Orientation services

We offer a broad array of services to make sure you get off to a good start and are ready to embark on the programme:

Information package

As soon as you have gained a place and been accepted, we will be sending you a comprehensive information package. In addition, you will have access to the internal section of our website. There you will find a whole host of information to facilitate your arrival and your preparations for the next two years. 

Orientation Days

In the week before lectures start, we organise orientation days to acquaint you with the infrastructure of the university, the city of Hamburg and provide you with all the other vital information you need: The topics covered include the programme, its structure and individual design. The orientation days give you an opportunity to get to know your fellow students and the various contacts within our university.

Timetable for cohorte 2012 (start in winter term 2012/13):

Monday September 3, 2012 - start of the German Intensive Course (more information here: German / English)
Friday October 5, 2012 - end of the German Intensive Course

Wedn. October 10 - Friday, October 12, 2012 - Orientation Days 

Important: Ask for the dates for placement tests at the language institute (FSZ & VHS) for other language courses (optional)

Monday October 15, 2012 - lectures begin

Buddy programme

Following admission, you will be in email contact with students from the preceding year. The “oldies” help the “freshers” with answers to their questions, find a flat or room, and generally get established here in Hamburg. This will give you your first contacts. Over the years, the buddy programme has produced many international friendships that have enriched the experience of studying in Hamburg. 

The University of Hamburg also offers a Buddy Program for all the new students.