University of Hamburg: Ranking, Courses, Admission, Fees, Scholarship & Placements

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The University of Hamburg is one of the famous public institutions in Germany. The establishment of the university dates back to the event of a resolution passed in the Hamburg parliament in 1919. It is, thus, the first university of democratic Germany. It is one of the largest universities in Germany to offer wide course options with excellent research scope. If you plan to study abroad and avail excellent courses, this university can be the suitable option. 

  • University of Hamburg's ranking is 214 per QS World University Rankings List.

  • As per QS ranking, the university is at 228

  • As per the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, it has a 201 rank. 

  • The World University Rankings by Times Higher Education is 128

  • As per Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the university has 149 positions. 

  • Universität Hamburg has an assurance system for the bachelor's and master's study programs. The system will get accreditation between 2019 and 2022

University of Hamburg Highlights 

  • The university has more than 170 programs, including 89 master's, 72 bachelor's, and 6-degree programs. 

  • It has 673 top-level professors, 8 faculties and 27 departments, 16 collaborative research centers, and four excellence clusters in the university. 

  • The career prospect is enhanced with the help of workshops, orientation, counseling, mentoring, and other guidance services to help the students. 

  • The university offers an MBA with a specialization only in health management. 

  • MS in the English language are mathematics, physics, economics, and molecular biology. 

  • Language of study program in MA, MS, LLAM program in English  

University of Hamburg Admission 

The list of essential documents for master's and bachelor's study program are as follows:

  • Proof of higher education

  • Proof of language efficiency – English and German 

  • Some programs ask for proficiency in Latin, Turkish, and Spain

  • Resume

  • Academic RecordsOther documents relating to the program


  • A minimum level of B1 for other certificates and B2+ for CEFR

  • Grade of A for CAE and grades A/B/C for CPE

Study Program

Language Proficiency


IELTS: 4.5 – 6.5

TOEFL: 72 to 90


IELTS: 5.5 – 6.0

TOEFL: 70 and above


IELTS: 4.0 and above


IELTS: accepted


IELTS: 6.5 and Above

TOEFL: 92.0 and above

Other PG

IELTS: accepted


IELTS: accepted


IELTS: 6.5-7.0


IELTS: Accepted


IELTS: Accepted

University of Hamburg Programs

The top study programs to pursue at the University of Hamburg are:

  • Social sciences

  • Law

  • Economics

  • Business Administration

UG Programs

  • Bachelors in pharmacy

  • BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Law

  • Bachelor of Computing Science

  • Bachelor of Science – Biology

  • Bachelor of Science – Geography

  • Bachelor of Science - Industrial Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in human-computer Interaction

  • Bachelor of Science Nanoscience

  • Bachelor of Science – Nanoscience

  • Bachelor of Science - Food Chemistry

  • Bachelor of Science Geophysics – Oceanography

  • Bachelor of Science – Technomathematics

  • Bachelor of Science - Economics

PG Programs

  • MSc in Cosmetic Science

  • Master of Peace and Security Studies

  • MA in Human Rights and Democratization

  • MSc in Geophysics

  • MA in English as a World Language

  • MSc in Politics, Economics, Philosophy

  • M.Ed. in Teacher Training in Primary and Lower Secondary

  • MA in Human Resource Management

  • Master's program in Molecular Life Sciences

  • MSc in Polar and Marine Sciences

  • MSc in Earth Sciences

  • MSc in Mathematical Physics

  • Master of Laws in Insurance Law

  • MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology

  • MBA in Health Management

  • Master of Science in Computer Science

University of Hamburg Accommodation

On-campus accommodation is not available by the university. However, students can avail other living options to study abroad. The options are:

Student residences

These are the cheap living options for international candidates who are willing to pursue higher studies in Germany. It is in association with the Students Association of Hamburg and has a partnership with the university. The facilities by the same are:

  • 10% of the total are international students

  • 24 residences can accommodate 4200 students

  • Rent starts from 230 EUR monthly

  • The setup includes a communal kitchen, furnish bedroom, and living room with a bathroom-sharing option for 10 to 15 people on one floor

Candidate has to apply for the accommodation 3 months prior to taking the admission.


It is the other option for sharing with occupants. The cost starts from 400 EUR monthly and can increase as per demand.

University of Hamburg Cost

Like other German public educational institutes, this university doesn’t charge any tuition fees. However, international students have to pay the semester fee, which is 328 EUR. However, if a student applies for a leave for several semesters, the fee is reduced to 278 EUR. The breakdown of the fees is as follows:


Fees in EUR

Administrative fees


Semester Ticket


Statutory Purpose of Student Body


Semester ticket hardship fund




Cost of Course

Course Program



INR 0 - 5 Lakhs


INR 0 - 5 Lakhs


INR 0 - 5 Lakhs


INR 0 - 5 Lakhs


INR 0 - 5 Lakhs


INR 0 - 5 Lakhs


INR 0 – 9.5 Lakhs


INR 0 – 9.5 Lakhs

B. Pharma

INR 0 – 9.5 Lakhs


INR 0 – 9.5 Lakhs


INR 13.8 Lakhs


INR 13.8 Lakhs

Cost of Living

A student should have a minimum of 800 € monthly as the cost of living. It includes semester contribution, health insurance, accommodation, and costs for study material.The following table can guide a student in getting a clear estimate of the cost of living in Hamburg:

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 13.00€

  • One-way Ticket in a local transport: 3.27€

  • Monthly pass as regular price: 96.00€

  • Electricity, Water, Garbage, Heating, Cooling: 268.87€

  • Fitness Club: 51.47€

University of Hamburg Scholarship

  • Germany Scholarship

It grants 300 Euros monthly to students. The funding comes partly from the federal government and private companies such as charitable organizations, individuals, companies and some associations.

  • Merit Scholarships for International Students

Students who have outstanding academic records are eligible for the grant in any discipline they wish to study. The student has to enroll for at least two semesters without German citizenship. The student is also eligible for a federal student loan. It can offer a maximum of 850 Euros for two semesters.

University of Hamburg Placement

  • The University of Hamburg has a career center that helps assist deserving candidates regarding career options. It helps the students after completing graduation from the university, even up to two years of study to get a job

  • The center provides a better learning scope to students and helps them draft a resume, prepare for interviews, and learn to communicate. With experience, students can enhance organizational and other skills

  • Career center helps search for suitable career options and face career challenges with ease. It also discusses the challenges and options with students for a better outcome

  • The job searching techniques are new to the students, and this is where the career point helps the students to explore the various opportunities available in different fields

The orientation program by the career center helps students search for the best academic and research perspective as per a student’s qualifications and experience.


Salaries in USD

Financial services


Finance control and strategy


Legal Department


Executive management and change


Consulting, accounting and professional services


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