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HafenCity University

HafenCity University

Type of agreement: Erasmus +
Level of studies: Master
Agreement owner: AHO, Institute of Architecture


Host institution contacts: Katja Salzwedel, incoming@hcu-hamburg.de, (040) 428 27 4306

Number of places available



Language of instructions: German
A certificate confirming the minimum German level of A2 is required.

What courses can I take?

The titles and content of the courses for each semester may change from year to year.
Read about the upcoming courses 

What is the duration of the semester? 

Winter Semester:  from the 1st of October until the 31st of March.
Summer Semester: from the 1st of April until the 30th of September.
Please find information about the structure of the study year on the HCU website.


The International Office of the HCU has a limited number of rooms in student dormitories of Studierendenwerk Hamburg.  
In addition, it is possible for all international students to contact private student residence halls directly. Please note that it may be difficult to find an adequate and affordable apartment in Hamburg in time for the beginning of the semester. We highly recommend to start to search for an apartment even before receiving your letter of acceptance from the HCU.
Read more about accommodation on the HCU website.

What does it cost?

As an exchange student you pay only the AHO semester fee

Who can apply?

Architecture students who are in their 6th, 7th or 8th semester at the time of application.

How to apply?

Apply for exchange studies through AHO by 1 February / 15 September through the application form found here
If you are nominated by AHO, HCU will send an e-mail containing all necessary information and application documents to you.
Read about the application procedure

The host institution application deadline

Fall term: 1 June – 15 July
Spring term: 1 December – 15 January

Further questions? 

Do not hesitate to contact international-office@aho.no.