Education Hamburg

With 16 university-level institutions, Hamburg lives up to its reputation as cosmopolitan city in the scientific sector, too. With some 38,000 students, the University of Hamburg is one of the largest in Germany. And with the Bucerius Law School – Germany’s first private law school - and the HafenCity University – Europe’s only university-level institution exclusively devoted to research and education in built environment – Hamburg excels with two unique institutions in Germany’s higher education sector.

Hamburg Metropolitan Region – Higher Education in Hamburg

Hamburg’s university-level institutions at a glance – ordered by number of students:

University of Hamburg
Students: 38,000
Faculties: Law; Economics and Social Sciences; Medicine; Education, Psychology and Human Movement; Humanities; Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences
With some 38,000 students, the University of Hamburg is one of the largest universities in Germany.

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
Students: 12,115
Faculties: Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering and Production Management; Information and Electrical Engineering; Computer Science; Bioprocess Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Process Engineering; Nutrition and Home Economics; Health Sciences; Industrial Engineering; Design; Technology; Information; Business; Public Management; Social Work; Nursing and Management
The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) is the second largest institution of higher education in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and the third largest university of applied sciences in Germany.

Hamburg Distance-Study University of Applied Sciences
Students: 7,200
Courses of Study: Business Administration; Industrial Engineering and Management; Business Law; Nursing Management; Health and Social Management; Engineering; Global Business; General Management; Doctoral (Ph.D.) study in Industrial Engineering; Industrial Engineering for Higher Technical Institute (HTL) graduates; Business Administration for Commercial Academy (HAK) graduates
With somen 6.200 students, the HFH Hamburger Fern-Hochschule (Hamburg Distance-Study University of Applied Sciences) is one of Germany’s largest private universities of applied sciences.

Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Students: 4,746
Courses of Study: Bachelor and Master in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering
The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) is one of the youngest universities in Germany. Central leitmotiv in its research, teaching and technology transfer is the development of technology for the benefit of mankind.

Helmut Schmidt University (University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg)
Students: 2,699
Faculties: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Economics and Social Sciences
The Helmut Schmidt University is one of the two universities in Germany that serve the scientific study and the academic education of armed forces' officers.

European Distance-Study University of Applied Sciences Hamburg
Students: 2,385
Courses of Study: European Business Administration; Business Law; International Management; Logistics Management
The European Distance-Study University of Applied Sciences Hamburg (Euro-FH) is a state-accredited private university of applied sciences.

HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU)
Students: 1,877
Courses: Architecture; Civil Engineering; Geomatics; Urban Planning
Interdisciplinary Master Degree Programmes: Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning (REAP); Urban Development / Urban Design
The HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU Hamburg) is the only university in Europe devoted solely to research and education in the field of the built environment.

University of Music and Theatre Hamburg
Students: 768
Courses of Study: Faculty I – artistic courses (Composition/Theory, Multimedia Composition, Instrumental Music, Conducting, Church Musik, Jazz, Pop Musik); Faculty II – artistic courses (Singing, Theatre Academy with opera, Musical Theatre Direction, Acting, Stage Direction), Faculty III – scientific and und educational courses (Musicology, Teaching, Education, Culture and Media Management, Music Therapy)

University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK)
Students: 749
Courses of Study: Bachelor of Fine Arts; Master of Fine Arts; Teacher Education Programme; Doctorate
The University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK) is an institution of higher artistic and scientific education. With its wide range of subjects, the HFBK offers the opportunity to study for interdisciplinary artistic and scientific qualifications.

Bucerius Law School
Students: 543
Courses of Study: Law; Bucerius/WHU Master of Law and Business Programme
Hamburg’s Bucerius Law School is Germany’s first private law school with the right to award doctoral and post-doctoral degrees. It was founded by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in 2000.

Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA)
Students: 836
B.Sc. Study Programmes: Business Administration; Media Management; Logistics Management; Maritime Management, Business Informatics
Master Programmes: M.Sc. Global Management & Governance; MBA Honourable Leadership, MBA Shipping, MBA Corporate Management
As state-accredited university of the Hamburg business community, the HSBA trains future executives in dual study programmes. 

Protestant University of Applied Sciences – School of Social Work
Students: 302
Courses of Study: Bachelor Social Work and Theology, Bachelor Nursing and Theology, Bachelor Social Work (vocational)
The courses at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences in the “Rauhes Haus Hamburg” combine socio-scientific with theological subjects.

Academy of Fashion and Design (AMD)
Students: 222
Courses of Study: Fashion Journalism / Media Communication; Fashion Design
AMD is an academy for fashion design, fashion and design management, fashion journalism / media communication, and interior design with locations in Hamburg, Düsseldorf, München and Berlin.

Police University Hamburg
Students: n.s.
Courses of Study: Training for Higher Police Service (Uniformed Police, Criminal Investigation, Water Police), Security Management
The Police University Hamburg provides advanced training for senior police officers of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Since October 2007, it also offers the course Security Management for civilian students.

ISS International Business School of Service Management Hamburg
Students: n.s.
Courses of Study: MBA Programme with specialisation in Service Management
The ISS International Business School of Service Management Hamburg offers post-graduate Master Programs for business managers and executives at university level.

Hamburg Finance Academy
Students: n.s.
Courses of Study: Training for members of Hamburg’s Higher Revenue Service
The Hamburg Finance Academy was founded as part of the Revenue Office of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, and provides advanced training for senior revenue officers.