Advising for International Students
Informational Booklet: To-Dos for New Students
Did you apply to Universität Hamburg and are now wondering what the next steps are? The brochure „To-Dos for New Students” contains useful information about the most important things you will need to take care of before you start studying – from registering in Hamburg to taking out insurance.
Advice for International Students on Legal, Social, and Personal Matters
Whether at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of your studies, there are many questions that international students may have. How do I find my way around a German university? Which are the first steps I need to take after my arrival in Hamburg? What do I need to consider if I change my field of study or want do an internship? Which residence permit can I apply for after graduation? You may also experience private, financial, or study-related difficulties. And sometimes not everything about your study abroad will go according to plan. It is important to find out the details early on and to seek support if you have any problems. We encourage you to come to a consultation, especially if you are unsure of whom to turn to for help. We advise students to make an appointment even if their problems seem to be minor.
Advisor: Katja Grannis
Office Hours: by appointment. Please get in touch with Ms. Grannis via email: international-student-support"AT"uni-hamburg.de. You can also find many information on our website for international students.
Target group: International students as well as Universität Hamburg graduates. International doctoral candidates should contact the Welcome Service for international researchers.
Legal Advice for International Students
For international students, doctoral candidates and graduates we offer free legal advice from a lawyer (Björn Stehn) .
Advice is provided on topics related to studies, such as visas, extension of residence permits, work permits and career entry after graduation in Germany.
See UHH Join for all dates and to register. If you cannot manage your appointment, you can cancel your appointment through UHH Join so that students on the waiting list can take your slot.
Feel free to contact us if you have questions or problems: email@example.com.
Advice on Scholarships for International Students
Merit scholarship program for international students
International students and graduates enrolled at Universität Hamburg with outstanding academic records can apply for a merit scholarship. For more information, please consult the Department of International Affairs website:
Degree completion grants for international students
To complete university studies, international students enrolled at Universität Hamburg needing financial support can apply for a degree completion grant. For more information, please consult the Department of International Affairs website:
Coordination: Nicolai Pudimat
Target group: International students and doctoral students at Universität Hamburg
Office hours and additional information at:
Advising for the Certificate Intercultural Competence and Outgoing Students
Information and Advice on Acquiring the Certificate Intercultural Competence (CIC)
The Certificate Intercultural Competence (CIC) is awarded to students at Universität Hamburg who have dedicated their time to intercultural issues. The CIC therefore serves as recognition of intercultural involvement and is an additional distinction for students. The certificate encompasses the areas of intercultural training, international experience, intercultural activity, and intercultural studies. At the weekly office hour, interested students may receive information and tips on how they can acquire the CIC during their studies.
Office hours: Tuesdays, 4.00 – 5.00 pm (please sign up for an appointment in advance by email)
Place You will be notified after you have an appointment.
Contact: Annika Johannsen
Information Office hours and additional information at:
Information and Advice on Studying Abroad
How do I plan studying abroad? What exchange programs does Universität Hamburg offer? What kind of funding is available? The Study Abroad Team within the Department of International Affairs can provide answers to these and many other questions.
Going abroad is not only an opportunity to discover a new culture. It also expands your academic profile and improves your chances on the job market. You’ll see the world – and your own country – from another perspective. However, it is very important to plan your trip well in advance as many programs have a long application process (in some cases, more than a year!).
The Study Abroad Team holds monthly information sessions and weekly office hours for individual advising.
Information Office hours and additional information at:
Contact email: outgoings"AT"uni-hamburg.de
Doing an Internship Abroad through Erasmus+
An Erasmus+ internship is a great way to gain practical experience working in other European countries. Erasmus interns receive a monthly grant of between €310 and €410, depending on the host country. This grant is independent of the internship stipend. In addition to the monthly support, you can also apply for a BAföG federal student loan for your time abroad. The Erasmus internship must last for at least two months and is funded for a maximum of six months. The application deadline for Erasmus+ grants for internships is at least four weeks prior to the beginning of the internship.
Information More information about the prerequisites, application forms, and grant amounts can be found at:
www.uni-hamburg.de/erasmus Doing an internshipabroad through Erasmus
Contact: Nadine Stäcker