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Study Abroad

Exchange Places for Winter Semester 2023/24 and Summer Semester 2024

The application periods:

  • Erasmus & Overseas places: 1st of November - 15th of December 2022
  • ISAP (Berkeley&Waterloo): 1st of November - 09th of January 2023

Go to "Application" and read how you can apply.

Register now for one of our Info sessions!

Study Abroad with TU Hamburg

How does it work?

Exchange places & bilateral agreements with partner universities

To study abroad for one or two semesters you can apply for exchange places that are available through bilateral agreements with partner universities abroad: either through exchange cooperations within the EU program Erasmus+ student mobility for studies (SMS) or through exchange cooperations that TU Hamburg holds directly with partner universities in overseas countries or non-Erasmus countries (e.g. Switzerland, UK, ...).
The benefit of studying abroad within an established exchange cooperation is usually in simplified credit recognition, waived tuition fees at the partner university and easier organisation.

Funding & stipends

Exchange places usually come with the benefit of not having to pay tuition fees at the partner university, which can be significant.
Exchange places available through the program Erasmus+ student mobility for studies (SMS) are usually combined with a mobility allowance (Mobilitätsbeihilfe). However, outgoing students nominated for an exchange place at one of TU Hamburgs's direct partner universities overseas or in Switzerland, can apply to additional funding programs (Mind the different deadlines!). The allowance is not automatically included. This also applies to students who are planing and organising an individual study abroad period at a non-partner university (free mover).

Course program abroad & recognition of credits at home

Outgoing exchange students must discuss their prospective study programs abroad and the subsequent recognition of credits at TU Hamburg with their respective study program director (i.e. Studiengangsleitung) beforehand. The (digital) learning agreement is the document which records the abroad study program and the recognition of the abroad credits (for details please see the information of the specific program). Students should aim at a study program abroad amounting to the recognition of 28-30 ECTS per semester.

An exchange place at a partner university is foremost for taking courses and gaining credits. Students planning to go abroad for a research project, a bachelor or master thesis are required to have a thesis supervisor at both the host university and TU Hamburg.

Who can apply for an Exchange Stay at a Partner University?

Bachelor and Master students can apply for an exchange stay at a partner university. However, Bachelor students have to fullfil specific criteria.

Civil Engineering
  • need to have successfully completed 30 ECTS credits
  • must have sucessfully completed Mathematics and Mechanics (I and II)

The school of Civil Engineering provides additional information for ALL outgoing and incoming exchange students on their website.

Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics
  • need to have a minimum of 30 ECTS
  • must have successfully completed Mathematics I and Mathematics II. Exception: students in Technomathematics must have sucessfully completed Linear Algebra for Technomathematicians or Analysis for Technomathematicians

The school of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics provides additional information for ALL outgoing exchange students on their website.

Management Sciences and Technology
  • must have completed a minimum of 30 ECTS
  • should show adequate advancement of studies depending of the number of completed semesters

The school of Management Sciences and Technology provides additional information for ALL outgoing exchange students on their website.

Mechanical Engineering
  • need to have a minimum of 40 credits
  • for mechanical engineering the following courses have to be completed: Mathematics I and II, Mechanics I and II, Thermodynamics I, Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering Design
  • In addition Mechanical Engineering Design should be completed
  • for Naval Architecture the following courses have to be sucessfully completed: Mathematics I and II, Mechanics I and II, Thermodynamics I
  • In addition Mechanical Engineering Design, Hydrostatics and Body Plan should be completed

The school of Mechanical Engineering provides additional information for ALL outgoing and incoming exchange students on their website.

Process and Chemical Engineering
  • need to have sucessfully completed 30 ECTS
  • must have sucessfully completed Mathematics I and II

The school of Process and Chemical Engineering provides additional information for ALL outgoing and incoming exchange students on their website.

