With over 16,000 students Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is the second largest institution of higher education in the Hamburg region and one of the largest of its kind in Germany. We offer classes in English in a wide variety of fields that include engineering, design, health, business and social sciences. Practice orientation is our trademark and small groups, interdisciplinary projects and academic support ensure that our students feel at home at our university. 2,000 international students study here, representing over 100 nations. Our international guest students come from partner universities throughout Europe as well as from North and South America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
Media and Film
Did you know?
Hamburg has the most bridges of any city in the world. The city has well over 2,500 bridges, which is more than Amsterdam and Venice combined.
Described by many as "Germany’s most beautiful city," Hamburg combines a high quality of life with a strong economy and countless employment opportunities. Hamburg's success is due in no small part to having successfully united business and legal interests.
Hamburg at a glance
Second largest city in Germany (population ≈ 1.8 million)
Third largest harbor in Europe
More bridges than Amsterdam and Venice combined
Well connected within Europe by air and railway
Vibrant and cosmopolitan cultural life
Safe and livable metropolis
24-hour public transit network, walkable and bike-friendly
Germany is one of the most influential European nations culturally, and one of the world's main economic powers. Known around the world for its precision engineering and high-tech products, it is equally admired by visitors for its old-world charm and "Gemütlichkeit" (coziness). If you have perceptions of Germany as simply homogeneous, it will surprise you with its many historical regions and local diversity.
Programs in English
Please use the course catalogue to search for units available at the host University.
How Many Units?
HAW operates the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). 7.5 ECTS is equal to 1 Deakin credit therefore 30 ECTS is equal to 4 Deakin credits.
At HAW a full time study load is considered to be 3 units (a total of 22.5 ECTS).
A minimum of 6 (8 is recommended) Deakin credits are to be included in your study plan per trimester that you are applying for and for each university preference.
E.g. If you are applying for two trimesters and for two different universities? You would bring 6-8 units for T1 for each university and then 6-8 units for T2 for each university. A total of 12-16 units.
Please note: The following units have been approved by the faculty of Arts and education for Film and Television students T2, 2018:
Camera Acting Project – Short Cut – 1cp
Innovative Storytelling in Digital Media – 1cp
Perception – 1cp
Sound Design – 1cp
Studio Hamburg Project – 2cp
Video Tech and Production – 1cp
Video or Audio Project – 2cp
Travel Grant Available:
2 x $5,000 Grants for students to attend selected Universities in Germany
Although costs can vary greatly depending on location and lifestyle, most returned exchange students indicate that a semester of exchange costs approximately AUD$15,000. Students are responsible to budget appropriately for their program and are encouraged to factor unpredictable events, such as currency fluctuations in to their budgets.
Students participating in the student exchange program will be expected to pay for their own:
Passport and visa costs
Daily living expenses including text books
Personal/ Travel expenses
The Deakin University Travel Insurance Policy provides cover for approved international travel for the length of your international program, including a maximum of 10 days leisure travel either immediately before or after the study component (or combination thereof), at no charge. While Deakin Travel Insurance is provided to all staff and students, this policy may not be accepted by some of our overseas exchange partners and it may be necessary for you to take additional health cover at the host institution. You will need to arrange additional travel and health insurance for any travel occurring outside of your formal exchange study period.
Any other incidental costs.
OS- HELP loans
Overseas Student HELP loans (OS-HELP) are provided by the Commonwealth government to eligible HECS-HELP students undertaking various international experiences for credit. This loan is added to your HELP debt.
The following link will provide more information on the OS-Help
Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas. If you are on one of our short-term programs, so long as you have a full time study load for the year, your payments will continue while you are overseas. If you are accepted for exchange, you should make an appointment with Centrelink to discuss your plans.
Before you apply, please make sure you have completed all exchange application steps as outlined on the Deakin Abroad website.
Exchange Programs are available to all Deakin students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.
To be eligible to apply for an Exchange Program:
Undergraduate students must have completed at least 8 credit points toward their current Deakin degree. 4 Credits for Prior Learning can be counted towards this requirement.
Postgraduate students must have completed at least 4 credit points towards their Deakin degree
You must return to at least 1 credit point to complete at Deakin after your Exchange Program
You must study a full-time load while on exchange
You must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or above. Some discretion may be applied to this requirement for students with a WAM of between 55-60 at the time of application and will be advised to meet with a Language and Learning Adviser. Applicants with a WAM below 55 will not be considered.
You must have received faculty approval prior to submitting your exchange application
Students may apply for a Trimester or Year-long Exchange Program, starting either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2.