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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.

There are very few financing options for international students, but we have outlined them for you below. We do not recommend starting studying without financial protection.

Information on further financial services for international students, e.g. BAföG, scholarships etc. can be found here.

Social services for international students

International students are only entitled to social services under certain conditions. Let the Counselling Centre for Social & International Affairs – BeSI counsel you on this.

Emergency fund for the Studierendenwerk and free meals

German and international students at Hamburg’s universities who find themselves in an acute, temporary state of financial need can request aid or an emergency loan from the Hamburg Studierendenwerk’s emergency fund.

Diakonisches Werk Hamburg, Ökumenischer Notfonds (ecumenical emergency fund)

The Ökumenische Notfonds (ecumenical emergency fund) assists international students in an emergency by providing financial aid. Contact and applications:

Diakonisches Werk Hamburg

Königstraße 54, 22767 Hamburg
Telephone +49 / 40 / 30 620 - 382
email: notfonds@diakonie-hamburg.de

Discounted monthly HVV card

International students and trainees can obtain an HVV (Hamburg Transport Association) pass from the Student Union, entitling them to a discounted monthly card.


Counselling centre for study financing – BeSt

Grindelallee 9

(Ground Floor)

20146 Hamburg

(near Dammtor railstation)

Telephone: +49 / 40 / 42 815 - 5107, - 5108

Fax: +49 / 40 / 41 902 - 6126


Office hours

Mon 9.30 am - 3.00 pm

Tue, Thu 9.30 am - 5.00 pm

Fri 9.30 am - 1.00 pm

Amt für Ausbildungsförderung (BAföG-Amt)


Grindelallee 9

20146 Hamburg

(Near Dammtor station)

Telephone: +49 / 40 / 42 815 - 5144, - 5145

Fax: +49 / 40 / 41 902 - 6126


Telephone Hours

Mon 9.00 am - 11.00 am

Tue, Thu 9.00 am - 10.00 am

Wed 9.00 am - 11.00 am and 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Personal counselling without prior appointment

Tue, Thu 10.00 am - 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Postal address

Studierendenwerk Hamburg

Postfach 13 01 13

20101 Hamburg

  • Saving tips

    We help you save money and counsel you on issues like HVV and residence permits, exemption from TV and radio licences.

  • 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.

  • Welcome tutors


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