Information for first-year students
All departments of the University offer orientation activities (OE) the week before the semester begins. These activities give you an opportunity to find out everything you need to know before you start studying. We therefore urge you to take part in your department's orientation week.
The Welcome Week is an interdisciplinary event for all first-year students at Universität Hamburg. It takes place two weeks before the official start of the semester, i.e. one week before the orientation activities ("Orientierungseinheiten" or "OE") of your degree program.
There is a diverse program from which you can choose. It is a good opportunity to get to know the university, the city and students from all faculties and from all over the world.
Checklist for first semester students
There is a lot to remember when starting university so we have compiled a checklist to prevent you from forgetting anything.
To help you get started in Hamburg, take a look at the brochure: To-dos for New Students (PDF)
The Studi-Navigator (A Guide to Starting your Studies) appears every winter semester. This brochure contains the most important semester dates, offices and useful tips and is an indispensable guide for all new students.
A cinematic tour of the campus at Von-Melle-Park – including the main building, Stabi and Audimax. With exciting facts, the most important hygiene rules that apply in all buildings of the university, as well as links to further information.