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Hamburg University of Technology

TUHH is a competitive entrepreneurial university focussing on high-level performance and high quality standards. TUHH is dedicated to the principles of Humboldt (unity of research and education).  TUHH has a strong international orientation and also focusses on its local environment. It does so by contributing to the development of the technological and scientific competence of society. 

Master's Programmes



The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) was established in 1978 in the south of the city as an independent university specialized in the core disciplines of “classical” engineering. First-class teaching, application-oriented and basic research at a high international level, and intensive knowledge and technology transfer characterize its principal tasks and goals. 


The TUHH is a compact technical university with a clear profile in research and innovative learning methods where theory and practice meet. Proximity is an important aspect of our dealings with our students. They experience it at first hand during project-based learning in small groups and in close contact with our eminent academic staff. 


The TUHH has bundled its special expertise and strengths in three areas of expertise at the Center for Research and Innovation. In defining these competence fields it has succeeded in presenting its research activities and expertise clearly and succinctly to industrial and business enterprises and to the general public. Basic research  at TUHH f.e. is highlighted by the Collaborative Research  Center (SFB) "Tailor-Made Muli-Scale Materials Systems, M3 " funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). 

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Student services

The Student Counseling Center offers students information, orientation and advice on their studies (also in English language). Students may refer to the Student Counseling Center in case of personal matters or problems as well as with study-related questions.

It holds customized study advisory sessions in the form of group or individual appointments and also provides psychological counseling. The individual counseling sessions are also available in English language.

Housing services

The Accommodation Office can offer you 2 kind of services:

  • They can offer you a limited number of rooms in the student halls of Hamburg together with the Studierendenwerk Hamburg, they are called "Rooms for International Freshmen Program". They are only reserved for international TUHH students, who are nominated exchange students or international Bachelor- and Master-students. The number of rooms are limited, therefore every international student has to apply to it through our Mobility-Online portal.
  • If you don't get a Freshmen Room, the Accommodation Office can help you in finding private accommodation.

Library services

Founded in 1979 the University Library (TUB HH) of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) has been offering its services on Campus at the heart of the TUHH since 1991.As an independent information and communication centre the University Library is an important landmark of the TUHH in that it makes available information on the current status of science and technology. 

Student Reviews

great varity
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I liked the great variety of choices I could do. But the level of courses were vary inhomogenous and some more practical work instead of lectures would be good.

Good Qualifications
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

In general, I am very content with the quality of education.

An challenging international study programm
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The overall study experience is good because the quality of class is very high and all the professors are good in teaching. The topics are very interesting and the study program is well structured. My study people are nice and i´m feeling well prepared for my future career. One disadvantage is the time you need to spend on studying. It is very stressful and challenging but...