Prospective students

The Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg is the first German university to offer an accredited intensive study programme for all of its currently 28 bachelor and master courses. Students can graduate with a bachelor’s degree after seven trimesters; after another five trimesters, students can obtain a master’s degree. All in all, the study period for completing both a bachelor’s and a consecutive master’s programme should not exceed four years. The specialised study programmes are interconnected by interdisciplinary studies (ISA), which are compulsory elective subjects. They complement the specialised study programmes by imparting general skills needed in the respective occupational fields as well as interdisciplinary and inter-methodological competencies. Language training is compulsory for all students, as is participation in specialist trainings. The concept of small group teaching is pursued in all academic activities. This means that, as a rule, study groups consist of no more than 25 students. By studying abroad, students have the opportunity to gain many new impressions, to broaden their horizons and to strengthen their personality development. The Helmut Schmidt University cooperates with colleges and universities around the world. Students can choose from more than 50 partner universities. Provided that the tuition fees are paid by a third party such as a company or a foundation, civilian students can also benefit from the particularly attractive study conditions at the HSU. Prospective civilian students may apply for vacant study places by contacting the HSU directly. Candidates for officer careers including university studies will find information here: Temporary-career volunteers intending to obtain a degree in order to advance their civilian vocational qualification with the help of the Bundeswehr Vocational Advancement Service can get further information from theUniversity Marketing branch. The Centre for Postgraduate Education is responsible for organising external further academic education activities. At present, it offers six master’s degree programmes designed for continuing education.


Letzte Änderung: 29. January 2019