Bucerius Law School is committed to providing its students with the highest possible level of administrative support.
We are your experts in all matters regarding study abroad and international exchange. We will support before and during your time at Bucerius, so you can concentrate on making the best of your experience in Hamburg.
Bucerius does not have any on-campus or dormitory housing of its own. However, the campus is easily accessible by public transportation and the International Office actively assists you in finding suitable accommodation.
- Bucerius does not have its own residence halls
- The campus is centrally-located and easily accessible by public transport
- Short-term housing is difficult to find and prices are high
- Prices depend on size and location, they can range from EUR 500 for a room in a shared apartment to EUR 1,800 for a studio in a popular neighborhood
- We recommend that students search for shared apartments together (a LinkedIn group to connect will be set up)
- After admission, students will be given access to the Bucerius International intranet with further information about the Hamburg housing market, such as neighborhood information, useful websites, rental agencies etc.
- For information about the different neighborhoods, check out our "Living in Hamburg" section
Student Residence Halls
- For the exchange program, there is a limited number of rooms available in a residence hall
- Unfortunately, there are no residence hall rooms available for summer program participants due to the short duration of the program
Subletting from Bucerius students
- In the fall term, students are encouraged to swap their apartments with a Bucerius student who is going to spend their study abroad semester at the student's home university. They may also sublet without swapping their apartments.
- In the summer, there may be additional sublet offers from the Bucerius community.
The International Office organizes extracurricular activities for both the exchange and summer programs.
Explore Hamburg together with the International Office! We organize trips to museums, medieval towns close to Hamburg, networking events on campus etc.
However, everyone should reserve some extra time to explore Hamburg on their own, too. Hamburg has something for everyone:
- Explore art and historical museums
- Allow yourself to be scared in the "Hamburg Dungeon"
- See the world in the "Miniatur Wunderland"
- Hone your German skills by going to the theater (or check out the English-language theaters)
- Dance the night away on the (in)famous Reeperbahn
- Go for a walk in beautiful neighborhoods such as the "Treppenviertel" in Blankenese
- Bury your feet in the sand at Hamburg's very own beach along the Elbe River
- Kayak or sail on the Alster Lake in the center of town
- Cheer on a club at a sports match
- Let your mind wander in one of the many parks and green spaces
- And let us know what else you found!
For some general background information about living in Hamburg, check out our "Living in Hamburg" section.
"The extracurricular activities elevated the Summer Programme to be about more than just academics, but also about enjoying the city of Hamburg and its vibrant culture."
"Life in and outside the campus couldn’t be better, seeing so many people from all countries and cultures living in a such a peaceful environment was really nice to witness. I leave Hamburg and Bucerius Law School with the hope of coming back."
Safe and peaceful
"Hamburg is a lovely city, an extremely calm, safe as well as a peaceful place to live. Compared to Brazil, I felt more safe and less judged in Hamburg and I've found people more focused and determined, although they still manage to have time to have fun and enjoy the beautiful views that the city provides."
Hamburg has an excellent public transport system (HVV) which means that you will not need a car to get around.
- students receive a free student public transportation ticket
- students should purchase weekly tickets
Tickets are valid for the subway, some regional trains, buses and some commuter ferries
For more information on public transit, visit: HVV Website.
- StadtRAD (City Bike), a bike-for-hire network that covers the whole inner-city area.
- Renting stations around the city
- 30 minutes free of charge, then you pay by the minute
- or rent a bike for a whole day
"Hamburg has an amazing integrated public transport service. Although I was living quite far from Campus, I had no problem arriving to classes on time by taking the bus and the metro with a monthly ticket, in a very comfortable journey. Walking or taking the public transport at any time feels safe."
- Check with the German mission in your home country to determine whether and how to apply for an tourist visa.
- Apply as soon as possible as the process for obtaining an entry visa may take several months.
- proof of health insurance is required for enrollment at Bucerius and your visa
- we strongly recommend buying German health insurance as international insurances can often not be accepted for enrollment
- students can purchase insurance through Bucerius
- detailed information will be available on the Bucerius intranet in May
- EU students can use their home country insurance
- health insurance will be required if you need a visa
- for all others having travel health insurance is strongly recommended
"The International Office team are the best! They are extremely friendly, helpful and lovely individuals and I couldn't ask for a better team."
"The International Office provided us with every detail which was useful. Thanks for having such an amazing team."
"I am impressed with the efficiency and smooth organization of the course. The administration did a great job."
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