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Fakultät Technik und Informatik
Fakultät Technik und Informatik

Do I have the qualifications to study in Hamburg?

In general, Bachelor applicants need a secondary school certificate equivalent to the German Abitur or Fachhochschulreife. You can check if you are not sure whether your qualifications are sufficient.

Bachelor application for Information Engineering please follow the online application process ( After the completion of the online application procedure, please submit

  • "VPD" from uni-assist (more information below)
  • your CV
  • letter of motivation and
  • your english language certificate


directly to the admission office:

HAW Hamburg
Stiftstraße 69
D-20099 Hamburg

If your qualifications are not sufficient to allow you to begin studying directly, you can study for a year at a Studienkolleg at the end of which you will take an aptitude test [Feststellungsprüfung]. Participation at a Studienkolleg requires a good knowledge of German.


Before applying at HAW Hamburg during the official application period please sent your documents for a prior check to uni-assist.

As an international student applicant you must register with UNI Assist and send them your school certificates, etc. UNI-Assist will check your school certificates and send you a certificate confirming you can study at our university. This process will take 4-6 weeks, so please ensure you send your certificates in good time. Further information can be found on

Students from China, Mongolia and Vietnam must apply to UNI Assist in addition to APS.

Language requirements

Foreign applicants for English-language programmes must provide proof of their language ability. There are NO exceptions, except for students from the following countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America.

We accept the following tests:

  • TOEFL 550 points PBT, 87 points IBT, 220 points CBT. Our TOEFL institution code is 8226.
  • IELTS Band 6
  • BULATS 65
  • Cambridge FCE grade B, CAE, CPE
  • Pearson PTE Academic 59, PTE General Level 3
  • TELC English B2, English B2-C1 University

Letzte Änderung: 29.04.15

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