Application process

The application process is online and there are different paths, depending on your status. Please see the points below for more information. We have two application deadlines for exchange students:

Winter semester (September–beginning February): 30 April
Summer semester (March–mid July): 30 October

If you are applying through UAS7 or Global E3, the deadlines are earlier (see below).

Application prerequisites

1. In general, there must be an exchange agreement betwen our university and your university; either as an Erasmus+ agreement (EU countries) or a bilateral agreement (non-EU contries) before you can apply. Please speak with the International Office at your home university to be sure. A couple of departments allow international "freemovers" to complete a semester in Hamburg. Please see the Programmes in English to see where this applies. Then an exchange agreement is not necessary.

2. You must be enrolled at your home university during the period of exchange at HAW Hamburg and provide proof of your student status. 

3. Exchange students coming from non-EU countries must supply a certificate proving their language abilities with their appplication:

   a) TOEFL iBT (min. 85 points); IELTS (min. band 6) - if you are taking classes in English (unless English is your native language)

  b) B2 German (e.g. Goethe Institut) - if you are taking classes in German (unless German is your native language) 

How to apply as an exchange student

Students from Erasmus and partner universities

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Students from UAS7 and Global E3 partners

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Freemovers

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Contact

Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
Student Exchange Coordinator, Huong Ly Luu

Faculty of Life Sciences
Student Exchange Coordinator, Astrid von der Heide

Faculty of Design, Media and Information
Student Exchange Coordinator, Jenny Kahler

Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Student Exchange Coordinator, Lea Andres