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What courses can I study? How do I apply for visa? Should I open a bank account? Please find here all information to your questions.

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Anna Beek

International Project Manager (Outgoings, Incomings)

Anna Beek

+49 (0)40 36138-945, office hours: Mon 5-6 PM & Wed 1-2 PM, room 503

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Welcome to HSBA and the City of Hamburg!

Would you like to spend part of your studies in Hamburg? As a student of one of our partner universities, you can spend a semester at HSBA and thus gain international experience. 
 
Please contact the International Office at your home institution and check out our website for information on how to study at HSBA as an exchange student.
For information on visa regulations, residence permits, registering in Hamburg, accommodation and many more tips for living in Hamburg, please refer to the relevant sections on coming to and living in Hamburg. 


HSBA at a glance

About HSBA

HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration is the university of the Hamburg business community. Founded by Hamburg Chamber of Commerce in 2004, it now cooperates with more than 250 companies. As a state-recognized third-level institution, it offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business as dual and part-time courses for about 850 students.

HSBA study programmes (B.Sc.)

Our master's programmes are:

We also offer Cooperative Doctoral Programmes at the Claussen-Simon-Graduate Centre at HSBA (in cooperation with universities with the right to grant doctorates) as well as Executive Education programmes.

The dual system

The dual principle involves students learning at two locations, namely at the university and at the company. This principle has been in use in Germany for decades, particularly as part of dual professional training, and is one of the reasons for the success of the German economy. Dual university degrees have existed since the 1970s, with more than 60,000 students currently registered at higher education institutions using the dual system. Watch our film to learn more.

The dual system, however, does not apply to exchange students. Due to the existence of an A- and B-Track, exchange students can take their first term in Track A and their second term in Track B, and vice versa. Students should therefore be aware that each term consists of a different student body. Also, when choosing courses from different semesters and study programmes, students will be integrated in different classes.

Exchange dates

HSBA offers four terms of approx. three months each. Exams take place during the last week of each term. Students may come on exchange for one or two terms. Three terms may be arranged in exceptional cases by prior agreement.

Undergraduate exchange terms for 2015/16:

Undergraduate exchange terms for 2016/17:

In January and October there will an Induction Week taking place in the first week, in April and July an Induction Day on the first day.

Exchange student calendar
  Summer 2016 Autumn 2016 Winter 2016 Spring 2017
Nomination deadline 1 Jan 2016 1 May 2016 1 Jul 2016 1 Oct 2016
Application deadline 1 Feb 2016 1 Jun 2016 1 Aug 2016 1 Nov 2016
Course enrolment 4 Apr 2016 22 Jul 2016 4 Oct 2017 9 Jan 2017
Induction days 8 Apr 2016 22 Jul 2016 4-7 Oct 2016 9-13 Jan 2017
Intensive weeks 4-8 Apr / 4-7 Oct 2016 9-13 Jan 2017
Course start 11 Apr 2016 25 Jul 2016 10 Oct 2016 16 Jan 2017
Exam preparation and exam weeks 6-17 Jun 2016 19-30 Sep 2016 5-16 Dec 2016 12-24 Mar 2017
Public holidays 1, 5, 16 May 2016 / 3 Oct / 24,25,26, 31 Dec 2016 1 Jan 2017

Courses

All undergraduate courses at HSBA are generally open for exchange students. All courses for the current and the upcoming academic year can be found in the download box on the right.

Maritime and Logistics Management are entirely taught in English, and its core courses are equivalent to those in the Business Administration programme. Please read here to learn more about the study structure for regular HSBA students as well as the exchange dates for incoming students.

Please be aware that when choosing courses from different study programmes and different years, they may overlap. Schedules will be available approximately two weeks before arrival. For courses from Maritime, Logistics and Media Management some prerequisites may be required. Module descriptions can be found here.

Master students wanting to do an exchange at HSBA may join our M.Sc. elective modules in Finance, Marketing or Entrepreneurship and a course in HR & Leadership from January to March/April (subject to availability). For more details, please contact us or the international office at your university.

Application

To apply as an exchange student you will need to provide the following documents which you will receive from HSBA after you have been nominated by your university:

ERASMUS+ and other cooperations at HSBA

International experience, knowledge of foreign languages and cross-cultural competencies are key skills in professional life. This is why HSBA promotes intercultural exchange on all levels.

The Student Exchange Programme ERASMUS+ provides the opportunity for university students to study and/or work in many different countries. Around 200,000 students take advantage of the ERASMUS scheme every year. 
HSBA is busy setting up bilateral agreements with European institutions of higher education. Please find our HSBA fact sheet here.

For detailed information on the European Commission’s ERASMUS+ Programme please refer to their website.

Besides cooperating with ERASMUS+ partners, we are engaged in exchange programmes with institutions of higher education outside Europe, and we are constantly looking into extending our partnerships. 

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