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Most undergraduate degrees take 3 years. All programs are divided into an introductory phase (first year), an in-depth phase (second year), and an advanced phase (third year). The final phase is dedicated to writing the bachelor’s thesis. A bachelor’s degree qualifies you to pursue certain careers and apply for graduate programs.

Your choice of subject determines the degree awarded: subjects in the humanities generally award a Bachelor of Arts, subjects in the natural sciences award a Bachelor of Science, and our two interdisciplinary law programs offer a Bachelor of Laws. Teacher training programs also award a special bachelor’s degree.

A Bachelor of Arts program is structured as follows:

  • 1 major (50% or 90 achievement points)
  • 1 minor (25% or 45 achievement points)
  • general professional skills (ABK) courses (15% or 27 credit points)
  • elective courses (10% or 18 credit points).


Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws programs is structured as follows:

  • 1 major (75% or more)
  • general professional skills (15% or less)
  • elective courses (10% or less).


Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws degree programs do not contain a minor component.

Further information and details on applying: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/campuscenter/bewerbung/bachelor-staatsexamen/zulassung-einschreibung.html

Main Building, philosophers'’  tower, duck pond, and more ...

The University Campus is not just somewhere to attend lectures and hit the books—it’s also a place to meet and muse with friends.

New students might find our Main Building—home to the humanities—with its majestic cupola a bit imposing. Yet once inside, you will soon feel at home in its historic and light-filled lecture halls.

Our 15-storey Phil-Turm (Philosophers’ Tower) is another Campus highlight offering amazing panoramic views of the city. Climbing the stairs to get to class also helps you get fit while studying.

A place to relax

At the center of the Campus is the duck pond, flanked by a pleasant green lawn. In summer, you can sunbathe and watch the birdlife between classes. When it freezes over in winter, dig out your skates for some winter sports!


Studying is bound to make your stomach growl: our three dining halls and numerous Campus cafés brighten up every break with the prospect of a square meal or a lazy coffee. Afterwards, you can walk off your meal in the nearby botanical gardens, Planten un Blomen, and while you’re there, explore the University’s exotic plant collections at Universität Hamburg’s tropical greenhouses.

At the end of a long day in classes or the library, relax with friends in the Pony Bar, located in the former stables, which are now home to the Department of Social Sciences. With entertainment and concerts every night and a special pub viewing night on Sundays for fans of the cult German crime series Tatort (Crime Scene), the Campus is a lively place—even on the weekends.

What defines Universität Hamburg?
University life doesn't only revolve around studying; student life is also about meeting people and having fun. Our campus is the perfect place to mature and develop.

Campus life marches to the beat of its own drum. Between classes you will always find time to drop by your favorite dining hall or café. You can indulge your musical interests in the University’s choir and orchestra. And student theater groups and over 100 different sporting groups are always keen to welcome new members.

Political activism and social engagement also form an important part of student life. There are plenty of student groups to join if you want to get involved in student politics or a support a good cause

Universität Hamburg’ s Campus harbors a lively community with very diverse opinions, cultural backgrounds, and interests—it pays to mingle!

Our campus is located in one of Germany’s most beautiful cities. There’s always something going on, so you’ll never be bored when class is over ...


Hamburg: the city on the water
Hamburg is also known as the “city on the water”—with good reason! The Alster Lake, the Elbe River, and the port give the city its distinctive maritime flair. Large, rambling parks and smaller green spaces close to the University offer many opportunities for relaxing outdoors. And the sandy beaches on the Elbe are the perfect party locations.
A vibrant city ...
Theater, opera, musicals, movies, festivals, museums, and galleries: those who are culturally-inclined can discover all kinds of art, music, and performance in Hamburg, often at a student discount. The best way to take advantage of the city is simply to grab a few friends and head off. You can find current information and tips about what’s happening in the city at: www.hamburg.de/kultur.
... with many different faces
Hamburg is very diverse and its districts reflect this colorful character. Sankt Pauli, home to the red-light district, Jungfernstieg (Maidens’ Promenade), and City Hall are famous landmarks in the city center. The Grindel district houses the University and is bursting with cafés, restaurants, and bars. Hamburg’s latest addition—the Hafen City discrict with its modern, Nordic architecture and landmark Elbphilharmonie concert hall—are absolute must-sees. Where do you want to live, work, shop, and go out? Explore our city and find out!


About

Most undergraduate degrees take 3 years. All programs are divided into an introductory phase (first year), an in-depth phase (second year), and an advanced phase (third year). The final phase is dedicated to writing the bachelor’s thesis. A bachelor’s degree qualifies you to pursue certain careers and apply for graduate programs.

