Semester and Lecture Periods

Summer semester 2023: 1 April 2023 to 30 September 2023

First day of lectures: 03 April 2023
Last day of lectures: 15 July 2023
Holiday break: 14 to 21 May 2023

Winter semester 2023/2024: 1 October 2023 to 31 March 2024

First day of lectures: 16 October 2023
Last day of lectures: 03 February 2024
Holiday break: 24 December 2023 to 07 January 2024

Summer semester 2024: 1 April 2024 to 30 September 2024

First day of lectures: 02 April 2024
Last day of lectures: 13 July 2024
Holiday break: 19 to 26 May 2024


Deadline of application

The application procedure for the Bachelor's programmes in winter semester 2023/2024 is expected to start on 01.06.2023 and end on 15.07.2023. And the deadline of application for German language Master's degree courses (under restriction) expires on July 15 (winter semester only). The deadline for German language Master's programmes (free from restriction) expires on January 15 (summer semester) and July 15 (winter semester). The deadline for the international Master's courses expires on March 1 (winter semester only).


Enrolment into the Bachelor's programs, the restricted Master's programs and the international Master's courses is possible only for the winter semester because of the academic year at TUHH. Please refer to the letter of admission concerning the deadline of enrolment.

Change of degree course

For a change of your degree course within TUHH please contact the students registration office (“Studierendenservice”). Please observe the General Study Regulations, too.

Renewal of enrolment

The renewal of enrolment consists of the transfer of the semester contribution, which must be received by March 15 (summer semester) or September 15 (winter semester). Please make sure to use the transfer form provided by TUHH. Fees received after this deadline will be considered as late renewals, for which an administrative fee of € 30,00 must be charged. These deadlines are not valid for new students enrolling at the TUHH for the first time. They will receive a confirmation of enrolment with a request to pay the semester fee.

Sabbatical Semester

If you whish to take an official leave from your studies at TUHH, please submit the relevant application before the transfer of the semester fee to the students registration office (“Studierendenservice”). According to the enrolment regulations, a maximum of two sabbatical semesters may be taken during the whole study period (one semester during Bachelor studies and one during Master studies). The semester contribution must be paid for sabbatical semesters, too.


Applications for a guest status will be accepted up to four weeks after the start of the lecture period (please use the form provided by students registration office (“Studierendenservice”). For the guest student identity card a fee of € 102,25 must be paid. Particular categories of persons may apply for a fee reduction. Further information is available at the students registration office (“Studierendenservice”).


If you do not want to continue your studies at TUHH, please submit an application for exmatriculation to the students registration office (“Studierendenservice”).