"Free movers": guest students
International guest students can also apply as so-called "free-movers," meaning they can study at Universität Hamburg for a limited time without being part of a specific exchange program.
After consultation with the department in question, free movers can attend courses and lectures and acquire credit points. To apply as a free mover, you must be enrolled in a program at your home university and a faculty member in a comparable program at Universität Hamburg must act as your supervisor for the duration of your stay.
Free movers cannot attain a degree from Universität Hamburg.
As a free mover you have to provide proof that you are proficient in the language of instruction in your chosen program at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The language of instruction in the bachelor programs at Universität Hamburg usually is German. First, please contact the Erasmus-Office(erasmus.gw"AT"uni-hamburg.de) of the Faculty of Humanities and hand in the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of motivation
- Language certificate (German B2)
- Preliminary list of courses at the host institution
Afterwards, we will help you find a lecturer from the respective department to provide academic supervision for you.
If the prerequisites are met, you receive a written confirmation of supervision. The confirmation of supervision will also specify the duration of your stay at Universität Hamburg. Once you have received written confirmation from your prospective supervisor (for example a letter of invitation), you can submit your application as a "free mover" at the Campus Center.
The written confirmation can also be submitted when you apply for a visa to enter Germany as a student.
For more information about application steps and enrolling, please see the Department of International Affairs.