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UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG - [UHH], HAMBURG, HAMBURG

Hamburg, HamburgLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1919Established Year
  29584Enrollment

University of Hamburg: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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University of Hamburg is one of the largest universities of higher learning and education in northern Germany with a total student population of 43,957 in the winter semester of 2019-20. This includes 10,221 new enrollments. Approximately 15% of the total student population belonged to international students.

University of Hamburg Total Enrollment

Established in the year 1919 by local citizens, University of Hamburg has emerged as a popular university in Germany among international students. It received a total of 42,856 applications for the academic year of 2019. Some of the distinguished scholars and Nobel Prize winners such as Otto Stern, Wolfgang Pauli, Agathe Lasch have been associated with this university.

University of Hamburg offers over 170 academic programs in various disciplines ranging from art history and law to physics and mathematics. Bachelors programs are taught in German only whereas some masters programs are available in English language too. These degrees are offered by 8 faculties and 27 departments of the university.

University of Hamburg Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Campus LocationHamburg, Germany
Campus SettingUrban
Official Websitewww.uni-hamburg.de
Establishment Year1919
Total Enrollment43,947 (2019-20)
% of International Students14%
No. of Programs OfferedOver 170
Funding Received for 2019State: 541 million EUR;
External: 261 million EUR

University of Hamburg Ranking

Considered as a prestigious university of Germany, University of Hamburg’s rankings can be summarized as follows:

  • 228 by QS News World Ranking 2021
  • 145th best global university by US News in 2020
  • 57th best global university in Europe and 7th best in Germany, as per US News Ranking for 2020
  • 135 by THE World University Ranking 2021
  • 101-200 at impact ranking of 2020 by THE
  • 31st at impact ranking 2020 for gender equality by THE

University of Hamburg Programs

More than 70 bachelors and 100 masters programs are available at University of Hamburg. These are offered by the eight faculties: law; business, economics & social science; education; medicine; humanities; mathematics, informatics & natural sciences; psychology & human movement; and business administration.

  • All the bachelors degree programs are taught in German except BSc in Economics.
  • BSc in Economics is offered in both English and German.
  • The language of instruction for some of the MS, MA and LLM programs is English.
  • Some of the MS degrees offered in English are economics, mathematics, physics and molecular biology.
  • University of Hamburg offers MBA only in one specialization ie. Health Management.

University of Hamburg Campus

University of Hamburg has over 180 properties across the city with main campus in Moorweide opposite Hamburg Dammtor station. All the important buildings such as the state and university library of Hamburg, Audimax, Hamburg University Archive and other teaching buildings are located in Von Melle Park, close to the main campus.

Other important buildings are grouped around Martin Luther King Square. Geography department marks the western end of the campus and is situated close to Schlump Metro Station. Some other departments and their locations are:

  • Physics: Jungiusstraße, Bergedorf and Bahrenfeld
  • Biology: Flottbek
  • Computer Science: Stellingen
  • Medical School: Eppendorf (at University Hospital Hamburg)

University of Hamburg’s campus also has several popular museums and collections such as the Zoological Museum, the Herbarium Hamburgense, the Geological-Paleontological Museum, the Loki Schmidt Garden, and the Hamburg Observatory.

University of Hamburg Accommodation

On-campus accommodation is not available at University of Hamburg. However, students have many other living options for studying in Germany. Some of them are as follows:

  • Student Residences: These are the cheapest living options available for international students enrolled in any educational institution of Germany. They are managed by the Student Association of Hamburg and have a partnership with the University of Hamburg.
    • 24 residence halls accommodating 4,200 students
    • About 10% of them are international students
    • Rent starts from 230 EUR per month
    • Furnished bedroom, communal kitchen, living room and bathroom shared by 10 to 15 people on one floor
    • Must apply at least 3 months prior to the moving-in date
  • Flatshares: Other option is to share a flat with other occupants. Cost starts from 400 EUR per month and can increase depending upon the demand.

Other platforms where international students can look for accommodation in Germany are Immowelt, Studenten WG, Studierendenwerk Hamburg, WG Gesucht, WG Suche, Wohngemeinschaft, HousingAnywhere and WG Zimmer Hamburg.

University of Hamburg Admission Process

International students can follow the guidelines provided as follows while applying at University of Hamburg:

Where to Apply: Application for both bachelors and masters programs are accepted directly via the University of Hamburg’s website.

Application Deadline:

  • Application for international masters and bachelors programs are accepted from February 15 to March 31.
  • For the rest of the programs, winter and summer semester applications are accepted from June 1 to July 15 and December 1 to January 15 respectively.

