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Costs and Financing your study in Hamburg

Tuition fees

The good news is that the City of Hamburg subsidises degree programmes at Hamburg universities, so we do not charge tuition fees for national and international students (exceptions - professional Master's programmes (see below). 

Living costs for Hamburg

Studying in Hamburg can still be expensive compared to living in your home country, so we would like to give you an overview of the costs that you should expect as a degree-seeking student, to help you plan and be prepared. The following are the approximate costs for one semester:

Semester contribution 321.10 Euros *
Tuition fees no tuition; exception professional Master programmes **
Health insurance (non-EU students only) 80-90 Euro/month
Accommodation 250 - 350 Euro/month
Living costs (depending on lifestyle) 300 - 500 Euro/month
Estimated total costs/semester 4,000 - 5,500 Euro

* summer semester 2017.
You will have to provide proof of 720 Euro/month in order to get a residence permit for your studies.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences offers scholarships for its international students for academic merit and for the final semester thesis:

Bachelor scholarships
Master scholarships
Final Year Scholarships

And if you get into financial difficulties we also have a small emergency financial aid programme.

For further options to finance your studies in Hamburg, you can also speak with Studierendenwerk Hamburg

HAW Hamburg Stipendiaten Wintersemester 2016/17

** exceptions: Master of Public Health (2.400 Euro/semester; MBA Social & Health Management (1,180 Euro/semester et. al).

Letzte Änderung: 09.12.16

An die Redaktion

If you have questions:

HAW Hamburg
International Office


Campus Berliner Tor
Students Service Centre
Stiftstr. 69 / Building G
20099 Hamburg

Mariana Paunova
Tel.: +49.40.428 75-9834
Room 116 / Ist floor

Office hours:
Thr. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
or by appointment


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