Your successful start at UMFST-UMCH

For a relaxed start to your studies


Digital Opening Ceremony 

Have a look at our Digital Opening Ceremonies of the past years.

Your Culture Pass

Your welcome gift for the beginning of your studies at UMCH

In order for you to experience the various facets of Hamburg in your free time, within the scope of the diverse cultural landscape, all UMCH students of the first semester receive their own culture pass (“Freikarte”), with which they are able to visit a total of 42 cultural institutions in Hamburg free of charge.

Here’s how it works

At the beginning of the academic year you will be given your personal culture pass in the form of a card. Afterwards, you only need to show it when you visit one of the many cultural sites, where the card gives you free admission. It is important that you write your name on the culture pass and show it together with your student card. Please also note that the first come, first served principle applies to events with a limited number of tickets. Meaning: From 30 minutes before the start of the event, you will receive a ticket to the respective event at the counter. However, only while stocks last.

You can choose from a large list of cultural sites and visit your favorite museums, theaters and cinemas as often as you like at certain times of the year. Current dates can be found on the “Freikarte” website.

Student Parties

Every semester there are numerous events and parties. At the beginning of the semester, we celebrate the birthday of our campus with our students, thus bringing harmony into the beginning of the academic year. Other celebrations are announced within the semester. Many students organise their own parties as well.


Note: Don´t Drink and Drive. Zero Tolerance to Drugs.

Contact us

If you have any general questions about studying human medicine at UMCH, please call +49 (0) 40 20934850-81 or send an e-mail to Angela Reiners (Head of Student Secretariat) at

If you any questions concerning the program around the Welcome Days, please contact Esther Böhner at +49 (0) 40 20934850-85 or by e-mail at

Your Contact Person
Angela Reiners
+49 (0) 40 20934850-81