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Information for International Students

Welcome to the wonderful City of Hamburg and its international urban space HafenCity with an amazing view of the river Elbe > Click here for the location of Medical School Hamburg

Internationality is a key value to us. That is why we make sure our students from all over the world feel comfortable with us at MSH. We offer excellent customized assistance for international students. Our small study groups make it easy to get in touch with both German fellow-students and lecturers - this open and family-like atmposphere will make you feel at home in no time!

At the moment all of our programmes are offered in German so we recommend you have sufficient knowledge of the language or participate in a preparatory German course. In case you do not yet have one of the most widely accepted German language certificates (Goethe Certificate, TestDaF, TELC), we will be happy to provide you with information on German language courses in Hamburg. If you wish to apply for a full Bachelor or Master programme and obtain a degree at MSH, please note that you will have to prove sufficient language proficiency with an official certificate and (in most cases) apply for a visa. More information on this can be found here.

Our Bachelor courses

  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Applied Psychology / Psychology
  • Ergotherapy
  • Expressive Arts in Social Transformation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Medical Controlling
  • Medical Education
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rescue Management
  • Social Work
  • Transdisciplinary Early Intervention

Our Master courses

  • Health Care and Nursing Education
  • Health Psychology
  • Innovative Change Processes (Coaching and System Development)
  • Intermedial Art Therapy
  • Legal Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Medical and Health Education
  • Social Work
  • Sports Psychology
  • Work and Organizational Psychology

Please find more Information in our brochure in English.

Applying as an Exchange Student

If you wish to apply for studying 1 or 2 semesters at MSH, please send the following documents electronically as one PDF to the International Office:

  • MSH Application Form
  • a transcript of records from your home university (latest version)
  • proof of sufficient German proficiency (B2 is recommended)
  • your course selection / Learning Agreement
  • a photocopy of your identity card / passport
  • 1 photo 
  • proof of sufficient health insurance for your stay in Germany (only non-EU nationals)
  • nomination by your home institution (only for ERASMUS+)

Application Deadline:
15.07 for winter term / 15.01 for summer term

Tuition Fees:
If you come to us from one of our partner universities, please ask the International Office of your home institution about the tuition fee at MSH which applies to you. If you come to us as a Freemover (which means your university does not have an exchange agreement with MSH), the regular tuition fee of the study programme in question will apply. The exact amount of the fee for each study programme can be found in the description of the programme on our website.

Academic Calendar

Winter Term 2019/20:

Summer Term 2020:

Living in Hamburg

If you are planning to move to Hamburg, be sure to consult for important information on accommodation, authorities, events and attractions. 

Regardless of whether you come to Hamburg as a student from one of our ERASMUS+ partner universities or as a freemover, the International Office will be happy to help you.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Medical School Hamburg!

Health insurance for foreign students

For example, information about health insurance for foreign students can be found here.

International Office

Antonio Zizza

Fon: 040.361 226 421
Fax: 040.361 226 430

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