Your choice of subject determines the degree awarded: subjects in the humanities generally award a Bachelor of Arts, subjects in the natural sciences award a Bachelor of Science, and our two interdisciplinary law programs offer a Bachelor of Laws. Teacher training programs also award a special bachelor’s degree.

A Bachelor of Arts program is structured as follows:

  • 1 major (50% or 90 achievement points)
  • 1 minor (25% or 45 achievement points)
  • general professional skills (ABK) courses (15% or 27 credit points)
  • elective courses (10% or 18 credit points).


Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws programs is structured as follows:

  • 1 major (75% or more)
  • general professional skills (15% or less)
  • elective courses (10% or less).


Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws degree programs do not contain a minor component.

Further information and details on applying: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/campuscenter/bewerbung/bachelor-staatsexamen/zulassung-einschreibung.html

Main Building, philosophers'’  tower, duck pond, and more ...

The University Campus is not just somewhere to attend lectures and hit the books—it’s also a place to meet and muse with friends.

New students might find our Main Building—home to the humanities—with its majestic cupola a bit imposing. Yet once inside, you will soon feel at home in its historic and light-filled lecture halls.

Our 15-storey Phil-Turm (Philosophers’ Tower) is another Campus highlight offering amazing panoramic views of the city. Climbing the stairs to get to class also helps you get fit while studying.

A place to relax

At the center of the Campus is the duck pond, flanked by a pleasant green lawn. In summer, you can sunbathe and watch the birdlife between classes. When it freezes over in winter, dig out your skates for some winter sports!


Studying is bound to make your stomach growl: our three dining halls and numerous Campus cafés brighten up every break with the prospect of a square meal or a lazy coffee. Afterwards, you can walk off your meal in the nearby botanical gardens, Planten un Blomen, and while you’re there, explore the University’s exotic plant collections at Universität Hamburg’s tropical greenhouses.

At the end of a long day in classes or the library, relax with friends in the Pony Bar, located in the former stables, which are now home to the Department of Social Sciences. With entertainment and concerts every night and a special pub viewing night on Sundays for fans of the cult German crime series Tatort (Crime Scene), the Campus is a lively place—even on the weekends.

What defines Universität Hamburg?
University life doesn't only revolve around studying; student life is also about meeting people and having fun. Our campus is the perfect place to mature and develop.

Campus life marches to the beat of its own drum. Between classes you will always find time to drop by your favorite dining hall or café. You can indulge your musical interests in the University’s choir and orchestra. And student theater groups and over 100 different sporting groups are always keen to welcome new members.

Political activism and social engagement also form an important part of student life. There are plenty of student groups to join if you want to get involved in student politics or a support a good cause

Universität Hamburg’ s Campus harbors a lively community with very diverse opinions, cultural backgrounds, and interests—it pays to mingle!

Our campus is located in one of Germany’s most beautiful cities. There’s always something going on, so you’ll never be bored when class is over ...


Hamburg: the city on the water
Hamburg is also known as the “city on the water”—with good reason! The Alster Lake, the Elbe River, and the port give the city its distinctive maritime flair. Large, rambling parks and smaller green spaces close to the University offer many opportunities for relaxing outdoors. And the sandy beaches on the Elbe are the perfect party locations.
A vibrant city ...
Theater, opera, musicals, movies, festivals, museums, and galleries: those who are culturally-inclined can discover all kinds of art, music, and performance in Hamburg, often at a student discount. The best way to take advantage of the city is simply to grab a few friends and head off. You can find current information and tips about what’s happening in the city at: www.hamburg.de/kultur.
... with many different faces
Hamburg is very diverse and its districts reflect this colorful character. Sankt Pauli, home to the red-light district, Jungfernstieg (Maidens’ Promenade), and City Hall are famous landmarks in the city center. The Grindel district houses the University and is bursting with cafés, restaurants, and bars. Hamburg’s latest addition—the Hafen City discrict with its modern, Nordic architecture and landmark Elbphilharmonie concert hall—are absolute must-sees. Where do you want to live, work, shop, and go out? Explore our city and find out!


University highlights

Universität Hamburg is one of the top Public universities in Hamburg, Germany. It is ranked #228 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #205
  • 2013
    #186
  • 2014
    #=192
  • 2015
    #=219
  • 2016
    #232
  • 2018
    #223
  • 2019
    #=223
  • 2020
    #227
  • 2021
    #228

Ranking criteria

39.4
Overall
48.7
Academic Reputation
17.7
Employer Reputation
26.1
Faculty Student Ratio
46.4
Citations per Faculty
45
International Faculty Ratio
22.9
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
28,860

30%
70%

International students
3,625

53%
47%

Total faculty staff
2,032

376
1656

Total students
28,860

30%
70%

International students
3,625

53%
47%

Total faculty staff
2,032

1656
376
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