Study in Hamburg (Germany): All private colleges & universities + degree programmes at a glance

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 · Last updated 30.06.2023

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The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is home to a total of 19 academic institutions. Of these 19 higher education institutions, 10 are publicly owned, one is church-owned and eight higher education institutions in Hamburg are private.

The fact that there are so many private universities in Hamburg is probably due to Hamburg's historical inclination towards free trade and the greatest possible political independence. As a city to study in, Hamburg has a lot to offer similar to Berlin, with the advantage that the city with its 1.8 million inhabitants is not quite as "crowded" and restless as Berlin.

Here I introduce you to all of Hamburg's private universities and the courses they offer. I also show you which universities in other federal states have branches and campuses in Hamburg.

All private universities at a glance

We have a total of 8 private universities listed in our database.

  • Hamburg, Germany
  • 7523 Students
  • Marketing, Logistics, Business Psychology, Political Science, IT Management, Psychology, Business Administration, Legal Sciences, Pedagogy, MBA, Finance, International Management, Childhood Education,…
  • Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy, Master of Laws, Bachelor of Engineering
  • 46 Degree programs in the directory

The European University of Applied Sciences Hamburg is Germany's best-known private distance learning university and offers distance learning courses, especially in the field of economics. If you want to study directly in Hamburg, you can also enroll in the evening study program "Business Administration and Business Psychology" or the evening study program "Business Administration" at the Euro-FH. All study programs are FIBAA accredited.

University · Private

  • Hamburg, Germany
  • 861 Students
  • Legal Sciences
  • Staatsexamen, Master of Laws, Bachelor of Laws
  • 3 Degree programs in the directory
Bucerius Law School is a private law school located in Hamburg, Germany, specializing in the study of law. It was founded in 2000 and is one of the leading law schools in Germany.Bucerius Law School offers a diverse program of study, offering both bachelor's and master's degrees in law. The degree p…
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • 1068 Students
  • IT Management, International Management, Business Administration, Finance, Logistics
  • Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts
  • 7 Degree programs in the directory
The Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) is a private university for business and management in the vibrant Hanseatic city of Hamburg. As one of Germany's leading business schools, HSBA prides itself on creating a unique link between theory and practice by providing its students with a h…
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • 8136 Students
  • Industrial Engineering, Logistics, Business Administration, Nursing Science, General Management, Health Management, Mechanical Engineering, Legal Sciences, Pedagogy, Business Informatics
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws
  • 18 Degree programs in the directory
The HFH offers part-time bachelor's and master's degree programs in distance learning in its three departments, Health and Care, Technology, and Business and Law. In their dual variants, some bachelor's degree programs also allow for a double degree through the integration of university studies and …
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • 5000 Students
  • Medizin, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychotherapy, Health Management, Art, Art Therapy, Social Work, Human Resources, Health Education, Medicine, Nursing Science, Sports, Childhood Education, Psyc…
  • Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Education, Staatsexamen
  • 31 Degree programs in the directory
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • 899 Students
  • General Management, Social Management, Social Work, Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 Degree programs in the directory
The Northern Business School (NBS) is a private university in Hamburg, Germany, which specialises in the study of business administration (BWL). It was founded in 2007 and is one of the youngest universities in Hamburg. NBS offers a wide range of study programmes, including Bachelor's and Master's …
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Marketing, Media Design, Entrepreneurship, Media Management, MBA
  • Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration
  • 9 Degree programs in the directory
Brand University of Applied Sciences is a dynamic and future-oriented university that stands out from other educational institutions thanks to its unique concept. Located in the heart of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, BU offers a combination of academic teaching and practice-oriented application tha…

University · Private

  • Hamburg, Germany
  • 343 Students
  • Logistics, Business Administration
  • Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science
  • 3 Degree programs in the directory
Kühne Logistics University (KLU) is a renowned private university specializing in logistics, supply chain management and management. The university offers a dynamic learning environment with modern teaching methods and world-class facilities that provide students with a first-class education and a u…

Study programmes at private universities in Hamburg

Hamburg's private universities offer degree programmes in the field of economics in particular. Since Hamburg is home to two private universities as well as a university with partial university status, you can also study law and human medicine in Hamburg, for example.

In addition, there are a number of higher education institutions that are based in other federal states but operate branches in Hamburg. For example, the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, which offers degree programmes ranging from business administration to social work at its Hamburg location.

