You have questions about visas, residence permits and work permits before, during and after your studies? This brochure provides detailed answers and comprehensive information. (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Hamburg offers a broad variety of public and private universities – find out more.
The counselling centres of Hamburg’s universities help you with questions about the content of study programs, the application procedures or study orientation.
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.
BAföG stands for the Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz, which determines students' rights to support for their courses of education and training.
Nearly two thirds of all students work to finance their studies. Inform yourself about the regulations for foreign students.
Hamburg has 200 libraries, with a stock of around 19 million media units. The most important library is the “Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Carl von Ossietzky”.
This internet portal showcases an overview of the German research landscape and funding system, a web catalogue of more than 300 annotated links to German research websites and much more
Every year more than 85,000 people from around the world move to the Elbe, more than move away. Twelve newcomers have told us their stories. They talk about love, the dream of becoming a star and an extended family with long grey noses.
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