Arrival at TUHH:

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Enrollment and Re-registration

All students at TUHH must be enrolled in order to get the student status and semester documents. Exchange students enrollment takes place after their arrival at TUHH, during the orientation week, which is always in the last week of march + first week of April (summer term) or in the last week of September + first week of October. The special orientation program flyer , issued each semester by the International Office, lists the detailed dates and times.

In order to enroll,  exchange students must fill out the registration forms and pay the semester fees. This fee includes a semester ticket for public transport in Hamburg and support from the student services. Once the semester fee has been transferred to the University account, students will ― within 10 days ― automatically receive their student ID, their public transport semester ticket, their password for their TUHH account, and their university email address.

Please keep in mind to bring with you following documents for the enrollment:

  • a proof of your health insurance: European Health insurance Card if you are from a EU-member state or other proof of health insurance in Germany. Travel health insurances are not valid as student insurances)
  • a valid passport
  • The semester fee (currently 280,60€) has to be paid by bank transfer to TUHH right after the enrolment/registration in order to complete your enrolment and to receive the semester ticket. You will need the matriculation number, which you will receive at the enrolment.

TUHH enrolment is only valid for one semester and all students who will stay for the second semester have to renew this enrolment (re-register) before the next semester starts. Deadlines for TUHH registration renewal are: September 15 for the winter semester and March 15 for the summer semester.

For more information please check this page.

TUHH Account and Computing Facilities

All registered TUHH students need to set up the university account so that they can use the computers in the PC Pools. With the paying of the semester fees new students at TUHH are automatically granted their own account and an email address. The TUHH administration mostly communicates with you by using your TUHH account so that checking your account on regular basis ensures that you receive all important information regarding your studies.

New students receive their password and login string, as well as their other documents by postal mail.
For more information, as well as for the opening hours and location of the computer pools, please vitit the website of the TUHH computing center

Changes of your Learning Agreement

The changes of your original Learning Agreement can be made- until 4 weeks after your arrival at TUHH!

Please contact your home institution with the question of the confirmation of the LA changes!

TUHH German Language Courses

TUHH Intensive German language courses for exchange students prior to begin of each winter semester

There are special preparatory courses for exchange students at the beginning of each winter semester. ( there is no course at the beginning of summer semester!) They usually start in the mid of September and are free of charge for exchange students from partner institutions. These courses are to prepare the students to their situation as a newcomer at TUHH, in Hamburg and in Germany. The course can already be a part of your TUHH study program/learning agreement and counts for 4 ECTS. The online application for the course is necessary in order to get a place. The appropriate  registration link will be send to you on time by the International Office. 

A proof of German language skills /level B1, as the admission requirement for TUHH exchange studies, cannot be obtained by attending this intensive course!

Regular German Language Classes at TUHH

Exchange students have the possibility to visit regular courses "German as a foreign language" (DAF) offered for all international exchange students during each semester. The regular German language courses starts in April and October and they are free of charge for exchange students (except €20 for the books). Further information as well as online application is available in the current course catalogue: https://www.tuhh.de/alt/tuhh/education/students/learn-a-language-at-tuhh/language-program-in-cooperation-with-vhs.html

Orientation and intercultural programs for new international students

Orientation program: Meet and Greet

The International Office runs special Orientation Program for international students  at the beginning of each semester. During the program our tutors will assist you with the whole registration process, helping you to fill in the forms and instruct you about the regulations concerning the usage of university facilities. In the tutorials sessions you will be intruduced to the universiry system and learn how to schedule your program time table.  The cultural activities which rounds off the program- like campus rally, city tours and social events  will give you the opportunity to get to know your fellow students and to join different social networks. 

Intercultural semester program


The International Office intercultural programs: Welcome@TUHH and Artroom@TUHH have the goal of promoting intercultural exchange on TUHH campus. The programs offer many activities such as international evenings, excursions and workshops. These activities gives the TUHH international students the opportunity to get in touch with their fellow students, to get to know Hamburg and gain fluency in German and English. Throughout the academic year Welcome Tutors support international students in all questions about study organisation and social life on campus.

For detailed Information about the activities and ongoing offers please visit the Welcome Program website!

Do you have any further questions or issues to discuss? You can contact the Welcome Tutors directly at: welcome(at)tuhh.de

Erasmus Student Network/ ESN TUHH

The Erasmus Student Network: ESN is a voluntary student network which supports new international students by organizing semester activities: sightseeing tours, game nights, parties, and other events. Erasmus buddies working in this network can pick you up from the airport or the main station, and give you useful hints on how to deal with the day-to- day challenges of living and studying abroad.
You can as well get a special ESNcard with discounts on events and parties all over the Europe.

As soon as you know the exact date of your arrival in Hamburg, please contact the ESN buddies at: hamburg(at)esn-germany.de

Transcript of Records

Your final document: Transcript of Records, which lists all your TUHH academic records, will be issued by the examination office once all examinations results have been collected. Sometimes this procedure cannot be closed upon your departure back to your home country but you can print your transcript of records later on by using the self- service function at the TUHH web page! Once all the exchange students of one certain semester have completed their exams, the examination office is also going to upload the Transcript of Records to Mobility-Online, where exchange students will be able to download it as well.

Finishing your Exchange Stay at TUHH

Please go through the departure check list with important information at the end of your stay at TUHH!

Confirmation of TUHH exchange studies
Please visit the International Office duly to collect the necessary signatures at your departure documents. The blank departure document will be usually issued by your home institution. 
Extension of exchange studies at TUHH: please ask about the special form at the International Office.

Learning Agreement:
Make sure that you uploaded the changes to the original LA confirmed by the TUHH departmental coordinator in the mobility online system.

Transcript of Records: the Examinations office TUHH will prepare the document once all examinations results have been uploaded. You can print out the document using self-service functions at:https://www.service.tu-harburg.de/qissos/rds?state=user&type=0
In case of any technical problems or if you need help for reactivating your TUHH- password, please contact the TUHH user service center at: servicedesk@tuhh.de
De-registration at the TUHH:
Please update your home address using self-service function in case you get mails from TUHH after your departure.https://www.service.tu-harburg.de/qissos/rds?state=user&type=0 
If you need TUHH ex-matriculation certificate please contact Mrs Janzen duly at: j.janzen@tuhh.de

De-registration of Residence:
If you are staying in a student hall it is mandatory to inform- in person- the property manager one month ahead of your leaving.
For deregistration of residence you have to get in touch with "Meldeamt/ Kundenzentrum responsible for your district.
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