Welcome to the online application portal of the Universität Hamburg

Topic overview:

You can apply online within the application period (01.12.-15.01. for the summer semester, 01.06.-15.07. for the winter semester and also 15.02.-31.03. for the international Master courses in the winter semester) for a course of study at the University of Hamburg using the STiNE-portal.

For this purpose please register for an application account. This can be done anytime after the official beginning of the application period (12 am on June 1st or February 15th or December 1st). Thereafter you will get your access data for the online application by email. This might take up to two hours depending on your email provider. If necessary please also check your spam filter settings.

If you are a foreign student who wants to apply for a temporary exchange program in the course of an agreement between universities (e.g. Erasmus) you can still access the application portal after the official application deadline.


Important information

After you have accepted your place to study and completed the matriculation you cannot access your application account anymore! You will receive the access data for your new STiNE-account along with the temporary documents for the semester.

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Declaration of results and end of Acceptance period

The decisions will be available in your account under the menu item “Documents” at the respective dates.

Application for winter semester 2022/23:
  • Prospective students (DOSV): More information on admission is available here
  • Prospective students: (no DoSV) 17 August 2022
  • Master´s degree programs: 24 August 2022
  • Higher semesters: 24 August 2022
  • Advanced courses (Hauptstudium) – except Medicine: 24 August 2022
International Master´s Application for winter semester 2022/23:
  • Master´s degree programs: 18 May 2022
  • Exception: Politics, Economics and Philosophy, Economics and Peace & Security: 9 June 2022
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Further questions regarding the application

If you have questions about the application process itself please get in contact with the admissions team. The contact persons are listed in the tables that you find in the application information. You can also submit your questions about the application to the admissions team using the following form.

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Technical support

If you experience technical problems please get in contact with the STiNE-support.

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Helpful links

International Master's Programs (Application for winter semester: February 15-31 March):

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