Here is an overview of the most interesting degree programmes at Hamburg's private universities:

CourseUniversityFees

On-campus program
from 35880 € total
from 997 € monthly

Dual studies
from 23940 € total
from 665 € monthly

On-campus program
from 30600 € total
from 850 € monthly

On-campus program
from 20670 € total
from 485 € monthly

Part-time program
from 13968 € total
from 221 € monthly

On-campus program
from 94500 € total
from 1500 € monthly

On-campus program
from 51600 € total

Distance learning program
from 9900 € total
from 275 € monthly

On-campus program
from 25020 € total
from 695 € monthly

On-campus program
from 30600 € total
from 850 € monthly

On-campus program
from 17920 € total
from 495 € monthly

On-campus program
from 19620 € total
from 545 € monthly
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Other universities with campuses and study centres in Hamburg

In addition to the private universities listed above, there are also a number of universities that are not headquartered in Hamburg but have a campus or study centre in Hamburg.

Here is a brief portrait of the universities offering courses in Hamburg:

Logo HS FreseniusFresenius University of Applied Sciences: Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences in Germany. In the winter semester 2021/2022, a total of 17,045 students were enrolled at the university. The Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is located in Idstein, Hesse, and also has campuses in Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Berlin and New York. The university mainly offers degree programmes in the fields of economics and natural sciences. Special feature: Many courses are not only offered as attendance courses, but also as distance learning or evening study courses.

logo macromediaMacromedia University of Applied Sciences: The Macromedia University of Applied Sciences (formerly MHMK, Hochschule für Medien und Kommunikation) is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Stuttgart. The university was founded in 2006, and a total of 3,833 students were enrolled at the university in the winter semester 2019/2020. The Macromedia University of Applied Sciences offers many degree programmes at its campuses in Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Cologne, Hamburg, Leipzig and Berlin. At the Hamburg campus, for example, the degree programmes Psychology, Management, Journalism and Media Management are offered.

Logo IUIU International University of Applied Sciences: With over 100,000 enrolled students (winter semester 2022/2023), IU is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences in Germany and the largest private distance learning university in Germany. The university is based in Erfurt, but IU offers its campus study programmes in many other locations throughout Germany. In addition to the campus programmes in Business Administration & Management, among others, the university offers over 100 distance learning programmes as well as a variety of part-time and dual programmes. In Hamburg, the university offers a number of part-time study programmes as well as dual study programmes.

icon fomFOM University of Applied Sciences: Alongside Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, FOM is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences and is based in Essen/North Rhine-Westphalia. FOM was founded in 1993. 54,425 students were enrolled at FOM in the winter semester 2019/2020. FOM's degree programmes are aimed at working professionals. Through various flexible time models, the classroom lectures take place parallel to a company job or training. At the University Centre Hamburg, for example, FOM offers the part-time study programmes Business Administration, Business Administration & Business Psychology, Business Law and Social Work.

The campus of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg.

Study Logistics in Hamburg: All degree programmes at a glance

If you have to study logistics, then study it in the port city of Hamburg, right? Hamburg's private universities offer a wide range of degree programmes in the field of logistics, which are supplemented by degree programmes from universities that have a campus in Hamburg, as well as by distance learning programmes.

Here is the range of logistics study programmes in Hamburg at a glance.

You can find more degree programmes in other federal states here: Study Logistics privately: 20 top Academic Programs compared

Dual study programmes in Hamburg

In Hamburg, a few private higher education institutions offer dual study programmes in various subject areas. In particular, the Hamburg School of Business Administration offers a range of dual study programmes in the field of business. In addition, the IU International University of Applied Sciences, for example, offers numerous dual study programmes in Hamburg.

Here are the most important dual study programmes offered by private universities in Hamburg at a glance:

CourseUniversityStudy siteDuration

Dual studies
Berlin, Hamburg, Munich or Stuttgart8 Semester

Dual studies
Hamburg6 Semester

Dual studies
Augsburg, Berlin, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfur…7 Semester

Dual studies
Hamburg6 Semester

Dual studies
Hamburg8 Semester

Dual studies
Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Braunschweig, Bremen, Dortmund, Dre…6 Semester

Dual studies
Hamburg6 Semester

Dual studies
Hamburg6 Semester

Dual studies
Hamburg8 Semester

Study part-time: Distance learning in Hamburg

With the European Distance Learning University Hamburg and the Hamburger Fern-Hochschule, two distance learning colleges are located in Hamburg that mainly offer distance learning courses. Advantage: The distance to the occasional face-to-face seminars and exams is not so far.

On the other hand, in distance learning such events take place so rarely that the location of a distance learning university plays virtually no role; especially since most distance learning universities maintain study centres in all major cities.

Here is a selection of interesting distance learning courses:

CourseUniversityDurationFees

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 15063 € total
from 259 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 13872 € total
from 289 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 13872 € total
from 289 € monthly
from 1326 € Semester fee

Distance learning program
7 Semesterfrom 12978 € total
from 309 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 15063 € total
from 259 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 2094 € Semester fee

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 13680 € total
from 285 € monthly
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