Turn your time as a student into a unique experience


In our UCMH Student Clubs you get the opportunity to complement your university experience outside of studying, to make friends, and to realize exciting ideas and projects. Here you will meet like-minded people who share hobbies and passions. Sports, music, culture, discovering new things or doing good together – in our Student Clubs you can accomplish a lot together!

UMCH Student ClubsYour contact person
Esther Böhner
+49 (0) 40-20934850-85




All music enthusiasts are invited to become part of the UMCH Band! Whether you love to sing, play an instrument or enjoy writing lyrics – new participants are always welcome!

Every Tuesday the members of the band meet in a rehearsal room on campus and work together on pieces of different genres and artists or even their own songs.

The project is led by Solveig Heim. She has a degree in popular music from the Hamburg School of Music and is well versed in soul, jazz, pop and rock. With her band “to soma” she released the EP “tame” in 2019. She is also active in the cover band “Soulswag”. In addition, she works as a background singer and as a vocal and piano teacher. Thus, the UMCH band is not only aimed at students with previous musical experience, but at everyone who is passionate about music.

Would you like to participate? Then please contact Esther Böhner ( by e-mail and let us know if you are interested in singing, if and how much playing experience you have with your instrument, and what kind of music you are most interested in.

Yoga Lessons


There is hardly a sport that combines so many health-promoting aspects as yoga. Yoga not only increases your coordination and mobility, strengthens your muscles and prevents cardiovascular diseases. The holistic exercise system from India also has a positive effect on general well-being and can provide long-term relief from stress-related symptoms, back pain or migraine complaints, among other benefits.

Oliver Bauer, an experienced alternative practitioner as well as yoga and shiatsu teacher, is responsible for the yoga lessons at UMCH. The sessions are currently limited to 18 participants each. Information on registration is available via Canvas.

We are looking forward to your participation and wish you lots of fun while relaxing!

Theater Group


Are you enthusiastic about acting and theater and would like to give it a try? If so, the UMCH Theater Group is the perfect fit for you! Scenic improvisations, playing with impulses, working with masks and working with texts are just some of the many aspects that students can look forward to!

Stefanie Darnesa is responsible for the artistic direction of the Theater Group. From 2012 to 2016 she studied acting at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and was subsequently active in various theater projects and cultural institutions. At UMCH she will pass on her acting knowledge to all interested students.

Would you like to participate? The Theater Group is regularly looking for new members. Esther Böhner is looking forward to your registration by e-mail (

Choreography and Dancing Group

UMCH-coreography dancing

The Choreography and Dancing Group at UMCH – like the Theater Group – is led by Stefanie Darnesa, who, in addition to her acting work, has also worked as a dance teacher at the University of Leipzig.

Dancing promotes a sense of community, releases endorphins and challenges the body on all levels. In the lessons with Stefanie Darnesa, students learn choreographies of different dance styles. Previous experience is not necessary – the main goal is to enjoy dancing together.

Each session can be attended by 18 students. Information on participation in the lessons can be obtained via Canvas.

Charity Club

UMCH Charity Club

You want to make a difference in the world and change your environment positively? Make your contribution and do some good together with your fellow students – in the UMCH Charity Club. Here you have the opportunity to create and implement charity events and campaigns on important topics of all kinds.

The registration takes place via Canvas. Recurring dates are also published in Canvas. Individual dates are agreed upon among the participating students.

Soccer Club


Are you passionate about playing soccer? Then join your soccer-loving classmates – in the UMCH Soccer Club.

You would like to register? This is possible via Canvas. Appropriate dates will be arranged among the students. Regular dates will be published in Canvas.

Swimming Club


Swimming is one of the healthiest sports, reduces stress and is ideal for training both stamina and muscles. Everyone who would like to swim a few laps with their fellow students in the evening or on the weekend is welcome at the UMCH Swimming Club!

Would you like to participate? Esther Böhner will be happy to receive your contact details by e-mail ( and connect you with interested students.

Travel Club

UMCH Travel Club

You enjoy getting to know other countries and cultures? Then plan your next city trip or adventure with your fellow students and discover the world together!

You would like to travel along? Then join the UMCH Travel Club and create mutual memories. Tell Esther Böhner your contact details by e-mail ( Now, you can start planning your trip!

Tandem Club

UMCH Tandem Club

Would you like to improve your English, expand your existing German language skills as an international student or immerse yourself in another language? The UMCH Tandem Club is the best way to improve your existing foreign language skills while broadening your own cultural horizon. Here, students can find language companions and support each other in learning together. Each language tandem consists of two people who speak different native languages.

The only requirement for participation is that you have a basic knowledge of the language you wish to learn. Talking about selected topics, practicing vocabulary and grammar, cooking typical national dishes together or watching a film with subtitles – the participants are completely free to organize the tandem meetings as they wish.

Katharina Seydel is in charge of the Tandem Club. Send your contact details by e-mail to and connect with other interested students.

Volleyball Club


You like to hit the ball over the net? Then join forces with fellow students who feel the same way! Whether a volleyball ace or a beginner – in the UMCH Volleyball Club we are always happy to welcome new members who are interested in practicing this exciting sport.

If you would like to join the volleyball club, please contact Esther Böhner by e-mail ( Dates are arranged flexibly among the students.

Foodie Club


Would you like to get to know Hamburg’s restaurant scene in a sociable atmosphere, test the latest streetfood or do you have a secret culinary tip of your own that you would like to pass on? In the Foodie Club you will meet like-minded people whose passion is delicious food from all over the world. Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Indian or fresh North Sea fish – there are no culinary boundaries in the metropolis of Hamburg. Your fellow students are looking forward to having dinner with you! Appropriate dates will be arranged among one another. Please contact Esther Böhner by e-mail (, and she will arrange for you to meet with fellow foodies.

Rugby at the Hamburg Rugby Club

UMCH-Student Club Rugby

Since its foundation in 1950, Hamburger Rugby Club (HRC) has worked its way into the 1st league of the Northeast German rugby division (1st Bundesliga Nord/Ost). Home games and training are played at Rugby-Arena Saarlandstraße in the Stadtpark (main city park) beside the “Freilichtbühne” (open-air concert enclosure). The HRC clubhouse is only a few minutes away at Imstedt 6 in the Barmbek-Süd area of the city. The rugby club is cooperating with UMCH and always looking for enthusiastic new members – among both newcomers and experienced rugby players. If you are interested in learning more about the club and its offers and want to join, please visit the club’s website.

Martial arts and fitness training at the Zahnshin Dojo martial arts school

UMCH-Student Club Kampfsport Zanshin Dojo

Become part of the largest martial arts community in Hamburg – at Zanshin Dojo, located near campus in the Bahrenfeld district. In a unique training atmosphere, more than 500 martial arts classes in 20 different styles are given in 7 halls. In addition to fitness boxing and kickboxing, the martial arts school’s program also includes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Krav Maga courses on a total area of over 2,000 m². In addition, the Zanshin Dojo offers self-defense courses specially geared to women. Those who want to really get their sweat on can do so in the 200 m² modern cross-training hall. For all athletes who are enthusiastic about functional training and Hyrox, no desires remain open here. It also features an extensive strength and cardio area.

UMCH students receive a 10 % discount on the already reduced student fee at the Zanshin Dojo. Additionally, initiation fees are waived for them. Interested students can register by sending an email to or by calling +49 (0) 40 89070352.