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The ASA programme in Hamburg

The HFBK provides the scholarship students from the ASA partner institutions who are visiting Hamburg with a furnished apartment free of charge for the duration of the scholarship. Students share a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and studio space. The three studio apartments – one for four, the others for two – are located on two storeys of a factory building in the Karolinenstrasse between St. Pauli and the Schanzenviertel district, at the heart of Hamburg’s cultural scene.

The scholarship students will each be assigned an HFBK student mentor who is to study as a scholarship student at the home university of the guest student in the following semester.

During this semester, at HFBK Hamburg, the six exchange students and their mentors will constitute an international class. The study programme consists of regular tutorials given onsite by a succession of HFBK professors. In addition to this, scholarship students have the option of taking part in the classes of their student mentors.

In addition to English-language seminars on the theory and history of art, the HFBK offers a special programme of excursions in order to allow the scholarship students to become acquainted with other German cities and with their museums. At the end of their stay, the scholarship students and their mentors will hold a farewell exhibition entitled Open Studios.

During their stay, the scholarship students are considered to be guest HFBK students. As guest students, they are not expected to pay fees. The HFBK will also bear their costs for their semester contribution to the student union, the AStA general student committee, the hardship fund and the Semesterticket (ticket permitting use of Hamburg’s public transport during the semester).


  • ASA Studios, Hamburg | The former factory building
  • ASA Studios, Hamburg | desk in one of the bedrooms
  • ASA Studios, Hamburg | shared studio space
  • ASA Studios, Hamburg | kitchen
  • ASA Studios, Hamburg | one bedroom
  • ASA Studios, Hamburg | shared studio space

Apartment address:

Art School Alliance
Karolinenstrasse 2a (Haus 5)
D - 20357 Hamburg

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Bärbel Hartje
HFBK, Room 144 b
Tel.: +49 40 428989 - 257
Fax: +49 40 428989 - 206