Orientation Study Program at TU Hamburg: Applications are open until August 31st.

After your arrival at TUHH

Enrollment and Re-registration

All students at TUHH must be enrolled in order to get the student status and semester documents. Exchange students enrollment takes place after their arrival at TUHH, during the orientation week, which is always in the last week of march + first week of April (summer term) or in the last week of September + first week of October. The special orientation program flyer, issued each semester by the International Office, lists the detailed dates and times.

In order to enroll,  exchange students must fill out the registration forms and pay the semester fees. This fee includes a semester ticket for public transport in Hamburg and support from the student services. Once the semester fee has been transferred to the University account, students will ― within 10 days ― automatically receive their student ID, their public transport semester ticket, their password for their TUHH account, and their university email address.

Please keep in mind to bring with you following documents for the enrollment:

  • a proof of your health insurance: European Health insurance Card if you are from a EU-member state or other proof of health insurance in Germany. Travel health insurances are not valid as student insurances)
  • a valid passport or ID card
  • The semester fee (currently 280,60€) has to be paid by bank transfer to TUHH right after the enrolment/registration in order to complete your enrolment and to receive the semester ticket. You will need the matriculation number, which you will receive at the enrolment.


TUHH enrolment is only valid for one semester and all students who will stay for the second semester have to renew this enrolment (re-register) before the next semester starts. Deadlines for TUHH registration renewal are: September 15 for the winter semester and March 15 for the summer semester.

TUHH Account and Computing Facilities

All registered TUHH students need to set up the university account so that they can use the computers in the PC Pools. With the paying of the semester fees new students at TUHH are automatically granted their own account and an email address. The TUHH administration mostly communicates with you by using your TUHH account so that checking your account on regular basis ensures that you receive all important information regarding your studies.

New students receive their password and login string, as well as their other documents by postal mail.

Changes of your Learning Agreement

The changes of your original Learning Agreement can be made online on Mobility Online Portal. Read the instruction


TUHH German Language Courses

TUHH Intensive German language courses for exchange students prior to begin of each winter semester

There are special preparatory courses for exchange students at the beginning of each winter semester. ( there is no course at the beginning of summer semester!) They usually start two weeks before the lecture period begins and are free of charge for exchange students from partner institutions. These courses are to prepare the students to their situation as a newcomer at TUHH, in Hamburg and in Germany. The course can already be a part of your TUHH study program/learning agreement and counts for 4 ECTS. The online application for the course is necessary in order to get a place. The appropriate  registration link will be send to you on time by the International Office. 

A proof of German language skills /level B1, as the admission requirement for TUHH exchange studies, cannot be obtained by attending this intensive course!

Regular German Language Classes at TUHH

Exchange students have the possibility to visit regular courses "German as a foreign language" which are offered for all international exchange students during each semester by our partner VHS. The regular German language courses starts in April and October and they are free of charge for exchange students (except €20 for the books).

Welcome Weeks

The International Office runs special Orientation Program for international students  at the beginning of each semester.

During your first days and weeks in Hamburg, we support you in cooperation with other service departments with

  • advice and support on your arrival in Hamburg
  • support with the paperwork
  • introduction on the university system by our tutors
  • the opportunity to get to know your fellow students
  • social and cultural activities
  • support in difficult situations

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) TUHH

The Erasmus Student Network: ESN is a voluntary student network which supports new international students by organizing semester activities: sightseeing tours, game nights, parties, and other events.

Erasmus buddies working in this network can pick you up from the airport or the main station, and give you useful hints on how to deal with the day-to- day challenges of living and studying abroad.
You can as well get a special ESNcard with discounts on events and parties all over the Europe.

As soon as you know the exact date of your arrival in Hamburg, please contact the ESN buddies at: hamburg(at)esn-Germany(dot)de

Transcript of Records (TOR)

Your final document: Transcript of Records (TOR), which lists all your TUHH academic records, will be issued by the examination office once all examinations results have been collected. 

Sometimes this procedure cannot be closed upon your departure back to your home country but you can print your transcript of records later on by using the self- service function at the TUHH web page!

Once all the exchange students of one certain semester have completed their exams, the examination office is also going to upload the Transcript of Records to Mobility-Online, where exchange students will be able to download it as well.