International applicants

There are no entrance exams at HAW Hamburg, with the exception of some degree courses in the Faculty of Design, Media and Information. You apply on the basis of your certificates and transcripts, as well as other documents. But before you begin working on your application, you should make sure that you prepare properly. These are the most important steps:

Step 1: Selecting a degree course

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Step 2: Getting ready to apply

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Step 3: Submitting your application

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Step 4: After you have applied

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Corona update

Due to the current circumstances, HAW Hamburg has switched to an entirely online process with uni assist for summer semester 2021, which means that you do not have to submit certified copies. The certified copies will be reviewed once you have been enrolled at HAW Hamburg. Please note that the preliminary review documentation (VPD) for winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2021 is only valid for one year. This means you can only use it for the current application process and the subsequent one.

Please note: At HAW Hamburg, the preliminary review documentation (VPD) is usually valid for two years. However, VPDs issued for winter semester 2020/21 or summer semester 2021 are valid for one year only (see above).

Do you still have questions? You can contact us using our contact form.

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