Multidisciplinary Engineering Sciences and Technologies (FIT)

For AIW/GES/ES:

- selection criteria: corresponding to the criteria of the school (Dekanat) of the chosen specialization  (Vertiefung)

- courses (gemeinsamer Kernbereich) of the semesters 1-3 should be taken at TUHH, preferably before the exchange  

For Mechatronics:

- selection criteria corresponding to the criteria of the school Mechanical Engineering

For Green Technologies:

- selection criteria corresponding to the criteria of the school Process and Chemical Engineering

Contact

Contact details here

Erasmus+ student mobility for studies

Exchange with Erasmus partner universities in Europe

More Information

Within the Erasmus program universities in EU member states and in third countries associated to the program (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Republic of Turkey and Republic of Serbia) can draw up bilateral Erasmus+ agreements. Erasmus student exchanges are only possible at universities with which TU Hamburg has concluded an Erasmus+ agreement. A list of partner universities & bilateral agreements can be found on the Erasmus+ cooperations page.

Under this program you will not be charged tuition fees by your host university and your academic performance abroad will be recognised by TU Hamburg.
Your studies at the host university may take different forms, and might – though not at all partner institutions - include project work, research papers and Master’s thesis. Completing a research paper abroad is only possible if you have a supervising professor at both TU Hamburg and at the host university.

Internships that are carried out immediately after an Erasmus student exchange stay at an Erasmus partner university, with the support of the partner university, can be counted as part of the Erasmus student exchange stay (SMS). For internships in Erasmus countries that are carried out independently of an Erasmus study exchange stay, students can apply for funding through Erasmus student mobility for traineeships.

Within Erasmus+, multiple stays abroad are possible. For each study cycle (Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level), up to 12 months can be spent abroad with Erasmus. These study periods can be made up of study exchanges (SMS) and Erasmus traineeship funding (SMT) as desired.

Who can apply ?

To be eligible for the Erasmus student exchange program, you must be enrolled at the TUHH, and the ERASMUS stay will start in your second year of the Bachelor at the earliest. You have completed at least 30 ECTS credits and fulfil the specific requirements set by your school of studies. For language requirements, please see below.

Application process

The application period is normally from beginning of November to 15 December. This period covers applications for the entirety of the following academic year (i.e. for both the winter semester and the summer semester).
The usual application process involves two stages. First, you apply to the TUHH between mid-November and mid-December for acceptance onto the program. The online application process for the academic year 2022/23 will commence in November. If you want to know more about the application process scroll down to "Online Application for TUHH student exchange programmes" on this page.
After being selected by the TUHH, you must apply to the partner university.

Selection criteria

In the main, it is the Deputy Dean international in your school of study who reaches a decision on your application. The most important selection criteria are your marks so far, the duration of your studies and your language skills. Sometimes there are specific additional criteria that your school of study will be able to advise you on. You should also have sufficient incomplete course units left in your study plan to ensure you don’t lose time by studying abroad. Candidates who have few incomplete course units will be treated with lower priority. The feasibility of your study plan plays a role as do any extra-curricular activities, such as being a mentor in the Erasmus Student Network.

Financial support

At the same time as applying for a place on the Erasmus program, students also apply for an Erasmus+ grant. 
The grant should be used to cover the additional costs associated with studying abroad.
For the monthly instalments, a distinction is made between three groups of countries (groups 1, 2 and 3)

Group Countries Funding per month
Group 1 Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom 600€
Group 2 Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus 540€
Group 3 Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungaria 490€
Internship On-top funding for all countries 150€

Probably there will be a maximum length of funding, which might be shorter than the actual stay abroad. There might also be students without funding, so called zero grant students.

The calculation is made to the day. Funding is only paid for days of ‘active study’, which is considered to be from the first day of lectures to the final examination. 

Disabled students can apply for special funding, as can students who are single parents, first generation adacemics or working students. There is another top-up for "green" mobility (50 Euro + upto 4 travel days if applicable).

