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Semester Contributions and Fees

Every semester, a contribution for the Studierendenwerk (student union), the AStA (general students’ committee), the Semesterticket (ticket for the Hamburg public transport), the Semesterticket hardship fund (a fund to support students who can’t afford the ticket) and administration costs is to be paid. Tuition fees were abolished for students studying at state universities in Hamburg.

Contributions Winter Semester 2020/21

Contribution to semester ticket 177.60 Euros
Contribution to Studierendenwerk 85.00 Euros
Contribution to AStA 10.20 Euros
Contribution to hardship fund 6.00 Euros
Contribution to administration costs 50.00 Euros
Total 328.80 Euros*

*Total amount for Erasmus and Exchange Students (incoming): 278.80 Euros

Bank Details
Payable to: HFBK Hamburg
IBAN: DE51 2000 0000 0020 1015 46
SWIFT-BIC: MARKDEF1200 (Hamburg)
Bank: Deutsche Bundesbank
Amount: 328.80 € (Erasmus: 278.80 €)
Transaction use: Semester contribution WiSe 2020/21, your »Matrikelnummer« number

Hardship Regulations

In case of exceptional hardship (for health reasons, absence from Hamburg, spatial reasons, social reasons) a rebate of the cost of the semester ticket can be applied for at the Studierendenwerk Hamburg. The period for applying for rebates ends on the 31 March (summer semester) or 30 September (winter semester). Further information can be found on the homepage of the Studierendenwerk Hamburg.

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HFBK Graduate Survey

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