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Studying In Hamburg

International training and research institutions, as well as scientific organizations from all over the world, are located at the knowledge hub Hamburg. The city’s universities, like the University of Hamburg and the Technische Universität/Technical University Hamburg-Harburg are housing more than 30 research and advanced training institutes. More than 108,000 students study in Hamburg. Far more than 300 of these students are of Indian origin. The Hamburg Representation offers support in decision-making regarding the selection of the right academic institution in Germany and India. Furthermore, we actively assist exchange and international students before, during and after their stay in the foreign county of their choice.

Total of students: 108,695
Total of international students: 13,000
Total of Indian students: 380

If you are planning to study in Hamburg, we highly recommend you to go through our blog on Studying in Hamburg first.


Hamburg has a huge variety of academic institutions and universities. Here you can find a list of the largest universities in Hamburg. Additionally, you can download the costless guide on Studying in Hamburg or you can contact us directly.

  • University of Hamburg
    The University of Hamburg is the largest public university in Hamburg. There are around 43,000 students enrolled, approximately 4.700 of them are PhD students. About 718 Professor and 1.800 academic staff members are teaching and working at the university. The range of courses is highly differentiated and covers all major subjects from social studies to science.
  • Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH)
    This university was founded in 1987 and is one of the youngest in Germany, but also one of the most popular ones. 5000 students from all over the world are taught by approximately 100 different professors in 43 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.
  • HafenCity University
    Founded in 2006, the HafenCity University is one of the youngest German universities. Its range of studies is focussed on architecture and metropolitan development. The university aims at gearing its research as well as its teaching to the future of metropolises. For this purpose, HafenCity University crosses the borders of scientific fields systematically.
  • Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA)
    The HSBA was founded by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce in order to support higher education in the field of commerce and trade. It offers a variety of dual and master study programs; most of the courses are taught in English.
  • University of Fine Arts (HFBK)
    The HFBK was already founded in 1767 and is hence one of the most prestigious academic institutions in its field. Programs are taught on all levels – Bachelor’s, Master’s, Teaching degrees and PhD’s. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to decide between theoretical and applied art programs.
  • Bucerius Law School
    The Bucerius Law School is the first private law school with university status in Germany. It was founded in 2000; today, 16 full-time professors are teaching here. The school is known for its high standards and excellent graduates.
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  • University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
    This university was founded in 1970 and is an institution of higher education and applied research. With 16.000 students, it is one of the largest institutions for applied sciences in Germany, offering a wide range of studies including engineering and computer science, design, media and information, life science and many more. It is possible to do your Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD at this university.
  • University for Music and Theatre (HfMT)
    The HMTH is the largest university of its kind in Germany and was founded in 1950. A broad range of courses, including composition, orchestral and choral conducting, instrumental music, as well as specific courses, such as jazz music or elementary music education, is offered at the university’s three faculties: Musics, Theatre and Science.
  • Northern Institute of Technology Management (NIT)
    The Northern Institute of Technology Management is an international business school in Hamburg. Founded in 1998, it offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) for international graduates with an engineering background. The institute is closely linked to the TUHH.
  • Academy for Fashion and Design (AMD)
    The AMD is a state-registered, private university for higher studies in media, fashion and design. The main campus is located in Hamburg with additional centers in Düsseldorf, Munich and Berlin. A Bachelor’s degree can be pursued in fashion design, fashion and design management, spatial design and visual and corporate communication.

If you are seeking for professional support in your search for a university, registration and other university-related matters? Please contact the respective universities regarding academic consulting services.