New to “TUHH”


Before starting further I would like to congratulate you for getting admit in Hamburg University of Technology known as TUHH (Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg). Speaking of TUHH not to forget to mention, it was established in 1978 and has been considered as one of the youngest universities which had achieved popularity in a short time. With focus in engineering, it is a practice oriented university with students all over the world. The campus being in the South of the city – Harburg, Hamburg is considered as a good platform for innovative learning.

To list the various useful steps involved in the process to start your studies in Hamburg, I would like to keep this blog more oriented towards the doubts that generate more often to the students as international students are from different background in terms of education system. The admission certificate after the acceptance can be found in the application portal and this can be used for various formalities (i.e. VISA, banks ). So far, there is not copy send by post as this certificate has  verification code which can be verified from the website. Now, you have to apply for the accommodation before the deadline, one suggestion here to apply as soon as possible to as most of the dorms have very limited rooms and it is distributed based on first-come-first basis. Keep in mind the deadline, some more details you can get in Accommodation Office website and and Studierendenwerk Hamburg.

Only pay deposit when you see the property, sign the contract and got your keys

Start applying for VISA, it is not possible to list all the details for VISA process of students coming from different countries in this blog. Make sure you are up to date with the required documents required in Embassy. Now, to be more confident and to prepare yourself for the university start contacting seniors, first try to contact present seniors from your home country. Some important associations in TUHH are :

Compass Team: To support students staying in a room in a hall of residence of Studierendenwerk.
Various International Students Association:

Various Departmental Student Association (FACHSCHAFTEN) can also be found in the website of university. Don’t forget to find these associations on Facebook.

Make sure you have done the acceptance in the online application portal.

Start working on the Money-related formalities and also don’t forget to apply for the Language Course for Learning German. Prepare documents for the enrollment form the checklist provided by university, make sure the documents are translated and attested. Meanwhile read this guide to know more about the city “New to Hamburg“.

FAQ related to – New to “TUHH” has already been updated in the blog.

Shortly, you will find updated post here on “Starting steps in Hamburg” until than

Have fun!!

You can fill the form with any further question, it will be included in the FAQ related to – New to “TUHH” Part II

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TUHH: Lina P. A. Nguyen.


One thought on “New to “TUHH”

  1. This is a great post for students who are going to join the University. Thank you for the time you spent on this post. I’m sure it will be of great help for students out there in slowly getting around the confusions related to admissions in a new place.
    Keep going! God bless 🙂


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