Admission Requirements: Following documents must be mailed to the address provided by the university before deadline:

  • Printed online application with sign of student
  • Proof of previous academic records
  • Proof of English or German or both language proficiency depending upon the program
  • Additional documents such as resume, letter of motivation, evaluation letter, etc as per program requirement

University of Hamburg Tuition Fees

Similar to other public universities of Germany, University of Hamburg also doesn’t charge any tuition fees. International students just have to pay a semester contribution fees of 328 EUR even for a semester on leave. If a student applies for several semesters of leave in a row, he/she can pay a reduced amount of 278 EUR.

Breakdown of semester fees charged by University of Hamburg are as follows:

Type of FeesAmount (in EUR)
Statutory Purposes of Student Body12
Semester Ticket178
Semester Ticket Hardship Fund3.40
Studierendenwerk85
Administrative Fees50

University of Hamburg Funding

International students enrolled in one of the degree programs of University of Hamburg are eligible to apply for two types of scholarships: Merit Scholarship and Degree Completion Grant. Both are discussed in detail as follows:

Merit Scholarship for International Students

It is awarded to international students and doctoral researchers from all fields of study actively involved in social and intercultural context. The scholarship is awarded for 2 semesters or 1 year. You can apply again next year after expiry of the funding period. A single student can avail this scholarship for a maximum of 3 years.

Funding Amount (per month): Doctoral Researchers - 1000 EUR; Others: 850 EUR

Eligibility: Completion of 2 semesters (for undergraduates) and 1 semester (masters and doctorates) at University of Hamburg.

Application Deadline:

  • For funding period October 1 - September 30: April 15
  • For funding period April 1 - March 31: October 15

Documents Required:

  • CV
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Proof of social and intercultural activities
  • Certificates of achievements
  • Completed evaluation form from 2 professors, junior professors or teaching staff
  • Proof of German residence permit

Selection Decision: International students are notified about the selection committee's decision after 6 to 8 weeks of application deadline. Decision is based on the academic performance, participation in social/intercultural activities and financial situation of applicants.

Admission Decision: Letter of acceptance or rejection for winter semester is sent by the following dates:

  • Bachelors: August 14
  • Masters: International - May to June; Other: August 21

Degree Completion Grant for International Students

Degree Completion Grants are awarded to international students only who are about to complete their education from University of Hamburgonly. The period of funding is 6 months for undergraduate students which can be extended to 12 months if the final exam is not completed within the expected time period. Masters and diploma students have the flexibility of applying for a 12 months grant.

Funding Amount (per month): 200 EUR to 720 EUR (depends upon the income of student)

Eligibility:

  • Must be in the final year of studies at University of Hamburg
  • Have no other financial support at the time of applying

Application Deadline:

  • For period of funding from July 1 - December 31: June 1
  • For period of funding from 1 January – 30 June: December 1

Documents Required:

  • CV
  • Reason for applying
  • Detailed schedule of all steps leading to final exam
  • Evaluation from supervisor of final thesis
  • German residence permit
  • Copies of bank statements from last 3 months

Selection Decision: International students are selected on the basis of financial need and notified approximately after 4 weeks of application deadline.

Note: Funding amount for both of the above mentioned scholarships are paid directly to the student’s account in German banks only. You cannot take academic leave during the period of funding.

Other funding options available for international students in Germany are part-time jobs, fellowships, loans, funding from the government, etc.

University of Hamburg Notable Alumni

Many notable people and Nobel Prize winners have graduated from University of Hamburg. Some of them are listed below:

  • Ezriel Carlebach: Israeli journalist and editorial writer
  • Shiing-Shen Chern: Winner of Wolf Prize in Mathematics
  • Juergen Fitschen: Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank from 2009-16
  • Rainer Froese: Developer of FishBase
  • Harald zur Hausen: Winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine
  • J. Hans D. Jensen: Winner of Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Joachim Ritter: Philosopher and founder of the so-called Ritter School of liberal conservatism
  • Ole Wittmann: German art historian, curator, and publisher

University of Hamburg has leading research centres in Germany. Its researchers get the benefit of working in close association with renowned research institutions of Hamburg such as DESY, German Climate Computing Center and three Max Planck Institutes. Important research areas of university are climate, nanoscience, neuroscience, structural biology, mathematical physics and health economics.

Not only does the University of Hamburg charge zero tuition fees, it also provides scholarships to international students with financial needs. Low cost of study and lucrative research programs attract study abroad aspirants towards this institute.

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University of Hamburg Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population29584
Average Cost of Attendance$10,545 / Year

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