Studying means attending lectures, cramming, giving presentations, and writing exams. True, but there is definitely more that matters! Uni Hamburg's students can choose choose from a range of activities outside the classroom.
University politics: AStA and StuPa
If you are interested in politics, you can join student council (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss, AStA) or student parliament (Studierendenparlament, StuPa).
AStA members are elected by the student parliament. Both committees represent the interests of all students at Uni Hamburg. Elections for the student parliament are held at the beginning of each year. If you want to run for office, you can either join a student association involved in University politics, a University group, or stand as an independent candidate.
Another way to get involved in University politics is joining one of the other student councils.
Sports, music, social commitment
(University) politics is not your calling? Uni Hamburg has numerous other worthy causes. Many diverse University groups and student associations welcome new members!
For instance, you can make music or do sports, support ethnic minorities, act in a play, fight for environmental protection, or devote some of your spare time to shaping life at the Uni or in the city.
Explore our list of student associations! There is great variety of options catering to all interests and tastes. The section below lists several opportunities. Of course you can also set up your own group...
University Music is far less academic than its name implies! It stands for having fun with music.
The musicians and singers in our choir and orchestra, jazz big band and the Monteverdi Choir are well-known for their regular, almost professional concerts. But, do not worry: You must not be a professional musician in order to join! Quite on the contrary, we always welcome new musicians and singers.
Visit University Music online for a surface impression. Newcomers will find general information as well as our concert calendar.
Dig up your sports shoes! Fencing, soccer (German football), Argentine tango or yoga - University Sports offers a broad spectrum of sports classes, seven days a week, as often as you wish! This not only helps you stay fit, but is also a great opportunity to get in touch with other students.
Newcomers can try out our offerings at a reduced rate during our regular Schnupperwochen at the start of each semester.
Visit University Sports online!
Are you stage-struck?
Established at the Department of English and American Studies in 1980, our theater company University Players has won many enthusiastic fans. This English language theater project is famous for entertaining audiences with stage productions that interweave serious topics and wit.
Do you want to join us on stage? University Players welcome new participants. Prior stage experience is no must, but helps. Also, there is loads to do backstage! Thus, we also hope to attract people who reach top form as directors, light or sound technicians, costume and set designers.
Come on! Check out University Players as a spectator or join us!
PIASTA Intercultural Living and Learning
The acronym PIASTA (Programm International für alle Studierenden und Alumni) stands for Intercultural Living and Studying at Universität Hamburg. Our motto "Intercultural discovery, interdisciplinary learning, informed study!" is also our guideline for International Welcome Week, language exchange partnerships, and cross-cultural PIASTA evenings.
Student volunteers organize all events for students. We provide diverse workshops, and coaching offerings that will assist you in studying efficiently, for instance courses in study and relaxation techniques.
Go directly to PIASTA!