Internationales, Outgoings, Incomings

Welcome at HSBA


Prospective international students

Study a full degree at HSBA, or attend a semester as (Erasmus+) Exchange or Free Mover student

Welcome to HSBA

Internationality is an essential component of any modern business school. This is true especially for Hamburg as the city is considered the "gateway to the world". HSBA therefore attaches great importance to the internationality of research and course content, offers a wide range of English-language modules and promotes stays abroad for all students. Here you will find information for international students interested in studying a full degree at HSBA, HSBA's partner institutions, options for study abroad, funding options, international activities at HSBA and more things international. 

Bachelor's Programmes

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 like to work at a company that is not yet listed on the "study place exchange", please contact us directly. We will then get in touch with your preferred company.

Important: Most of HSBA's partner companies require a good knowledge of the German language. This is true also for the two degree programmes International Management and Logistics Management which are taught and examined fully in English. 

Admission requirements

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

Do check in advance whether you can be admitted at a German higher education institution. 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 for direct entry? In this case a course at a Studienkolleg is often an option.

Are you eligible to study at a German university, but you still have questions regarding our admission requirements? Please contact us at info(at) with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • School leaving certificate incl. transcript and grading scale
  • First degree certificate (if applicable) incl. transcript
  • Proof of English language proficiency B2 CEFR
  • Proof of German language  proficiency B2 CEFR (for degree courses taught and examined in German)

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

Master's Programmes

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

In our Master's programmes, students study and work part-time. Students usually work part-time (approx. 30 hours per week) at their company and attend classes (and examinations) at specific days of the week or during specific weeks of the year. View our admission requirements here to check if you meet our requirements. 

If you are interested in a Master's programme at HSBA but are currently not in employment you may wish to look up our JOB & MASTER service here.  HSBA may be able to assist putting you in touch with a prospective employer. Please note: Most of HSBA's partner companies require a good knowledge of the German language; this is also true for the MSc Business Development degree programme which is taught and examined entirely in English language.

Do you have any further questions about our degree programmes and the application process? Do not hestiate to contact us at 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

Exchange Semester and Erasmus+

Exchange Students
Learn more about HSBA and the dual study system and find helpful information on what it means to be an Exchange Student at HSBA. Download our course list, check out the academic calendar, find out about the nomination/ application process and start gathering information on living in Hamburg as a student. 

Plan Your Stay
Hamburg boosts fantastic job opportunities in world famous companies or start-ups. The tips on our "Plan Your Stay" page will help you get off to a successful start in Germany's second largest metropolis.

Prospective applicants should check with their home institution whether there is an Erasmus+ agreement in place between the two institutions. In this case, there is a high probability that you may be able to benefit from an Erasmus+ scholarship. Designed by the European Commission, the Erasmus+ programme aims at supporting exchanges between higher education institutions in Europe and around the world. HSBA is a signatory to the Erasmus+ Charter and partners up with several Erasmus+ partner universities.

Free Mover

Are you interested in attending a semester or a full academic year at HSBA but your home institution is not part of our partnership network? Consider applying as Free Mover and make lasting memories at HSBA in Hamburg alongside home and international students. We are looking forward to hosting you!

Questions on Exchange or Free Mover semester?

We are happy to help

Iris Heine, HSBA
Iris Heine

Senior Manager International Office

+49 40 822160-959