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Welcome to HafenCity Universität Hamburg

The international office advises students who are interested in an international experience, such as a semester at a foreign university or an internship abroad. In addition, it maintains ties with numerous universities and organisations, which provide information about international study or internship opportunities, as well as financing a stay abroad.

The information on our website cannot replace personal advising – get in touch with me, come by the office. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Vaccination dates for students at HafenCity University Hamburg

Like all members of the HCU, students have the opportunity to be vaccinated on site at the HCU without making an appointment on 15 October and 11 November 2021.

- When: October 15, 2021 and November 11, 2021.
- Where: HCU, main building, Henning-Voscherau-Platz 1, 1st floor in the area of the student workstations.
- Time: 10:30 a.m. to approx. 7 p.m.
Please bring your vaccination certificate (if no vaccination certificate is available, a certificate will be issued).

The opportunity of vaccination is particularly important for international students: the Federal Ministry of Health has announced that international students who have a Covid vaccination with vaccines other than those named by the Paul Ehrlich Institute are entitled to free Corona tests. However, this regulation only applies until 31 Dezember 2021.

People who have been vaccinated abroad with a COVID-19 vaccine not licensed in the EU would need a new series of vaccinations to obtain vaccinated status in the EU, the Standing Committee on Vaccination has said.

Take this opportunity to renew your vaccination if necessary.

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Scholarships for international students at HafenCity University Hamburg - current calls for applications

International students at HafenCity University Hamburg can currently apply for several scholarships:
Hafen City University awards the Performance Scholarship of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg to international students who excel in their field. Particularly committed international students, on the other hand, can apply for the scholarships of the STIBET I scholarship program of the DAAD.
The application deadline for both scholarships is October 15, 2021.
Finally, the City of Hamburg will continue to support foreign students in the winter semester 2021/22 during the exam phase. The application deadline for the exam scholarship is October 31, 2021.

Apply now! All informations about the application procedures can be found here.

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HCU Welcome Buddy Program - Students wanted!

The Welcome Buddy Program at HCU Hamburg is looking for students from Germany and abroad who want to get involved.

International students who are newly admitted to HCU often have numerous questions about studying at HCU and living in Hamburg. In addition, they usually need assistance with various administrative matters such as registering their new address, opening a bank account, etc., especially if they speak little or no German.

This is where you, as an HCU Welcome Buddy, come into play. Your support is crucial at this stage, especially considering the current situation of studying in a digital/hybrid semester

You are already studying at HCU and would like to get involved as a buddy?
You are a new international student at HCU and you need a welcome buddy?

Please contact us - you will find further information at the HCU Asta Internationales.

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Several scholarships for international students at HafenCity University Hamburg are currently available. Apply now! Further information can be found on the left of this page.


Das Welcome Buddy Program der HCU Hamburg sucht Studierende aus dem In- und Ausland, die sich engagieren wollen. Sie haben Interesse ein Buddy zu werden?
Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf dieser Seite links.

Vaccination dates for students at HafenCity University

On 15. 10. and 11. 11. 2021 HCU students can get vaccinated on site at HCU without making an appointment. This offer is especially important for international students. Why? You can find more information on this page on the left.


Scholarship by the Urban Redesign Studies Unit, University of Tokyo, 2022 - 2024
The Urban Redesign Studies Unit in the University of Tokyo Department of Civil
Engineering is starting to offer a new scholarship for international students.

Application from September 1st, 2021, to October 15th, 2021.
For more information, see the bottom left of this page.


ERASMUS+ Placement

Applications for an ERASMUS+ internship will probably only be possible again from 2022.
Please send applications and inquiries to  outgoing(at)hcu-hamburg.de .