📖 Introduction

The Hamburg University of Technology is a research university in Germany. The university was founded in 1978 and in 1982/83 lecturing followed. Around 100 senior lecturers/professors and 1,475 members of staff work at the TUHH. It is located in Harburg, a district in the south of Hamburg. The founding principles of the TUHH are unique in Germany: research priority, interdisciplinarity, innovation, regionality as well as internationality are obligatory foundations for our actions. The guiding principle of research, teaching and technology transfer is to develop technology for humanity.

Technology for Humanity is the core motto of the Hamburg University of Technology. That is how the university trains young people to be committed engineers with technology and sustainability jointly in mind. That is why the university's research scientists work on basics and applications jointly with other colleagues and with business and industry.

🏫 About Hamburg University of Technology

Together with partners in business and industry Hamburg University of Technology work daily on Technology for Humanity. Transfer of research to application is a fundamental strength of the TU Hamburg. In collaboration with the TU Hamburg subsidiary Tutech GmbH its scientists and students take their experience into the region and frequently gain new insights into the next basic research topics.

To develop technology for people has been one of the TUHH’s founding missions since 1978. Innovation within the technological sciences is, of course, its primary task, but innovation of the TUHH itself is a part of the motivation and a basis for the success of teaching, research, technology transfer, and continuing education. The TUHH has set trends for the development of German universities. Every day students move a little closer toward to Technology for Humanity. In basic lectures and internships or electives their sights are always set firmly on making Hamburg, the region and the world a little bit better by using engineering know-how and methods.

With Technology for Humanity the university shape a vibrant workplace for around 1,500 employees from many nations. Be they technicians or administrators, student assistants or building management colleagues, they all contribute with their work toward making teaching and research possible at the TU Hamburg.



The TUHH is a competitive, family-oriented and sustainable university with high performance and quality standards that strives for research excellence in basic research and its fields of competence. It is an internationally oriented university in the Hamburg metropolitan region, committed to the Humboldtian ideal of education. It contributes to the development of the technical-scientific competence of society by educating the next generation of engineers with modern teaching and learning methods and by promoting technology transfer and the establishment of companies.

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🏠 Accommodation

If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to Global Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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