Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
College/School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Life Sciences
Language of instruction
Programmes in English, otherwise in German
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) is one of the largest of its kind in Germany and within our four faculties we offer a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in engineering, IT and life sciences. In teaching we focus on applied sciences, giving our students a practical insight into their fields of study through projects, lab work, internships and theses in industry. Our expertise is drawn from faculty, who have worked in industry before joining the university. In research we are an important partner for the city of Hamburg’s companies and innovation clusters, developing new ideas from the synergies of this dynamic location.
Airbus, Lufthansa Technik and 300 SMEs make Hamburg the third largest centre for civil aviation in the world and the main production site for Airbus in Germany. HAW Hamburg is a leader in the field of aeronautical engineering higher education and research, with professors who worked for Airbus before joining the university. The aviation industry has joined with Hamburg universities and research institutes to form »Hamburg Aviation«, a competence cluster dedicated to further advancing the city as a centre for aviation innovation. HAW Hamburg is a partner for Airbus and our teaching and research expertise play a central role in Hamburg Aviation’s strategy.
Germany is at the forefront of renewable energy technologies and Hamburg’s focus on renewable energies has made green business a significant economic factor in the region, earning Hamburg the award European Green Capital 2011. To build on this expertise Hamburg formed the cluster »Renewable Energy Hamburg« to open up new business fields and make Hamburg a leading centre for renewable energies worldwide. HAW Hamburg is a key player in Hamburg’s renewable energy cluster with teaching and research in wind energy, smart grid technology, solar power and biomass fuels. Developing our expertise is our Competence Centre for Energy (CC4E), an interdisciplinary innovation pool in renewable energies, and our new Energy Campus with a technology centre for wind energy and smart grid technology.
The Metropolitan Region of Hamburg has created a life sciences cluster with 500 companies ranging from global players to small, innovative enterprises focusing on biomedical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. By building networks with Scandinavia and the Baltic States it aims to create an internationally competitive centre for life sciences in Northern Germany. HAW Hamburg has research projects with state-of-the-art labs and Master’s programmes in English in Biomedical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. International students work with professors to complete their Master’s thesis within the university or with a company in the region.
Find out more about our programmes
TERMS OF EXCHANGE
- Undergraduate Students : Accepted
- Graduate Students : Accepted on individual basis
- Computer Science majors accepted: Yes
Fall, Spring or Academic Year
Most programmes in English are offered only in the Spring (Summer Semester).
Non-native speakers: TOEFL min. 90 points IBT.
Applicants to HAW Hamburg should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9.
Additional application materials
- Aeronautical Engineering (in English)
- Automotive Engineering (in English)
- Computer Science (in English)
- Information Engineering (in English)
- Life Sciences Engineering (in English)
- Mechanical Engineering (in English)
- Electrical Engineering (in German)
- Biomedical Engineering (in German)
- Environmental Engineering (in German)
- Biotechnology (in German)
When will students receive their acceptance package?
End of May (for fall semester) or end of November (for spring semester)
COURSE REGISTRATION & ACADEMIC INFORMATION
- Fall (Winter): 1 Sept. - first week of February
- Spring (Summer): 1 March- mid July
Course Descriptions: see module handbooks for programmes in English:
Aeronautical Engineering (in English) | Automotive Engineering (in English) | Computer Science (in English) | Information Engineering (in English) | Life Sciences Engineering (in English) | Mechanical Engineering (in English)
Workload per semester
24 – 30 ECTS credits (12 – 15 US credits). Students must register for a minimum of 4 classes.
Transcripts will be sent directly to the partner university from the Student Exchange Coordinator. Students must ensure they have given the SEC all the relevant details of courses taken and the contact address at the partner university.
Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?
We have a limited number of rooms available in halls of residences. They are offered on a first come, first served basis with priority given to overseas students.
When can exchange students move in to the Hall of Residence?
1 March or 1 September
Health Insurance & Immunizations
When should I arrive?
1 March or 1 September
Is airport reception available?
Yes. We have a buddy system with German students and an orientation programme.
Is there any bank on campus?
No, but we are a city campus, and banks are nearby.
ESTIMATED COST OF LIVING
Estimated living expenses
Office responsible for international exchange students
- Hella Rieger, Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science: email@example.com
- Astrid von der Heide, Faculty of Life Sciences: astrid.vonderHeide@haw-hamburg.de
Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city and one of the most dynamic regions in Europe. Its economic profile is shaped by its international port, aviation and media and by new technologies in renewable energies, information technology and life sciences. Hamburg is in the Top 10 smart cities in Europe and with its cluster policy it has set its goal to be the Innovation Capital of Europe 2020. This cosmopolitan city is also one of the world’s most beautiful and with its lifestyle of water and parks it is ranked as one of the Top 20 most liveable cities alongside Melbourne, Vancouver and Sydney.
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