International prospective students

Study at HSBA, exchange at HSBA and much more


Welcome to HSBA

Internationality is an essential component of a modern business school, especially in Hamburg as the "gateway to the world". HSBA therefore attaches great importance to the internationality of research and study content, offers a wide range of English-language modules and promotes stays abroad for all status groups. Here you will find information on study opportunities at HSBA for international students, HSBA's partner universities, study opportunities abroad, funding options, international activities at HSBA and much more.

Are you interested in a dual Bachelor's degree programme at HSBA?

Structure of studies & study places

Our cooperative Bachelor's degree programmes take place at two learning locations: at HSBA and at one of our cooperating companies. Each semester consists of a theoretical phase at the university and a practical phase at the company.

If you are interested in a cooperative study programme, you must first apply to one of our cooperating companies. You can find an overview of our cooperation companies in our "study place exchange": Study & Work Vacancies. If you would like to complete your studies in a company that is not yet listed on the "study place exchange", this is no problem. In this case, please contact us directly. We will contact the company of your choice.

Important: Most of HSBA's partner companies require a good knowledge of German, even in the two English-language degree programmes International Management and Logistics Management.

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to study at HSBA, you must first meet the admission requirements of our university.

However, check in advance whether you can be admitted to higher education in Germany. The DAAD offers assistance. To find out whether your school-leaving certificate entitles you to study economics at a German university, visit the DAAD and Uni Assist websites. Is your school leaving certificate not yet sufficient? Then a visit to the Studienkolleg is often an option.

Are you eligible to study at a German university, but have questions about our admission requirements? Please send us an e-mail to info(at) with the following documents:

  • CV
  • School leaving certificate incl. transcripts and grading scale
  • First degree certificate (if applicable) incl. transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency B2 CERF
  • Proof of German proficiency B2 CERF (for German study courses only)

Any questions about the Bachelor's degree programme?

We are happy to help personally.

Klaus Waubke HSBA
Klaus Waubke
Senior Manager Student Recruitment & Company Relations
+49 40 822160-933

Are you interested in a part-time Master's programme at HSBA?

In our Master's programmes, the courses take place alongside the job on individual attendance days or attendance weeks. Students usually work part-time (approx. 30 hours per week) in the company. You can find an overview of our admission requirements here.

If you are interested in a Master's programme at HSBA but are not yet employed, you can find out about our JOB & MASTER service here. Important: Most of HSBA's partner companies require a good knowledge of German, even in the English-language Business Development degree programme.

Do you have any further questions about our degree programmes and the application process? Please feel free to send us an email to masters.admissions(at)


Questions about the Master's programme?

We are happy to help personally.

Juliane Michaelis
Juliane Michaelis
Manager Student Recruitment & Company Relations
+49 40 822160-932

Going out into the world – stays abroad

Students who are planning a stay abroad during their studies can find information on our Bachelor's and Master's websites. The network of our worldwide partner universities is continuously being expanded and we are proud of our top-class partners.

Outbound Mobility

  • Outgoing Bachelor

    Good reasons for studying abroad: International experience, a knowledge of foreign languages and intercultural competencies are key skills in professional life. Plan your stay abroad now at one of our more than 30 partner universities. Find out more about our Bachelor's study-abroad options here.

  • Outgoing Master

    Plan your stay abroad as part of the Master's degree programme. Here you will find information on the options and partner universities.

Inbound Mobility

  • Exchange Students

    Get to know our dual study system and find helpful information on our course list, academic calendar, application and more.

  • Plan Your Stay

    Hamburg boosts fantastic job opportunities in world famous companies or start-ups. These tips will help you get off to a successful start in Germany's second largest metropolis.


We are happy to help

Iris Heine, HSBA
Iris Heine
Senior Manager International Office
+49 40 822160-959