The University of Hamburg runs a website with information for international students. The DAAD's (German Academic Exchange Service) website DAAD gives general advice and information on living and studying in Germany. Other useful sites with general information are
Applicants from outside the EU who anticipate problems or need our assistance in obtaining a visa should contact us well in advance. We will assist you, but the administrative procedures can take a lot of time.
Getting settled in Hamburg
The city of Hamburg and Hamburg University provide a number of services which help international students to settle in Hamburg:
Participants of the Master programme with a good knowledge of German are encouraged to apply for student jobs, either in computer maintenance (with interaction with users speaking only German, IT-Gruppe Mathematik - only in German) or for teaching undergraduate and service classes (knowledge of German at the level of being able to explain mathematics in German required, contact us). International students are encouraged to look for grants on the webpage of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), which runs an extensive database with information on various kinds of DAAD funding as well as on funding offered by other organisations.