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Corona Virus

We´re open again: Delicious to-go: Café Blueberry, CampusCafé, Schlüters, PizzaBar Harburg, Foodtruck, Café Finkenau, Café Student Affairs, Café insgrüne Botanischer Garten, Café CFEL, Café am Mittelweg. All other refectories are currently closed to contain the coronavirus. Latest information on the Corona Virus,

Counselling Centre Accommodation

We’ll answer your questions relating to housing and residence.

Online application

The admission application for our student residences is available here.

Halls of residence

Click here to see the locations of the individual properties.

International Christmas Guest

Dear international students – Will you spend Christmas alone and far away from your family for the first time? Or have you already been staying in Hamburg for some time and have spent Christmas alone in the past? Maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas in your home country, but you are interested in getting to know what Christmas is all about? Would you like to learn more about one of the most important festivities in Germany?


If you don’t have plans for Christmas yet, join in and become an “International Christmas Guest”. Let Hamburg citizens invite you and learn more about Christmas traditions, listen to interesting Christmas anecdotes, get to know new people, and gain experiences that you will never forget.


Are you interested in being an “International Christmas Guest” and would you like to spend Christmas with people from Hamburg? Then register as soon as possible! Deadline: 13 December!



Email: weihnachtsgast@studierendenwerk-hamburg.de 

Phone: 040/41902-362

Intercultural services

Homestay program for international students


Two-week homestay program for international students with German families: This intercultural experience is a great form of personal enrichment, for guests and the families alike.

Our partner is the not-for-profit association Experiment e.V., the German branch of a international organisation acting under the motto of:

“People learn to live together by living together“

Experiment e.V. seeks to promote exchanges among people of different origins to boost mutual understanding and respect.

If you are enrolled at a German university, university of applied sciences, or preparatory college and would like to see another side of Germany, Experiment e.V. gives you the chance to do this, financed by the Federal Foreign Office. Staying with a host family allows you to experience German culture up close and personally, make new friends, and improve your language skills. The host families are spread all over Germany. You should register no later than 8 weeks prior to your desired start date. Your share of the costs for a 14-day host-family stay is 40 € (including travel costs).

The Counselling Centre for Social & International Affairs arranges counselling services and enrolment for the Hamburg university for this programme (FAS).


25.02. until  22.04.2017


THE COUNSELLING CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED FOR VISITORS FROM MARCH 16TH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CONTACT US BY PHONE OR E-MAIL. The Counseling Centre for Social & International Affairs will be closed on May 22nd 2020.

Counselling Centre for Social & International Affairs – BeSI

Grindelallee 9

3rd floor

20146 Hamburg

Telephone: +49 / 40 / 419 02 - 155

Fax: +49 / 40 / 419 02 - 6180


Telephone Hours

Mon 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Tue, Thu 9.30 am - 12.00 pm

Wed 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm

  • Welcome tutors


    The Tutor Welcome Programme and the team of tutors want to help international students get off to a flying start in Hamburg.

  • Tips for international students

    mehr Informationen Tipps für Studierende aus dem Ausland

    We offer assistance and counselling for international students, and those interested in studying, regarding the social and financial aspects of studying.