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 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 degree programs below regarding that.
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
If you obtained your higher education entrance eligibility abroad, you need to have your degree recognized, e.g., through preliminary review documentation (VPD) or an endorsement of recognition. More information ...
Proof of German proficiency (if available)
If you already have a language certificate demonstrating adequate German proficiency, please submit it with your application. If you are unable to provide any of the recognized certificates proving German language proficiency, you must take Studienkolleg Hamburg’s placement test. This usually takes place in February.
Recognized language certificates
More information on applying for the pre-semester preparatory course
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.
Subject advising is offered in the department that offers the subject in question or at Central Academic Advising at Universität Hamburg.
Applying for a higher subject semester
Proof of prior studies
If you were enrolled in the same degree program at a German state university, simply submit your Transcript of Records. If you were enrolled in a related degree program at a foreign or private university, you need to obtain a certificate from the department that offers your chosen degree program recognizing completed coursework (Einstufungsbescheinigung). This certificate confirms that you may apply for a higher subject semester based on your previous academic achievements. More information ...
Applying for the Hauptstudium
Proof of undergraduate studies
To apply for the Hauptstudium, you need to submit proof of a completed Grundstudium. If you have not received proof by the application deadline, you may submit it at a later date. More information on applying for the Hauptstudium and document submission deadlines
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.
Applying for a master’s degree program
The application requirements for the master’s degree programs are set by the departments. Take note of the required documents listed in the application information (PDF) for your chosen degree program: www.uni-hamburg.de/liste-master
A few master’s degree programs accept paperless, online applications:
- Teacher training master’s programs / Master of Education
- Human Movement Science (MA)
- Biology (MSc)
- British and American Cultures (MA)
- English as a World Language (MA)
- Master of Arts in Media Studies (MA)
- Psychology (MSc)
- Industrial Engineering (MSc)
For these degree programs, selection is made on the basis of the information you provided online; paper documents are only required where previous courses of study are not clearly comparable, and where you have previously graduated abroad, in order to establish comparability. Further information will be provided as part of the online application process.
Special application as part of the online application
You must submit your special application as part of the standard online application procedure. After re-entering the required personal details, upload the supporting documents and submit the special application. Do not forget to also submit your full online application!
The proof required depends on the grounds for a special application and your personal circumstances. More information ...