HAW Hamburg

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The Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW) focuses on practise-oriented research and interdisciplinary teaching.

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg)


The HAW Hamburg is currently the second biggest higher education institution in Hamburg. As one of the largest universities of applied science in Germany, it offers practical insights into the subjects of IT, life sciences, design, and media, as well as business and social sciences, with professors drawn from the relevant industries.

There is a wide range of degrees in the areas of technology, such as aeronautical engineering and health sciences. The HAW also has partnerships with universities across the world, from Brazil to Australia. Like many other institutions across Hamburg, the HAW doesn’t charge any tuition fees, making the prospect of a degree there highly appealing. 

The four campus locations are spread across the City of Hamburg, three faculties are situated in the centre, and one in Hamburg-Bergedorf.    

Of the four faculties, one bachelor degree and seven master degree courses are taught in English. However, the majority of the teaching is conducted in German, so students should have a high level of German to be able to study there. Specific information about the level of German needed can be found here. Online applications can be submitted during the application periods, and there are also guides for EU and non-EU students online in order to help make applications as successful as possible.


The HAW Hamburg strives to make their research varied, innovative and sustainable, and their research areas reflect many of the most successful industries in Germany. The HAW Hamburg in particular focuses on several main areas of research, including sustainable energies, IT, mobility, and health. Hamburg is drastically shaped by both its port and aviation industries ─ as such, the HAW Hamburg also focuses much of its research on aviation technology ─ pivotal in a city home to Airbus and Lufthansa Technik.

Research at the HAW Hamburg is split into many other areas and covers a wide range of topics. Research centres cover life sciences, bio-process engineering and process management in hospitals, and many of these faculties are involved in research projects at both a regional and national level.

For further information see: www.haw-hamburg.de/english

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