Criteria for additional financial support for Erasmus students with fewer opportunities in English here and in German here

 

Proof of language proficiency & language development

For the ERASMUS application the same conditions apply as for any TUHH student exchange. For more information click here.

While an official language test is not always a requirement for acceptance onto the Erasmus+ exchange program, many universities have given language level recommendations in the new Erasmus+ agreements and/or rely on the TUHH having checked language skills.

In any case: it is compulsory for every applicant to upload a proof of B level in the working language during the online application process at TUHH.

As of summer semester 2015, online tests in the working language are compulsory for all selected candidates both before and after your Erasmus stay. But as these tests will follow nomination they cannot be used for application purposes. For some students, the TUHH will also gain access to the EU’s online language courses for the most important working languages.

Recognition of academic performance

Ahead of the period spent abroad, a learning agreement is written up as part of the application to the Erasmus partner university. This governs recognition of your academic performance in advance of your time abroad. The learning agreement establishes both the study programme for the period abroad (course titles and content; generally, this includes the number of ECTS credits) and the educational components at the TUHH that are replaced by your studies abroad and no longer have to be completed at the TUHH.  The learning agreement is signed by the student and the participating universities. At the TUHH, it is signed first by the study coordinator and then by the Deputy Dean International at the school of study. Applicants selected by the TUHH can find further information and form on the mobility portal.

When drafting the learning agreement, a 1:1 equivalence of individual courses is not expected. Instead, a full package of courses totalling around 30 ECTS credits per semester must be equivalent to the courses that you would have completed at the TUHH. The credits completed should be recognised in full. Deviations from this shall be justified by the study programme coordinator.
Necessary alterations to the learning agreement, which may first occur when at the host university, are to be instigated immediately by the student.
After the student’s return, all successfully completed study credits, for which recognition was agreed in the learning agreement, will be recorded by the examination office. For this, ‘Table D’ is filled out. This also gives reasons for any deviations from the original agreement that occurred, for example, because a course was not completed. 

The conversion of marks is dependent on whether the host university has issued ECTS marks. If this is the case, there is a table for converting ECTS marks into TUHH marks.

In all other cases, the so-called modified Bavarian formula is applied: 

 

Here, Pmax is the best possible mark, Pmin is the minimum pass mark and P is the student’s mark.

Group info sessions, info talks & further information

Until further notice, there won't be any ERASMUS Info sessions. Instead, take part in one of our going abroad info sessions. You will find all the details here.

For further information please check the International Office‘s ERASMUS+ brochure

Student Exchange through direct cooperations

Overseas partner universities

More information

TU Hamburg maintains a number of direct exchange cooperations with partner universities. These are usually partner universities in overseas countries or non-EU countries, like Switzerland. (Exceptions: Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Republic of Turkey and Republic of Serbia are non-EU-countries, who are taking part in the Erasmus program. Hence our agreement with them are always through the Erasmus program.)

With some partner universities TU Hamburg holds bilateral agreements on university level. In most cases this means that students from all schools and courses of study can apply for the available exchange places.  Exchange places through bilateral agreements on departmental level are open to students of one certain school of study or a certain course of study. Some exchange places are limited to Bachelor students, some to Master students.

Please, have a look at the list of cooperations

TU Hamburg's direct student exchange places offer a place free of tuition fees at the host university. However, since these direct cooperations are not established under the umbrella of a specific program, financial help is not automatically included. Once selected for such an exchange place, students will have to apply for funding seperately.

DAAD Program with the University of Waterloo (Canada) and UC Berkeley (USA)

Information on the DAAD-sponsored exchange program can be found on the website of the Institute of Marine Engineering and Mechanics

Application process

The application period is normally from beginning of November to 15 December. This period covers applications for the entirety of the following academic year (i.e. for both the winter semester and the summer semester).
The usual application process involves two stages. First, you apply to the TUHH between mid-November and mid-December for acceptance onto the program. The online application process for the academic year 2022/23 will commence in November. If you want to know more about the application process scroll down to "Online Application for TUHH student exchange programmes" on this page.

