As an exchange student you are going to be enrolled in one of our programs, depending on the partnership contract your home university has signed with Universität Hamburg (see your Letter of Acceptance).
Regardless of the program you are enrolled in, you can attend courses from all programs of your faculty and your level, that are open to guest students. For example, if you are enrolled in the Bachelor program VWL (Economics), Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, you can attend courses from your own program as well as from the Bachelor programs Socioeconomics, Political Science, or Sociology. However, you cannot attend courses from the Bachelor program BWL (Business Administration), as this program belongs to another faculty (Hamburg Business School).
You have to pay attention to your academic level when choosing courses: As a Bachelor student you cannot take any courses from Master programs; and as a Master student you cannot take Bachelor-level courses.
The course catalog ("Vorlesungsverzeichnis") for the winter term (starts in October) is usually published by the middle of August; you can expect the course catalog for the summer term (starts in April) around the middle of February. The course offer, and especially details like times or room numbers can always change until the start of the term.
If your home university requests that you choose your courses prior to the official start of term at Universität Hamburg, in order to complete your Learning Agreement, please refer to the course catalog of the last corresponding term (winter or summer) and choose your courses from there, to create the Learning Agreement "Before arrival: part I". You will have to update your choice and officially select courses after the course catalog has been published for your exchange semester.
You can find the most recent course catalogs under the following links:
Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Faculty of Business Administration
Helpful links about the course registration:
Faculty of Business Administration:
Information for incoming students of the Faculty of Business Administration (HBS)
Course Catalogue Winter Term 2020/21
The Course Catalogue for the Winter Term 2020/21 will not be published before mid or end of August. The course catalogue from the last winter term can give you an impression of the possibilities concerning your studies in Hamburg. Make sure to choose the right faculty (Either the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Business Administration) and only use courses for “International Incoming Students”. Please use the course catalogue from Winter Term 2019/20 as a basis for your Learning Agreement. It can then be changed after your arrival.
You will receive information about the registration procedure for German Intensive Courses (They will take place in September or October).