Studying in Hamburg

Total of students: 107,912
Total of international students: 12,653
Total of Indian students: 375

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 advance training institutes. More than 68,000 students live and study in Hamburg. 300 of these students are of Indian origin. The Hamburg Representation offers support in decision-making regarding the right academic institution in Germany and India. Furthermore, we actively assist exchange and international students before, during and after they came to their foreign county of choice.

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 gratis guide about Studying in Hamburg or you can contact us directly.

  • University of Hamburg
    The Hamburg University is the largest public university in Hamburg. There are around 38.000 students each year, approximately 3.500 are graduates. About 850 Professor and 1.800 academic staff members are teaching and working at the university. The range of courses is wide spread 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 40 Bachelor and Master degree programs.
  • 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. The offer a variety of dual and master study programs and 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 option 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 and 16 full-time professors are teaching here. The school is known for its high standards and excellent graduates.


  • University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
    This university was founded in 1970 and is a institution of higher education and applied research. With 14.000 students it is one of the largest institutions for higher educations 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, Master or even a PhD at this university.
  • University for Music and Theatre (HMTH)
    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 like jazz music or elementary music education and much more is offered at the three faculties: Artistic, Theatre and Science. 
  • Northern University of Technology Management (NIT)
    The Northern Institute of Technology Management is an international business school in Hamburg. Founded in 1998 it today offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) for international graduates with engineering background. The university 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 and several additional centers in Düsseldorf, Munich and Berlin. A Bachelor's degree can be done in Fashion Design, Fashion- and Design management, Spatial Design and Visual and Corporate Communication.

You seek professional support in university search, registration and other university-related matters? Please contact the respective universities regarding academic consulting services.