Free Mover

It is also possible to study abroad at a university of your choice outside of an official exchange program.

Planning

There is no officially recommended time period during your academic career for a study abroad semester. In general, however, it is completed during a Master’s program as the selection of courses within some study programs are more flexible. You should anticipate a 1 to 1.5-year preparatory period when planning your studies abroad. This time is needed for comprehensive research and to ensure you meet scholarship and application deadlines. It may also be the case that a study plan at a particular university is not feasible and that you have to reconsider your options. It is therefore advisible to start with colecting information on the academic year and application deadlines in your desired host country, as well as the deadline for the scholarship provider.

General information about studying abroad can be found on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the largest German scholarship provider. A DAAD brochure on all funding opportunities is available in the International Office.

Application and deadlines

You often have to apply for scholarships or programs a long time before applying for a study place. In particular, you have to apply for the year-long DAAD study scholarships up to 1.5 years in advance. Additionally, application documents for scholarships generally demand a recommendation letter from a professor and a language certificate; obtaining these can take some time. Applications for scholarships are usually made to the scholarship provider directly.

Recognition of academic performance

Recognition takes place through the examination board. You must apply to the examination office for this on returning to the TUHH.
The TUHH examination office is your first point of contact.

Dissertations, term papers and project work abroad

In principle, it is possible to complete research during your time studying abroad. It is important that a TUHH professor has already agreed to be your supervisor. A supervisor must also be found at the host university. If the research work is to be completed at a partner university of the TUHH, an application via the usual exchange program is sometimes necessary. Otherwise, research stays are not mandatorily tied to certain time periods or deadlines. 

Recognition of Credits

Erasmus & Overseas direct student exchange

Digital Learning Agreement, Workload & Automatic Recognition

The (Digital) Learning Agreement

The learning agreement is a very important part of the exchange stay.  It sets out the recognition of academic achievements at the host university prior to your stay abroad:
It specifies both the study programme for the stay abroad (course and number of ECTS credits) and the educational components at TU Hamburg that are replaced by your study abroad and therefore no longer have to be completed at TU Hamburg.
It is stipulated between the student and TU Hamburg, and, for Erasmus, the host university. At TU Hamburg, the school of study, either by the program director (Studiengangsleitung) or the Deputy Dean International, are in charge of checking and signing it.

The learning agreement is a Digital Learning Agreement. It has 3 phases:

  1. Digital Learning Agreement before the mobility
  2. Changes to the Digital Learning Agreement during the mobility
  3. Automatic recognition after the mobility

It is drawn up entirely in Mobility-Online, TU Hamburg’s mobility management tool. Applicants selected by TU Hamburg already have access to Mobility-Online and can find further information directly there. Leading up the compilation of the digital learning agreement, the TU Hamburg’s International Office and Examination Office will offer a joint info session for selected applicants on the digital learning agreement and recognition of credits. Invitations will be sent out by Email.

Workload

For Erasmus, a full package of courses totalling around 28-30 ECTS credits per semester must be equivalent to courses that you would have completed at TU Hamburg. The credits need to be recognised in full.
The same applies for overseas direct student exchange: If possible, 30 ECTS at the partner university should be reached.

Automatic Recognition

After the exchange stay, the host university will issue a transcript of records. For the automatic recognition, students need to upload the Transcript of Records in Mobility-Online, together with the grading scale and a table listing translations of the titles in Transcript of Records in German and English.

TU Hamburgs examination office will subsequently record all successfully completed study credits, for which recognition was previously agreed in the digital learning agreement.

The conversion of marks is dependent on whether the host university has issued ECTS marks. If this is the case, there is a table for converting ECTS marks into TU Hamburg marks.  In all other cases, the so-called modified Bavarian formula is applied:

 

[BILD BAYRISCHE FORMEL]

 

Here, Pmax is the best possible mark, Pmin is the minimum pass mark and P is the student’s mark.

