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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Hamburg, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Program Details:
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research, Undergraduate
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English, German
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Agreement Scope:
Business, Engineering and Information Technologies, Science, University-wide
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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2019 Ranking:
Not applicable
Program Description:
Program Description:


Location: Hamburg
Year established: 1970
Student population: 16,300 (2,200 international students)
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) is a large university with an expertise in engineering, IT and life sciences. Its focus is on applied sciences – the practical application of study through laboratory work, projects and practice in partnership with the industry, business and innovation clusters that make Hamburg famous.

HAM offers practice-oriented programs in English and has an excellent reputation in many different fields. The campus is spread across different locations around the city, and you’ll have access to state of the art facilities and high quality teachers, many of whom are industry experts.

Unique characteristics
HAW’s fields of expertise reflect the technologies, industries and services that exist in Hamburg. It offers a wide range of programs in engineering, IT, life sciences, design and media, business and social sciences. Courses are practice-oriented and the university collaborates closely with Hamburg’s innovation clusters.

Hamburg is Germany’s second largest and wealthiest city due to its large port. It’s famous for its aviation industry – it’s the main production site for Airbus in Germany – and it’s at the forefront of renewable energy technology innovation. There’s also a life sciences cluster, with 500 biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Hamburg has a multicultural feel and a thriving music scene – it was here that the Beatles took off – so out of the classroom you’ll never be bored. 

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s: Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Information Technology

Biomolecular Engineering


Life Sciences

Exclusions apply - Applicants must have completed at least 3 semesters at Sydney. A B1 level of German is required if students want to take modules in German. Exchange students are able to do the module "Aeronautical Engineering Research Project" as part of the tea, on the joint "drone project" that the HAW Hamburg is doing with the University of Sydney. Also expressly excluded by HAW Hamburg are UG and PG in Public Management, and PG in their fee-paying external Masters programs. Contact the Sydney Abroad office for more information if you wish to clarify if these exclusions are relevant to your application.  

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Winter Semester: September- February
Summer Semester: March-July

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Classes at German Universities are graded on a scale of 1-5, with one being the highest possible score and 5 a fail.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.

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Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in German and English.
Language Requirements
For international guest students who would like to study one or two semesters in Germany, but speak little or no German, there are a few semester programmes in English where German is not required.

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What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

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Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
Welcome Week will be held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Information from the host university.
Information from German Missions in Australia.


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