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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) – Germany

Quick Facts
  • City: Hamburg, Germany
  • Instruction Language: English
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Program terms available: Spring Semester or Full Academic Year
  • HAW Hamburg website
  • Subject areas: Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Media Arts, Social Work

Hamburg, Germany

Located in the north of Germany and the heart of Europe, Hamburg is Germany's second-largest city. It was voted in the Top 20 most livable cities in the world.  Hamburg is Germany’s greenest city, with five million trees and many large parks. It is also a city on the water, located on the Elbe River and the Alster lake, and has countless canals (it has been called the “Venice of the North”).  This city is one of the most dynamic business locations in Europe. It is home to companies specializing in renewable energies and aeronautical engineering (Airbus), an international port and logistics operation, numerous media companies and an active start-up scene. It’s never boring in Hamburg as it is a cultural center with a diverse array of theatres, musicals and museums. It is also well-known for its nightlife.  Over 250,000 people from 185 countries live and work in Hamburg, making it a cosmopolitan and welcoming place.

Hamburg City Guide

Hamburg City Video 



The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) has approximately 15,000 students and is one of the largest schools of its kind in Germany. HAW Hamburg offers a wide range of programs in engineering, IT, life sciences, design & media, and business and social sciences. The school’s focus is on applied sciences, which provides students with a practical view of their fields of study through projects, lab work, and internships. For engineering students, there are opportunities to work closely with companies in Germany such as Airbus.

Subject Areas

  • Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Media Arts, Social Work

Semester Dates

  • Fall: Mid-September until beginning of January
  • Spring: Eary April until end of July

Class List

To view courses that have been evaluated for HAW Hamburg, please review the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences class list 

Course Approval Form

All students will be required to complete a Course Approval Form prior to leaving for their study abroad program so that you have met with your academic advisor and are aware of what courses you will take during your program.


Housing Options:

  • Off-campus Student Halls of Residence through Studierendenwerk Hamburg that have private single rooms with shared bathrooms and living spaces
  • Off-campus shared student apartments (WG’s) found on your own through WG Gesucht or WG Zimmer
HAW Hamburg Housing Info
Program Costs

The budget sheet is an estimate for costs associated with this program for a full semester.

Estimated costs 2022-2023 for Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

You can also explore scholarship and financial aid options

How to Apply

Application deadlines

  • Academic Year: February 15th
  • Spring: September 15th

Contact us with any questions at studyabroad@wichita.edu

How to Apply