TUHH student exchange (overseas, including ISAP)

For studying at partner universities of TUHH, a study contract is concluded before the start of the stay abroad. The courses listed in the contract and the number of ECTS will be  clarified  with the "Studiengangskoordinator" of the course concerned. If possible, 30 ECTS at the partner university should be reached.

After returning from abroad, please submit the documents of the partner university to the Examinations Office together with an updated version of the  study contract. Don't forget to attach the grading scale when handing in the transcript.

Documents which are not issued in German or English are to be submitted with a German or English translation by a publicly appointed translator from Germany. All documents can be downloaded in Mobility-Online.

If you have studied abroad outside of an exchange program, the recognition of your credits gained abroad outside of an exchange  program will be dealt with by an Audit Committee. Please submit a corresponding application to the examination office after returning to TUHH.

 

Here, Pmax is the best possible mark, Pmin is the minimum pass mark and P is the student’s mark.

The grades are always converted according to the modified Bavarian formula. Pmax is the possible top grade, Pmin is the grade with which you are still existing, and P is the grade of the student.

Free Mover

If you have studied abroad outside of an exchange program at a university, which is not a partner university of TU Hamburg, the recognition of your credits gained abroad will be dealt with by an Audit Committee. Please turn to your examination officer to ask for the application form and submit the corresponding application for the recognition of foreign credits to the examination office after returning to TU Hamburg.

The conversion of marks is dependent on whether the host university has issued ECTS marks. If this is the case, there is a table for converting ECTS marks into TU Hamburg marks.  In all other cases, the so-called modified Bavarian formula is applied:

 

[BILD BAYRISCHE FORMEL]

 

Here, Pmax is the best possible mark, Pmin is the minimum pass mark and P is the student’s mark.

The grades are always converted according to the modified Bavarian formula. Pmax is the possible top grade, Pmin is the grade with which you are still existing, and P is the grade of the student.

Funding / Financial Aid

Scholarships for stays abroad are usually not full scholarships, which means that they only cover part of the costs of living

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The largest scholarship holder for studying abroad is the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

PROMOS

Each year the DAAD allots PROMOS grants to German universities. Students can apply for these PROMOS grants. PROMOS can be used to support students' stays abroad, which take place outside the ERASMUS area. (Funding for the EU area can be assessed if there is no bilateral ERASMUS student exchange agreement). Stays up to 6 months can be financed for study periods (course work) and research work overseas (Studienarbeiten or Abschlussarbeiten). The PROMOS scholarship consists of a travel expense allowance and monthly rates. Each year the DAAD determines the amount of the rates and travel expenses per country. Universities can not deviate from this amount. More information can be found here

Eligibility :

Students are eligible when

  • which are registered at the TUHH.
  • who have the German nationality or BAföG in Germany or non-German students who wish to achieve a degree in Germany. Stays in home countries are, however, excluded.
  • who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
  • who have organized their stay abroad at a university or in a company.

What are the criteria for granting scholarships?

  •     Academic meaningfulness of the study project
  •     Above-average grades
  •     Proof of the necessary language skills

Scholarship scope

Grants for stays between 1 - 6 months are given (internships can be funded from 6 weeks).

The monthly rate is usually around € 400. The travel expense and the rate allowance varies, depending on the destination country.

For internships in overseas countries you can apply only for the PROMOS travel expense allowance.

The payment of PROMOS grants is always subject to the apportionment of funds from the DAAD.

Application Periods

  1. PROMOS application period: 11 September - 27 November 2022
    For mobilities that START between: 01 January - 30 June 2023
  2. PROMOS-application period: 07 March - 31 May 2023
    For mobilities that START between: 01 July - 31  December 2023


Applications are made through the Mobility-Online portal.

