People from more than 100 nations study at HAW Hamburg and the university has international partnerships all over the world. This cultural diversity is a particular opportunity for the further development of study, teaching and research at the university.

The development and implementation of the internationalisation strategy at HAW Hamburg is carried out in cooperation with the Executive Board, the International Office and the Vice Deans in the faculties. They form the university's Internationalisation Advisory Board. 

International degree-seeking students are looked after by the International Office. The Student Exchange Coordinators in the faculties are the main contact person for the international exchange students.