Study in Hamburg

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Why study in Hamburg?

Hamburg is an exciting city in Northern Germany. It’s the country’s second-largest city and is home to more than 1.8 million people. Hamburg is a diverse place with a perfect blend of old and modern cultures - something that international students will love.

The city is famous for its amazing history, festivals, shopping outlets, and entertainment scene. Hamburg is also dotted with beautiful parks and gardens which are ideal spots for strolling around - Hamburg has something for all.


Universities in Hamburg

International students are spoilt for choice when it comes to studying in Hamburg. The city is home to many well-known universities - there are plenty of institutions to choose from.

No matter what subject you’re interested in pursuing, you’re sure to find a great university in Hamburg suited to you - it’s a fantastic place for education.

What to study in Hamburg

Hamburg is home to a host of universities, many of which offer dynamic undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a range of disciplines. You can study anything from medicine to art, sciences, law, finance, and so much more.

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What is the cost of study in Hamburg?

Public universities in Hamburg don’t charge tuition fees. However, you may need to pay a small administrative fee which is usually between €100-€400. Private universities can charge up to €40,000 a year in fees.

Hamburg is one of the most expensive cities in Germany. However, it’s cheaper than some other major German locations like Munch and Frankfurt.

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How to study in Hamburg

Each university in Hamburg has its own application process, so it’s likely that you’ll need to apply directly to the university of your choice. Make sure you check the entry requirements to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria before you apply.

Some universities accept applications through an online portal called uni-assist, which allows you to apply to several universities at once. However, not all institutions accept applications through this platform.

Once you’ve secured a place at your chosen university, you can apply for a German student visa. If you don’t need a visa, you’ll still need a residence permit.

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Ksenia Ramaj
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Studied Business Administration at Kühne Logistics University
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Tell us about Hamburg

It is very safe. The public transportation is amazing. You can travel from one part of the city to the other without worrying of getting lost. You have groceries stores near your neighborhood.