Covid 19 Information for students

Entering Germany, quarantine- and local regulations in Hamburg

Please note that we all have the responsibility  to fight against the pandemic by following the general hygiene requirements in certain public areas, university facilities, student halls. Dont´t forget about: wearing the surgical masks, keeping the min. 1,5 meter distance and about the prohibition of organising and taking part in parties and social gatherings as long as the requirements are valid!

Everybody who enters Germany from abroad has to particiapate in a special registartion process (online or in paper). For more information please check the homepage of the Federal Foreign Office.
Everybody who enters Hamburg has to follow the current Covid-19 rules and regulations in Hamburg

Quarantine and Covid- 19 Testing.
Everybody who have spend time, at any specific period within10 days prior to entry, in a "risk area", "high incidence area" or "area of variant of concern" - as indicated on a list of the Robert Koch Institute- , may be the subject to quaratine, under the specific quarantine ordinances issued by the Federal State. Further information regarding quaratine duration, Covid 19 testing, test centers and - fees can bo found at: Hamburg Health Websites

There is no specific state assistance for quarantine arrangements for persons, who arrive in Hamburg from a COVID-19 risk area. You have to organize the quarantine by yourself!

For students who have been provided a room in one of the Student residence halls of Studierendenwerk Hamburg: please discuss questions regarding the rules for domestic quarantine in the student halls with: Compass-Program-Tutors-Team or Residence- Hall- Tutors- Team;  Counselling- Center- Accommodation

For more information, necessary contacts, assistance and further test centers in Hamburg please check the Hamburg Health Websites.
If you suspect you have been infected with the coronavirus, contact medical 116 117 or your local health department.
If you have further questions  call the Corona Hotline of the city of Hamburg: 040 - 428 284 000 or write an email to: corona-einreise(at)

Student emergency funds during the pandemic

1. BMBF emergency aid
is intended to help those students who can prove that they are faced with financial hardship caused by the pandemic, who need immediate help and are unable to overcome their pandemic-related hardship by making use of other support. Interim financial aid can be applied for by German and foreign students who are enrolled at a public or state-recognised higher education institution in Germany.
Check the detailed Information about the current application´s possibilities!

2. Further financial fundings for students
Please contact the
Counselling Center for study financing at the Studierendenwerk Hamburg
for detailed information as well as advisory services on further financial fundings for students!
Please check as well:  the Webpages of Studierendenwerk Hamburg

3. Ecumenical Emeregency Fund

The Ecumenical Emergency Fund provides financial aid for foreign students in an emergency, so that they can continue to concentrate on their studies during demanding periods, such as exams, internships or similar. Please note that this is not a scholarship, but a temporary support in an emergency. Interim financial aid for students faced by pandemic- related financial hardship

For detailed information and questions please contact: Caludia Bröker;
E-Mail: broeker(at)

Advisory Services for international students in difficult situations

The TUHH Student Counseling Center continues to be available for you  with individual appointments for telephone consultation.

The  student crisis helpline of the Protestant Student Association (ESG) Hamburg has an open ear for you if you feel upset or under stress, independent of your religious orientation. ESG pastor Gisela Groß-Ikkache und ESG pastor Christof Jaeger are available for direct contact by phone.

The crisis helpline „Telefonseelsorge“  offers consultation and advice in emergency situations for people in distress around the clock, nationwide, anonymous and free of charge, via telephone, E-Mail or chat.

The Counceling Centre for Social & International Affairs of the Studierendenwerk Hamburg  provides important information regarding the financing of your studies, accommodation, health insurance etc. Should the information you are looking for not be available on their homepage , you can email them at: besi(at)

Ask the Tutor: virtual Welcome Chat Room with tutors every Friday from 1 to 2.30 am. Just join oin the session!

For further questions contact the Welcome Tutors at: welcome(at)

The TUHH student union ASTA TUHH is open as well for consultation. Just contact them

More valuable tips regarding your TUHH study orientation can be found at: Welcome@TUHH Seite

Download pdf Online Assistance Service during the Covid 19 pandemic

Further information and links

Please note that the situation of the global pandemic is dynamic and the situation is constantly changing. Keep yourself informed and check the following pages in current information on Covid 19- regularly:

TUHH current information on Covid 19

German Academic Exchange Service current information