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Incoming und Integration

The Section Incoming and Integration of the Department International Affairs Is a service and contact point for international students, PhD students, exchange students from partner universities and guest researchers. 

We support you with following programs and offers: 

Please take advantage of our programs and offers to make your stay at TUHH successful! 

Exchange students

Information and advice for exchange students about starting their studies at the TUHH:

  • Preparing your stay
  • Application process
  • Arrival and stay at the TUHH and in Hamburg
  • End of stay
  • Entry Regulations and Residence Permit in Germany


Advice and orientation for your study start!

Welcome to the TUHH! After your arrival, we will provide you with the necessary information and support you in dealing with formalities such as residence permits, enrollment and finding accommodation

The Welcome@TUHH program completes the advisory service and supports you both in starting your studies and integrating into campus life:

  • Welcome Weeks events for new international students
  • Cultural activities, excursions and get togethers 
  • Tutor program

Ongoing Events Program

Would you like to exchange views with your fellow students, improve intercultural skills and have fun? Just join our Ongoing Semester Program!

Then information about the program will be send by email to all TUHH students at the beginning of every semester


We will be happy to assist you by arranging important formalities and finding Accommodation after your arrival in Hamburg and at TUHH, to help you get off to a good start on your study course.


Welcome Weeks

Introduce you to the university system and provide you with practical information for organisation of your studies. Intercultural workshops and networking events help you to integrate into the campus community more easily. Campus rallies, sightseeing tours and networking events round off the program..


Study financing

We would be happy to advise you on scholarships and funding options, e, g,:

  • Financial Aid for Finalising the degree (sponsorig body DAAD)
  • Merit scholarships for international students financed from sources of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Intercultural and Language Exchange Programs

Our programs and networks:

  • Intercultural Trainings and workshops
  • Language Cafes@TUHH
  • ArtRoom@TUHH

offer plenty of (inter)cultural activities, International Get Togethers, trainings and workshops to expand professional, personal and language skills important for study and future career. 

Learning German@TUHH

We support students in gain and improve their German language competency (DAF) by organising German language courses at TUHH as well as various additional activities and platforms for intercultural learning and exchange outside the curriculum.


Guest researchers

The International Office offers general orientation to help researchers to organize their stay at TUHH, information on the contact points, including practical tips on topics related to living and studying at TUHH and in Hamburg.


Refugee students and scientists

We support refugee students and scientists affected by the war in Ukraine.


Recognition of social and intercultural commitment

  • Certificate of Intercultural Competencies (CIC)
    With the CIC, special skills and voluntary commitment of students in the intercultural area can be bundled and highlighted.
  • DAAD Prize
    honouring international students demonstrating exceptional social and intercultural commitment as well as exceptional academic prowess.
  • Organize your own (sporting or cultural) event

Code of Conduct

Since 2012, The Hamburg University of Technology has been a signatory to the Code of Conduct, which aims "to improve and ensure the quality of supervision for international students. The Code formulates quality standards for international students at German universities and, for the first time, provides common basic standards in the fields of information, acquisition, admisson and supervision upon which international applicants can rely" (see also The Code of Conduct was conceived and passed by the German Rectors' Conference and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) within the framework of GATE Germany.

Download (PDF) of the Code of Conduct in German and English.

Other advisory services

If you have study-related questions, we cooperate with the Student Counseling Center.  

If you have questions concerning social and personal issues, we cooperate with the Studierendenwerk Hamburg and further external institutions

Consultation hours and contacts

Our Team is available for you:

Monday 10:00 - 12:30 and

Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 in person

and on zoom by appointment!