For international students

Here you will find the Welcome Program  for international students.

Check as well further support services for international students offered by International Office TUHH.

Before your arrival

If you are coming to Hamburg to study from abroad, there are things you must consider and deal with before entering the country. 

  • If you have been awarded a university place at the TUHH you must accept it before the deadline expires as it will otherwise be reallocated. 
  • Do you need assistance with finding a room in a dormitory or do you have questions about preparatory German language courses? 
  • Maybe you need to apply for a student visa.

Here is where to find useful information on these and other subjects: 

Studieren in Deutschland - A practical guide for international students

Living in Hamburg – Information about dormitory accommodation, the housing exchange of the TUHH’s Students’ Union (AStA) and the facilities offered by the TUHH’s Accommodation Office.

German language courses at the TUHH.

After your arrival

Once you arrived in Hamburg, the following steps are important:

  • As soon as you have found a room or an apartment you must register with the local authority. Click here to find out where to register.
  • They will issue you with a registration confirmation in writing for you to apply to the appropriate Foreign Residents’ Department for a residence permit.
  • For essential payments you will need a bank account that you can set up at a bank of your choice.
  • All students must prove they have valid comprehensive health insurance cover when registering. To find out more, click here.
  • You will find important information concerning visa, resident and work permits here.