Studying in the heart of Hamburg

Ideal conditions

UMCH’s campus is situated in Hamburg’s Bahrenfeld neighborhood – 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 transportation, 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 are located in the immediate vicinity of the UMCH campus. In an area of more than 3,000 m², the multifunctional sports facility offers a 25-meter swimming pool (28 °C), a spacious wellness area, three gymnasiums, a spinning room and the TÜV-certified “Studio für gesunde Fitness” fitness center. An extensive program of courses rounds off the package, ranging from tension to relaxation, from classic to dynamic.

VAF offers special conditions to UMCH students for 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 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 free trial session in the course area. Registration is required under +49 (0) 40 89060150 for a cost-free trial in the “Studio für gesunde Fitness“.


Living in Hamburg

UMCH students have the option of taking advantage of comfortable and modernly furnished student apartments.

In cooperation with Uninest, UMCH offers the possibility of living in one of 328 studios. The studios are located in a modern building complex in Hamburg-Wandsbek. All studios are fully furnished – including bathroom and kitchenette. There are also several community rooms with foosball tables, bar and lounge where students can spend their free time.

One of the advantages of THE FIZZ in Altona is the fact that there is a supermarket in the building. In addition, there are several restaurants as well as parks and sports facilities in the vicinity. The building is also equipped with study rooms, a roof terrace and a movie lounge.

The apartments of Urban Living all have their own kitchen and bathroom as well as a balcony or (roof) terrace. In addition, the residence hall has, among other things, an event kitchen, a sports field and a fitness room.

The online accommodation platform HousingAnywhere is also one of UMCH’s partners. There you will receive VIP status as a student of the university, which will increase your chances of finding suitable accommodation many times over.

Here you can find out more about our cooperation partners in the field of housing.