New to Hamburg?
The website Hamburg Welcome Portal offers extensive information on your new start in Hamburg. Here you will find useful tips on entry and residence, housing, family matters, health and insurance etc.
The Hamburg Welcome Center of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is the first point of contact for all new residents of the city, whether they come from elsewhere in Germany or abroad. For initial information about living in Hamburg you can contact the Newcomer Service and arrange a personal consultation (in German or in English ) by email(newcomers"AT"welcome.hamburg.de). These services are free of charge.
Information Broschure Hamburg Welcome Center
Hamburg Welcome Center
Adolphsplatz 1, 20457 Hamburg
Public transportation is operated by the Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV). Once you enroll as a doctoral student at your higher education institution, you will receive a HVV student ticket, with which you can use all public transportation in the area covered by the HVV. See the HVV website for an overview of the most important information for new arrivals.
Another means of transportation is the rental bike system StadtRAD Hamburg.
Please contact the international office at your higher education institution if you are a young researcher and need help with your arrival in Hamburg. Competent staff are gladly on hand to help incoming students with everyday issues, bureaucracy, and more.
International Offices of the higher education institutions
- Service for International Visiting Scholars at Universität Hamburg (UHH)
- You can find specialist contact persons in the respective faculties of Universität Hamburg (UHH)
- Academic Counseling for doctoral students at the MIN Faculty of Universität Hamburg (UHH)
- Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) International Office
- Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) International Office
- HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU) International Office
- Helmut Schmidt University (HSU) International Office
- Hamburg University of Music and Theater (HFMT) International Affairs Office
- University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK) International Office
- Kühne Logistics University (KLU) International Office