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Semester Contribution and fees

The HafenCity Universität (HCU) Hamburg charges a semester contribution and other administrative fees.


Semester Contribution

The HCU semester contribution consists of five individual contributions. The contributions and fees are charged by the HCU student union (‘Studierendenschaft’) and the non-profit organisation for student affairs (‘Studierendenwerk’) as well as by the university itself. Its calculation is based on the current contribution order of the HCU Studierendenschaft​​​​​​​, article 6a paragraph 1 of the Higher Education Act Hamburg (HmbHG) and the Studierendenwerk’s contribution order.



1 Semester contribution for summer semester 2022 and winter semester 2022/2023

Cost of welfare services 85,00 Euro
Cost of student self-administration 15,55 Euro
Cost of the SemesterTicket 182,40 Euro
Cost of SemesterTicket Härtefond 7,05 Euro
Cost of administration contribution 50,00 Euro
Total amount 340,00 Euro

Bank details for the semester contribution

Payee HafenCity Universität Hamburg
Bank name Deutsche Bundesbank Hamburg
IBAN DE18 2000 0000 0020 0015 51

Administrative Contribution

Students of the HCU are required to pay an administrative contribution in accordance with the current version of the HCU fee statutes for administrative fees and user fees.

Students can be asked to pay an administrative contribution for various reasons. These reasons can be:

  • Late re-registration
  • Re-registration after discontinuing your studies
  • Issuing a new HCU-Card
  • For certified copies or additional copies of Transcript of Records specifically requested by the student
  • For an external examination

When the HCU asks you to pay an administrative contribution you will receive a contribution notification that lists the reasons for the payment and a payment deadline. Not making the payment or not making the payment in time can result in deregistration.

Bank details for the administrative contribution

Payee HafenCity Universität Hamburg
Bank name Deutsche Bundesbank Hamburg
IBAN DE06 2000 0000 0020 0015 73