Hamburg University of Technology

Hamburg, Germany
The TUHH is one of Germany’s youngest and most successful universities. Plans for a university of technology in the Süderelbe area of Hamburg go back to the 1920s. Fifty years later, in 1978, the Hamburg University of Technology came into being, its mission to promote structural change in the region.
  • 7 Masters
  • 5700 Students
  • Public Institution Type



Between 1982 and 2005, a campus university grew up in the south of Hamburg, its modern buildings blending into the terrain. With its green spaces and trees, the campus is an inviting place to linger. Gradually, the TUHH extended its site northward to the edge of the Schwarzenberg.


The founding principles of the TUHH are unique in Germany. The priority of research, an interdisciplinary approach, innovation, regionalism and internationalism are the obligatory foundations for what we do. Research, teaching and technology transfer are centered around the guiding theme of developing technology for people.


Research activities began in 1980 and teaching in 1982/83. Now, the TUHH has around 100 professors and 1,150 employees (including 500 academic staff, inclusive of those with salaries from third-party funding). With around 5,000 students, this makes for an excellent staff-student ratio.


The Career Forum is an opportunity for TUHH students and graduates to contact companies free of charge and to hold one-to-one talks with interesting employers. You apply beforehand for an exclusive talk with the company or the companies of your choice. If you get selected you will be invited to present yourself to the company of your choice and to get information about student jobs, internships, trainee programs and other career perspectives.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (5)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Hamburg University of Technology!


Student services

The requirements governing university access for disabled students vary at the different colleges. Therefore, we recommend people with a disability or chronic illness interested in studying to find out before enrolling what the conditions are at the intended place of study.The Studierendenwerk Hamburg offers advice and individual support for general and disabled related social problems.

Housing services

Finding a suitable and affordable room in Hamburg at the beginning of the semester is not always easy. We recommend, therefore, that you start looking even before receiving your admission.Whether you are looking for a private room or a place in a student residence the "Accommodation Info-Centre" from the Studierendenwerk will help you to find what you are looking for.

Library services

Interlibrary Loan

  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Online Interlibrary Loan
  • Login GBV Account
  • Application GBV Account
  • ILL Form

ICT services

In the reading rooms Internet workstations are available. There is no registration necessary for our library catalog. eduroam serves you access to your home university.For any usage beyond, a valid library card is necessary. Further information:

  • Internet Access
  • CIP-Pool
  • TUHH Intranet
  • Access conditions

Student Life

Campus life

There is plenty of space on campus for encounters and fruitful exchanges of ideas. The atmosphere is easy to describe young, innovative, unconventional, original and creative, an ideal atmosphere for developing new ideas in engineering sciences.

Student clubs

  • General Student Association (AStA)
  • Office of Affairs for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Diseases
  • Parenting while studying
  • Childcare
  • International Affairs
  • PIASTA – Intercultural Living and Learning
  • University Language Center
  • Community Education Center (VHS) at Uni Hamburg

The Global Study Awards

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