Funding Options and Tuition Fees
Financial hurdles should not be an obstacle to studying, as a degree at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration offers you unique career opportunities. However, the completion of a Master's programme requires financial planning. In the following we will give you an overview of the tuition fees and which financing options are available.
The course fees are for the overall programme. HSBA alumni and staff at partner companies, JOB & MASTER candidates as well as applicants that apply before 31 May receive a 10% discount.
The course fees include the exam fees but please be aware that costs related to the study trip are not included. Usually the employer pays a part of the course fees.
Attention: Early Bird extension until June 30th:
Due to the Corona crisis, we are extending the Early Bird deadline by one month so that applicants that apply before 30 June receive a 10% discount.
If the applicant is already in employment, it may be possible, depending on the company, for the employer to cover most of the tuition fees.
HSBA’s JOB & MASTER programme is a free placement service for applicants of our MSc programmes (MBA only upon request) still looking for employment. If you are eligible to join the placement service, HSBA will assist you finding a job. Please note that not all students may be eligible to take part. Please inform us if you are interested in the JOB & MASTER programme, so we can advise you accordingly.
With Income Share Agreements (ISA) tuition fees are financed in whole or in part* by CHANCEN eG. In return, starting from a fixed annual minimum income, the student will repay a fixed share of his income to the Chancen eG after completing his studies. The concept envisages that student repayments can be used to fund study places for future generations using the same model. On the website of Chancen eG you can find further information. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
*Partial financing is possible from a minimum funding limit of EUR 8,100.
Of course, you can also finance your studies yourself. There are some options to support you:
As part of the HSBA study funding programme, a maximum funding of 50% of tuition fees is possible.
In special cases 100% of the course fees are offered to particularly eligible applicants for the Executive MBA. HSBA hereby particularly supports applicants with the following backgrounds:
All candidates should add a separate motivation letter to their application, in which their special suitability for the scholarship is explained. Please find further information below:
MSc Business Development
MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability
MSc Global Management & Governance
MSc Real Estate & Leadership (only in cooperation with the Real Estate & Leadership Foundation)
MBA Corporate Management
The "Deutschlandstipendium" scholarships are awarded based on performance and amount to EUR 300 per month. 50% stem from public funding from the German government and 50% from the university's own private funding. For further information please take a look at the specific information and regulations regarding the "Deutschlandstipendium".
For further funding needs, HSBA students may qualify for other scholarships. A good place to look for the most appropriate scholarship is mystipendium.de. To find a suitable foundation, please check the platform stiftungssuche.de. When choosing a scholarship, always make sure that students of part-time Master's programmes are eligible to apply.
The following banks offer student loans on special terms:
Further information on the topic can be found on the websites www.studienkredit.de and the CHE-Studienkredit-Test 2016. Please be aware that these websites are only available in German.
The HSBA awards a full scholarship in the amount of 22,500 EURO to a particularly eligible applicant from among the banking association member institutions. The MSc Finance degree programme will start on 1 October. The application deadline for the Bankenverband-Scholarship is 31 July. Applicants apply for the study place and the scholarship directly to HSBA with the keyword "Bankenverband-Scholarship". Just in time for the start of the study course, the Bankenverband announces the winner of the scholarship.
The financing plan of HSBA and the Real Estate and Leadership Foundation e.V. can partially cover the tuition fees for the MSc Real Estate & Leadership for students who work a maximum of 20 hours/week for example within the framework of the REaL Practice Partnership Programme.
Funding is available for applicants who have submitted a meaningful and convincing application and successfully completed the HSBA admission process. The reduction in tuition fees is usually 60% of the total tuition fee and is granted together with the admission to the programme. The guidelines of the Real Foundation funding can be found here.
To apply for the scholarship, please add the following documents to your application for the programme:
As an accredited student for the MSc Real Estate & Leadership, the REaL Practice Partnership Programme gives you the unique opportunity to gain a variety of insights into companies across a range of disciplines and thus further enhance the interdisciplinarity of your studies. In three to six months of employment, you can either apply to a classic working student activity in day-to-day business or you will be given a current practical task to deal with in the company. With this you can also finance a significant part of your studies, as you are remunerated at an hourly rate of 15€ and can work up to 20 hours a week outside the attendance hours of the study course.
Please feel free to contact us if you require further information.
The Immobilien Zeitung awards a full-time scholarship of 22,500 euros for the MSc Real Estate & Leadership course at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration. for a particularly worthy applicant!
This awaits the IZ scholarship holder:
We expect the following from the IZ scholarship holder:
To apply, please enclose an additional letter of motivation for the scholarship with your application. This should explain why the junior real estate students should offer you the scholarship:
Please send all your application documents to masters.admissions(at)hsba.de. Please note that the application deadline is 15 July.
Further information can be found here: www.iz.de/stipendium. Please be aware that this information is currently only available in German, if you need assistance, please get in touch!
The VDI Hamburger Bezirksverein e.V. joins forces with HSBA to award a full study place for one member of VDI Bezirksverein Hamburg for a place on one of HSBA’s MBA programmes.
MBA studies start in October. Please send us your completed application by post or by e-mail no later than 31 July. Then the HSBA application phase with a telephone interview and an admission day begins. The decision on the scholarship will be taken by 31 August.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any specific questions.
Please be aware that applying for this study place does not mean that you have been admitted to the MBA programme. The scope of funding will be made transparent before the agreement is concluded.
Please send your application to: HSBA Hamburg School of Business AdministrationAlexander Freier Alter Wall 38, 20457 Hamburg, Germany Telephone: +49 (0)40 36138 743