Preparation and FAQs

It is very important to plan your semester abroad thoroughly and well in advance. In addition to reading the information here, you also need to inform yourself by doing the following:

  • Take advantage of the information provided by the student exchange coordinators.
  • Get advice from your student exchange coordinator about the partner universities and how you can best incorporate a stay into your studies.
  • Attend one of the International Office's general information events about studying abroad (events calendar).
  • Take advantage of the International Office's office hours to get advice on funding possibilities and scholarships: Tuesdays, 11:00 am–1:00 pm, and Thursdays, 2:00–5:00 pm, at the Student Center, Stiftstraße 69, building wing G, 2nd floor, room 230; currently only offered via telephone: 040 /428 75-9181.

Frequently asked questions

Which countries can I study in? Where can I get more information?

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When should I start planning?

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Can I study at a university in another country that isn't a partner university of HAW Hamburg (freemover)?

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If I am a parent, can I go study abroad with my child(ren)?

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How and where can I obtain the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) language proficiency certificate?

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Where and how can I meet international students? How can I get involved in internationally oriented volunteer work before and after my study stay abroad?

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Do I need a visa to study abroad?

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What insurance do I need while studying abroad?

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How do I find accommodation when I go abroad?

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Should I take leave for a semester when I go abroad to study?

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Semester contribution – How can I get a refund for the HVV semester ticket?

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