Supporting documents to submit when applying
All applicants must apply online. Be sure to note the specific selection procedure for your chosen degree program. Certain groups must upload documents within the online application. Which documents are to be uploaded by the respective groups is described below.
Applying for master degree programs
When applying for master's degree programs, you must in many cases submit documents in paper form or in a separate digital form (by email or contact form) in addition to submitting the online application. Please note the information on applying for master's degree programs.
Bachelor's teacher training self-assessment
When applying for a bachelor’s in teacher training program, you must upload proof that you took part in an anonymous self-assessment test. The test results have no impact on selection when university places are allocated at Universität Hamburg. We recommend taking the Career Counselling for Teachers (CCT) self-assessment test or, if you plan to apply to a teacher training program in primary education, completing the expectations checklist for primary education teacher training programs (Erwartungscheck Grundschullehramt) offered by the Faculty of Educational Science at Universität Hamburg (available as of mid-July).
To participate in the CCT self-assessment test, you must proceed as follows:
- Open the website (http://www.cct-germany.de) and click on Studieninteressierte (Prospective students).
- Go to Geführte Touren (Guided tours) in the menu bar at the top and select Tour 1: Soll ich ein Lehrerstudium beginnen? (Should I begin a teaching degree?). In addition to the code you selected, please also enter the group name here (“Hamburg”).
- After you completed the test, you can download a certificate of participation. Subsequently, you can upload it when you apply online.
Applying for the pre-semester preparatory course
Documented recognition of your foreign higher education entrance eligibility
Proof of German proficiency
Applying with professional and/or vocational qualifications
If you are eligible to apply to a university after you have passed professional education exams, you will need to submit proof that you have also received subject advising.
Applying for a higher subject semester
Proof of prior studies
Applying for the Hauptstudium
Proof of undergraduate studies
Reapplying for first subject semester
If you have already studied the same degree program at a German university, you must provide an official record from your previous university demonstrating that you have not previously completed any coursework in this degree program, and that no coursework will have been completed or grades awarded by the beginning of the semester. Failure to submit this evidence will result in your application being formally rejected.