPO)
  • Subject-specific part of the course and examination regulations for your subject 
  • Curriculum 
  • Supplementary elective modules

Please read these documents thoroughly to learn all about your study program, the course of studies and examinations, and your rights and duties.