Studying in the heart of Hamburg

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UMCH’s campus is situated in Hamburg’s Bahrenfeld area – also known as Science City. Bahrenfeld, which belongs to the Altona district, is one of the most attractive educational centers in Germany. It is easily accessible by car and public transport, one of the greenest districts of Hamburg and offers a high-quality living environment.


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Only those who keep themselves physically fit can achieve full performance in their studies and later in their working lives and deliver a top performance. Therefore, the curriculum includes compulsory sports lessons that take place at a cooperating modern sports complex which is located in the immediate vicinity of the campus in Hamburg. Those sports lessons are free of charge for UMCH students.

The association Aktive Freizeit e. V. (VAF) and its accompanying recreational sports facility is situated in the immediate vicinity of the UMCH campus. On an area of more than 3,000 square meters, the multifunctional sports facility offers a 25-m swimming pool (28 °C), a spacious wellness area, 3 gymnasiums, a spinning room and the TÜV-certified fitness center “Studio für gesunde Fitness”. An extensive program of courses rounds off the package. It ranges from tension to relaxation, from classic to dynamic.

VAF offers special conditions to UMCH students on the use of its recreational sports facility. Our students do not have to pay registration fees and receive a 10% discount on membership and course fees. This regulation does not apply to special offers.

The following memberships are possible: fitness studio incl. use of swimming pool and sauna, only use of swimming pool, only fitness center subscription with 60 courses.

Students need to register directly at VAF with their UMCH student card. Interested students can take part in a tentative trial lesson in the course area. For a free trial training in the “Studio für gesunde Fitness” a registration under +49 (0) 40 89060150 is necessary.



UMCH students have the option of taking advantage of comfortable and modern student apartments in Hamburg-Wandsbek. In cooperation with Uninest Student Residences, UMCH offers the possibility of living in one of 328 studios at the “Navale” location. The studios are located in a modern building complex only 100 metres from the Wandsbeker Chaussee train and underground station. A large shopping center is just a short walk away. All studios are fully furnished – including bathroom and kitchenette. There are also several common rooms with soccer tables, bar, and lounge where students can enjoy their free time. Further information about the student apartments can be found here.