Over 180 properties, scattered throughout the city, make up the University of Hamburg. The main campus of the university is located in the central district of Rotherbaum, with affiliated institutes and research centers spread around the city state. The Main Building stands on the Moorweide opposite Hamburg Dammtor station, not far from the main campus at Von-Melle-Park.
The university offers many courses for the students. For the information on the courses offered by the University, please click on the following link:
Studierendenwerk (student services) accommodation
Studierendenwerk Hamburg currently provides 23 housing facilities for 4,000 inhabitants. All rooms are furnished and rent including utilities starts at EUR 230. This rather inexpensive type of accommodation is much desired, however. We strongly recommend that you apply online at least three months before your planned moving date!
For further information, offerings and deadlines, please refer to the page of student services Studierendenwerk, which offers :
Commercial housing opportunities
You will find numerous communal housing cooperatives, housing companies and private landlords in Hamburg. Check out the following online real estate portals for vacancies!
Exchange platforms which are available for house sharing:
- Looking for a room
- Shared student accommodation
- Shared apartments
You can also resort to the traditional ways of looking for an accommodation via University notice boards or apartment ads in local newspapers.
For more information about accommodation pleases refer the following link-
Cost of living
Without additional costs for further insurances, private vehicles, etc. you ought to expect the following expenses:
- Housing: ca. EUR 250–450 per month
- Living expenses: ca. EUR 300–500 Euro per month
The good news is: in October 2012 University of Hamburg abolished tuition fees. Thus, students only have to cover a semester contribution of EUR 310 per semester.
Apropos semester contribution: it also covers the semester public transport pass that allows you to use public transportation in greater Hamburg all semester long.
For more information pleases refer the following link-
International students and first-degree graduates can apply for a scholarship of up to € 650 per month for a twelve-month period. They must be completing a degree at Universität Hamburg and demonstrate good to excellent academic performance.
International students at University of Hamburg not eligible for BAföG (federal financial aid) or who do not have other financial means can apply for a merit scholarship.
Towards the end of their studies, international students can also apply for degree completion grants. Both types of funding are provided by the state. International students do not, however, have legal entitlement to financial aid.
Winner of Wolf Prize in mathematics in 1984
Lawyer, legal academic and professor for commercial law
Winner of Max Planck Medal in 2002
Developer of FishBase
Harald zur Hausen
Winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008
Hans Adolf Krebs
Winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1953
Mathematician and physicist. Winner of the Whitehead Prize
First Mayor of Hamburg (1961–1965)
Advising and counseling
The University offers advice and counseling to students. You can contact them for the same at:
Academic advising office hours
Mon–Wed 10 am–1 pm
Thu 2–6 pm
Academic advising by telephone
+49 40 42838-7181
Mon–Wed 10 am–12 pm