Universität Hamburg is an exchange destination in Hamburg, Germany. This destination is specifically for master Climate Physics students of the Faculty of Science.

Universität Hamburg
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Academic calendar

Winter semester from October to February

Summer semester from April to July

Academic calendar 


For English taught courses at least level B2 of CEFR is recommended, but level C1 is strongly recommended

Area's open to exchange students

This partnership is based on a bilateral agreement between Science UU and Hamburg on Integrated Climate System Sciences and Oceanography.

Courses at master's level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

Studierendenwerk Hamburg or commercial housing opportunities.

Start looking for accommodation as soon as you can! Vacant dorm rooms provided by the student services Studierendenwerk fill up quickly and searching on the free market may take months.

Housing assistance

Estimated living costs per month

Housing: ca. EUR 250–450 per month
Living expenses: ca. EUR 300–500 per month

Living costs in Hamburg


For every module which a student has passed, the student receives a certain number of credit points (CP) corresponding to workload. Calculations include attendance hours, private study and prep time for the module's final exam. One credit point stands for 30 hours per week (the so-called workload). Bachelor's programs contain a total of 180 credit points, which means that students should select their modules such that after three years, they have acquired 180 credit points.

Universität Hamburg (D Hamburg01): Universität Hamburg does not fully comply with the ECTS grading system.  The grading scheme usually comprises five levels (with numerical equivalents; intermediate grades may be given):  
• "Sehr Gut" (1) = Very Good;  • "Gut"  (2) = Good;  • "Befriedigend" (3) = Satisfactory;  • "Ausreichend" (4) = Sufficient;  • "Nicht ausreichend" (5) = Non-Sufficient/Fail.  
The minimum passing grade is "Ausreichend" (4). Verbal designations of grades may vary in some cases and for doctoral degrees.


Number of places available

4 places per year


Any questions?

The International Exchange Officer at the Faculty of Science is Liesbeth Achterberg.

Our open office hours are cancelled until further notice. However, you can e-mail us, via science.internationaloffice@uu.nl, or call via Microsoft Teams. You will then have to use the personal e-mail address e.h.achterberg@uu.nl

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.