Further information on use the of Mobility-Online an found here

When you have already created an online application in Mobility-Online before, then you are already listed as a user with one application in Mobility-Online. Just create a new application with the link to the Onlineform above. However, after sending the Onlineform, re-login to your Mobility-Online account. Under "My Applications" in the menue on the left side, you'll be able to display all your applications and you'll be able to chose the new PROMOS application. Your new application has its own workflow, with its own workflow steps, which you'll need to complete. Just like before, your new PROMOS application will only be displayed to us, once you have completed all required workflow steps.

German Federal Loan for Studying Abroad (Auslands-BaföG)

Europe: study periods after two semesters in Germany are funded at national rates for one exchange year and / or possibly until completion within the maximum funding period.

Outside the EU: support for a maximum of 1 year, in exceptional cases up to 2.5 years.

Additional payments (only outside the EU) for travel expenses, health insurance subsidies, tuition fees up to 4600, - € per year are possible

Applications should be send at least 6 months before arrival at the host country to the designated BaföG-Amt.

The Advice Center for Student Finance - BeST in the Studierendenwerk Hamburg also advises on this.

KOCH-Foundation

The Koch-Foundation supports study visits in the Scandinavian-Baltic region. 

Since the number of annual scholarships is very limited, there is no open call.  Suitable nominated student in exchange programmes of the TUHH are notified by the International Office. The application period might be before or after the deadline for exchange programmes at TUHH. For further enquiries, please contact the International Office.

ERASMUS+ Grant: Student Mobility for Studies (SMS)

Study periods at ERASMUS + parteruniversities

An ERASMUS+ grant will be awarded to students participating in the ERASMUS + program. The amount is depending on the host country. More information here

ERASMUS+ Student Mobility for Traineeships (SMT/SMP)

A traineeship lasting at least 60 days in a company based in an ERASMUS member state (EU incl. Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey) can be co-funded through the Erasmus+ progamme (Student Mobility for Traineeships).  Depeding on the country category, the monthely rates are currently 520 €/ 460 € / 400 €.

Train­ing loans (Bil­dungskred­it)

Students with a German citizenship who have already sucessfully passed the exams of the of the first academic year, may apply for a low-interest educational loan for (partial) financing of a study abroad or internship.

Applications are submitted directly to the Federal Office of Administration.

The Advice Center for Student Finance - BeST in the Studierendenwerk Hamburg also advises on this.

Walther Blohm Foundation

The Walther Blohm Foundation promotes talented young people from the aerospace sector by granting subsidies

    - for the further education of young engineers
    - for doctoral students
    - to carry out technical projects in the context of university groups.
    - for stays abroad, study trips and comparable measures that undoubtedly serve the purpose of further technical education

More information can be found here

Proof of Language Proficiency - Sprachnachweis

Inform yourself beforehand about the requested proof of language of your host university

More information

If you do not find the relevant information on the website of your host university, please contact us.
You will have to prove to the international office that you have level B2 in the language of instruction; this is mandatory!
Some universities ask for some basic knowledge in the official language of the country. Please make sure to provide us with a suitable language certificate.

Please be aware that partner Universities, that do not ask for a certain level in the application process expect the sending university (TUHH in this case) to nominate students with the necessary language proficiency.

Application for TUHH Student Exchange (Erasmus, overseas) & TUHH Funding (Promos)

Uploading a language certificate is compulsory. You need to upload the language certificate directly with your online application. Please make sure that you upload a certificate that clearly indicates your level.
A simple proof of participation at a language course is not enough - neither is an online self-assessment.
Check the different language proficiency levels here

For further questions on language requirements and language certificates, please join our information session here

Foreign Language Certificates & Tests

The Volkshochschule Hamburg also offers the DAAD-language certificate test. We also provide information on other language tests and certificates and where to obtain them.

Foreign Language Classes at TUHH

Foreign language classes at TUHH and German language classes at TUHH are currently coordinated by Kirsten Petersen.
TUHH offers language classes through a cooperation with the 'Volkshochschule Hamburg' (public adult education centre).

