Study in Hamburg

Study with us in Hamburg

If you're not already studying in Hamburg, it’s high time! Student life here is amazing. Experience it yourself and make Hamburg your home and haven.

Studying in Hamburg

We love calling Hamburg our home – maybe soon it will be yours, too! Living and studying in Hamburg means being part of a lush, bustling and booming city by the waterfront. As the second largest metropolitan area in Germany, Hamburg boasts numerous canals and waterways with 2500 bridges – that’s more than in Venice! Compared to other cities in Germany, Hamburg offers moderate living expenses combined with high living standards and a safe environment for students.

Enjoy student life!

Hamburg offers plenty of green – over 16 percent of its urban area are given over to parks and recreation while 8 percent are water, inviting you to relax, play sports and hang out. Enjoy sunny afternoons at the Alster Lake or at the harbour. And if all that water has you longing for the sea – just hop on a train and find yourself at the North Sea or the Baltic Sea within the hour.

Whether it’s a canoe tour, stand-up paddling on canals, jogging around the Alster Lake, a visit to the soccer stadium or relaxing at the beach club on the Elbe – Hamburg is rich in student attractions. Enjoy the city's nightlife with your fellow students, visit the many clubs and bars – including, of course, the famous Reeperbahn.

Hamburg has more rainy days than London and, frankly, is known for its rather questionable weather marked by rain, wind and cold. But if you think about it, rain really is just a matter of perception. After all, if it’s not raining sideways, it's just a drizzle – right?

Our team's tips
Hamburg's highlights and hotspots

What's the best place to relax? Where's the best location to meet other students? Our team reveals their favourite spots. There's sure to be an insider tip that will be right for you, too.

Especially in summer, I spend a lot of time at the Dove Elbe. It's an 18-kilometre-long tributary of the Elbe, and here you can swim, barbecue or just relax on the meadow. The best way to get there is by bike.

Andrea Sanchéz Salinas, University Administration

Sometimes between classes I stroll through the Colonnades. The boulevard with many small shops is not far from the campus and invites you to window shop. If I prefer green spaces, I go to the city park.

Prof. Dr. Tilmann Lindberg, Professor

The Landungsbrücken still fascinate me, even though I'm born in Hamburg. The Elbe, the seagulls, the container cranes and the ships – for me that's Hamburg at it's best. My family and I also like to visit the Miniaturwunderland.

Sabine Westermann, University Director

When I lived in Hamburg for just a few weeks, I went up to the "Michel", the viewing platform on St. Michael's Church. I can recommend that to everyone. From a height of almost 100 metres you have a wonderful view over the whole city.

Ajith Mohan, Business Development

I love the Cap San Diego, the largest museum cargo ship in the world. The ship and its supply chain past from the 1960s is really fascinating. The Cap San Diego just belongs to the Port of Hamburg.

Prof. Dr. Axel Werner, Professor