Hamburg offers countless opportunities to study and a comprehensive range of research facilities. Choose Hamburg!
If you want to study in Germany, you need a residence permit for the purpose of studying.
In order to enrol at a German college or university and to obtain a residence permit, students must prove to have adequate health insurance.
It is not easy to find affordable, suitable accommodation in Hamburg in time for the start of semester. We advise you to start searching before being accepted at your university.
Nearly two thirds of all students work to finance their studies. Inform yourself about the regulations for foreign students.
BAföG stands for the Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz, which determines students' rights to support for their courses of education and training.
Hamburg has 260 libraries, with a stock of around 25 million media units. The biggest scientific general library is the “Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Carl von Ossietzky”.
This booklet contains an overview of all legal regulations regarding visas, residence and work permits before, during and after your studies in Germany. (PDF, 438.3 KB)
General information about studying in Germany (study offers, scholarships, etc.)
In this brochure, the Studierendenwerk Hamburg compiled tips and information regarding studying in Hamburg. (PDF, 7.3 MB)
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