Abiturzeugnis / Certificate of leaving

It is possible to hand in your Abiturzeugnis as a language reference, if the level is stated! Please be aware that this proof is only approved by TUHH.
If you have questions about this, please join our info session here.

Visa, Insurance and Travel Information

After you have received your admission from the host university, be sure you apply for a student visa in time

More information


Inform yourself about the current political and health crisis situation of your host country. The German foreign office has a website with travel warnings and advises for countries worldwide including a travel app. You should register with the German embassy in your host country to be on a crisis prevention list.

Insurance

The International Office does not request a particular format of insurance, nor does it recommend specific insurance companies.
We leave it up to you to organize the most suitable insurance policy. There are, however, some minimum requirements that you will have to fulfill.

Studying within Europe

European health insurance card
Most Participants will own a European health insurance card. This card gives access to medically necessary services of public health care in the EU countries as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway under the same conditions and costs that apply to citizens of the respective country.

Click here for more information.

However, the European Health Insurance Card does not apply to all European countries nor does it include healthcare providers from the private sector. That’s why there is some additional insurance needed.

Compulsory insurances
- Health insurance, covering your stay abroad
(incl. medically necessary repatriation and return transport)

- Accident insurance (professional and personal)

- Liability insurance (professional and personal)
For internships compulsory. For Studying abroad highly recommended.

- New: International health insurance which also covers pandemic cases

Studying outside of Europe
Your EHIC is definitively not valid outside of Europe. Some Universities offer their exchange students insurance on arrival.  In some cases, these insurances are even compulsory for all exchange students. Please check beforehand if this applies to your university. Please make sure you have sufficient insurance for traveling before receiving the insurance locally

Application

Online Application for TUHH student exchange programmes

Online Application for TUHH/Erasmus student exchange
  1. Use this link to start your application process in Mobility-Online.
    You'll first be redirected to the Shibboleth authentication. Use your StudIP credentials to authenticate.
    You'll then get to the Onlineform. Filling out and sending the Onlineform will create a new application in Mobility-Online. This is only the first part of your online application!
  2. After sending the Onlineform, you'll receive a confirmation email which contains the new link for further access to your application(s) in Mobility-Online. Please use this link to re-login to Mobility-Online in order to view your application(s), to complete your data and to upload all required documents. This is possible only during the ongoing application phase!
  3. You will find all forms and necessary documents to be uploaded in your application workflow in Mobility-Online. You application is considered as submitted when all your data is complete and all uploads are done. You will receive an automatic confirmation email again.
  4. Once the application period is over, you won't be able to start a new application, or change your excisting application or upload more documents.

    Unfinished applications will automatically be rejected the day after the application deadline!

    Mid December is the deadline at the International Office for stays in the following autumn and for stays at the beginning of the next calendar year at all partner universities of TUHH.
Online Application for ISAP: UC Berkeley & U Waterloo

You'll need to create a seperate application in Mobility-Online in order to apply for the ISAP program exchange places. It is the same technical process and the application phase is at the same time. However, the deadline may be slightly later than for the TUHH/Erasmus student exchange places.

Use this link for the ISAP online application.

Go to the ISAP programme website for all other information deadlines of the ISAP program.

What documents do I need to upload?
  • Language certificate in the working language min. B2
  • Letter of Motivation (for each University. Guidelines are downloadable in Mobility Online)
  • CV
  • Photo
  • Transcript of Records
  • Bachelor certificate (if available)

You will find an overview of all documents to be uploaded, directly in Mobility-Online.
Please, fill out the Onlineform and after receiving the login-link, login to see the workflow in Mobility-Online. It will give you the list of all documents you'll need to upload. (Upload-links will appear on the right side always when the previous upload has been done.)

Please note that you must upload a motivation letter for each requested partner university. Please, you use the motivation letter guide (Orientierungshilfe), we have made for you! A prerequisite for writing the motivation letter is to inform yourself about the desired partner university.

