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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Exchange)
Hamburg, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Fields of Studies: See Program Description Language of Instruction: English, German
Class Standing: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate, 6. Non Traditional
Program Description:
Program Description:

The International Business Program (IBP) is designed to meet the needs of business and industry in the rapidly evolving global marketplace and aims to prepare students for international careers. Students graduate from this unique program with a thorough grounding in business, an understanding of other cultures, fluency in at least one language other than English, and concrete work experience in the global marketplace. In accordance with this philosophy, The College of Business provides students enrolled in the IBP program the opportunity to participate as international exchange students at one of URI's partner universities around the globe. The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) in Germany is one such university and plays an integral role in shaping IBP graduates into becoming the front-runners in the development of the new global economy.

HAW Hamburg is a city university and not your typical "campus university" that is so familiar at American universities. The university is split up over four locations throughout the city. Campus Berliner Tor is the main campus and home to the Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science and the Faculty of Business & Social Sciences. The faculties have their own libraries, labs and computer rooms on this site. The campus has a cafeteria and different cafes as well as a hall of residence directly on campus and another one a seven-minute walk away. It is situated in the middle of town, but only a few minutes on foot from Alster Lake as well as the Lange Reihe with its cafes and restaurants. On campus is the Lohmühlenpark, where you can take a break between classes. Sports lovers can use the gym and join the activities offered as part of the university sports program. 

The Numbers:

  • Student Population: 16,300
  • International Student Population: 2,200


Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city and one of the most dynamic regions in Europe. Set in the North of Germany and in the heart of Europe, Hamburg is an international port city renowned for its beauty, innovation, and endless opportunities. Truly a city on the water - with a 1.6 km² lake in the middle of the city and the river Elbe connecting the city to the world - people often enjoy an evening by the harbor to watch the sunset or participate in one of the many water sport activities available. With its lifestyle of water and open parkland, this cosmopolitan city is ranked as one of the Top 20 most livable cities in the world alongside Melbourne, Vancouver and Sydney, as well as the greenest city in Europe. The city also ranks among the Top 10 smart cities in Europe, setting a goal to be the Innovation Capital of Europe by 2020. And for those interested in a little fun, Hamburg tops the charts at number 6 in the ‘Ultimate Fun City Ranking’ among a total of 1,830 cities worldwide (GoEuro). Explore the city as well as Europe with Hamburg's international airport.


HAW Hamburg is one of the most dynamic business centers in Europe and is home to many international companies. It is an international port, Asia's gateway to Europe and is also the third largest center for civil aviation - with Airbus as a major business engine for the city. Studying at HAW Hamburg offers International Business students the edge in today's global market. Fields of expertise at HAW Hamburg reflect the technologies, industries and services that make Germany a leading economy and its close collaboration with Hamburg's innovation clusters allows the university to develop this knowledge in their teaching and research. Taking a practice-oriented approach to course instruction, the university aims to challenge students with new angles and perspectives to both their studies as well as their worldviews. Further, success in an international environment also requires excellent intercultural soft-skills. The International Business program offers a special focus in the field of cultural and social sciences from a business perspective. For international students who wish to study one or two semesters in Germany, but speak only a little or no German, there are a wide range of semester programs in English.

Courses Available in English:
International Management
International Accounting & Taxation
International Finance
International Business Law
International Economics
International Human Resources Mgmt International Marketing International Trade & Logistics

For a complete list of available course options and course descriptions, click here



Estimated Cost of Attendance Per Semester: $16,596
Note: Please view the budget sheet for itemized cost details.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • 2.75 GPA
  • International Business Program Students Only
  • Junior/Senior Status
NOTE: Interested students should contact Donna Gamache-Griffiths ( in the College of Business Administration or visit the URI IBP web page: 


Useful Links:
Hamburg International Business Program Homepage 
Hamburg University Study Abroad Homepage
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