Remember to submit the printed paper-application form (last down- and upload) to the International Office! Building E has two big, grey mailboxes you can use: one on the outside of the middle entrance, and one inside the middle entrance in the foyer, left of the staircase glass door.

ISCED codes

ISCED Codes for application here.

Important notice

TUHH's International Office does not guarantee that your application at the partner university is successful! On rare occasions partner universities may change the terms of their exchange programms on short notice (e.g. amount of study fees (not applicable to Erasmus), place quotas, language requirements, and other acceptance criteria). If nominated exchange students are not accepted by the partner for any reason, the student must notify the International Office immediately.

TUHH cannot cover the costs of travel, health insurance, vaccinations and administration fees at the partner university.

FAQ Mobility-Online and Exchange Application

Where is the link to the start of my online application?

The link to start your application in Mobility-Online can be found during the application period further up in the text on this website together with details about the online application.

Somehow the link to the start of the online application does not work. Why?

  • try a different browser (firefox or chrome)
  • connect to the TUHH campus net through the VPN client & login with your kerberos credentials - then try again
  • delete cache & cookies and restart your browser
  • if you have tried all of the above, and it's still not working, contact the international office (but not the Rechenzentrum)

Where can I find the link to complete my application?

After completing and submitting the online form, you will receive a short confirmation email. This email includes the link with which you can log on and off again and again during the ongoing the application period to Mobility-Online.

Mobility-Online shows address data that is not correct. How can I change this?

The data comes from the campus administration network of TUHH. If a wrong address is placed there, you can correct it via the student self-function. It may take some time until the correct data is displayed in Mobility-Online.

Where do I see the upload steps and required documents in Mobility-Online?

After submitting the online form, please log back into Mobility-Online and open your application by clicking on the link, which you then receive in the confirmation email. You will now see the workflow, in which you will be offered links to complete data, downloads of forms and upload links for uploading documents. If you do not see everything, you can expand the following upload steps using the small white crosses.

When and how long is the application period?

The application is expected to be open for TUHH students in November. The application period ends in December. Between November and December you can create your application with the link on the International Office website. Please check the exact dates online.

Your application will automatically be submitted as soon as you have completed all uploads. After the last upload, you will receive a confirmation mail with additional information on the course of the selection process.

Please remember to send the application form, uploaded and signed in the last step, to the office in a letter addressed to Ms Wilberg to one of the two letterboxes in Building E in the foyers or during Wilberg's office hours. You can find their contact details here.

How long do I have to wait for feedback after the end of the application period?

As a rule the schools of study need 6-8 weeks to make the selection. Most of the selection decisions are made by the Deputy Deans International / International coordinators and their assigned assistant in each school. For some partnerships. there are own selection committees (for example, Berkeley / Waterloo), which make their decisions partly earlier or slightly later. The International Office then enter the selection decision in Mobility-Online. You will then receive an e- mail generated from the system with additional information for further administrative processing in the exchange process. Theses mails do not all go out the same day. Some students receive early notice, some a little later.

It is very likely that exchange places are strongly demanded. Therefore, if you do not initially receive any of your desired locations, it is possible that we will offer you a list of vacancies that are not requested or vacated at the moment (if you have selected this option in the online form). Final cancellations will therefore only be given later in time, after the allocation of all places.

The selection procedure is complex and time-intensive. Please, be patient and wait until you hear from us.

Where can I find information about the ERASMUS program and exchange programs on overseas?

You may find information via our website or trough the Information Desk. Please send an inquiry to internationaloffice@tuhh.de or contact Berit Illmann (Overseas Partnerships) or Elvira Wilberg (Erasmus Partnerships). You can find their contact details here.

Who do I contact with technical questions about Mobility-Online?

Please contact Sarah Neumann: sarah.neumann@tuhh.de

Why can't I see my desired University in the drop-down list? Who do I contact with questions regarding the exchange placement in Mobility-Online?

Please contact Berit Illmann (Overseas Partnerships) or Elvira Wilberg (Erasmus Partnerships). You can find their contact details here.