Your Successful Start in Integrated Climate System Sciences

Our SICSS Office team will gladly support you with both, a comprehensive and useful “welcome service”.

"Welcome to SICSS! We are well equipped to support you in all matters concerning visa, travel and accommodations, all geared  towards ensuring your smooth and successful start in Hamburg. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or just drop by at my office." Katja Grannis, MSc coordination, room 1008 at Grindelberg 7.

The detailed Information for Incoming SICSS Students will help you organize your stay in Hamburg.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Hamburg!

Your personal buddy

As an incoming MSc student you will receive support from a personal buddy, one of our MSc students. This personal buddy will accompany you from the start of your travel and study planning to your arrival and during your first days in Hamburg.

Orientation week

SICSS offers an orientation week for new MSc students right at the start of the study program. You will get to know your fellow students and all the details about your study program and your study environment.
Click here for the schedule of the orientation week 2017.

Some second-year students will also participate in the orientation week activities intended to ease your transition.

Welcome to Universität Hamburg

Universität Hamburg organizes an International Welcome Week for incoming students with a lot of practical information about language learning, university sports and guided campus and city tours.

Just check out the PIASTA website and the Department of International Affairs website to find out more about life as an international student in one of the most beautiful cities in Germany!

Your Study environment

Individual study advice, a low student-to-teacher ratio and access to computer-equipped student rooms provide an excellent study environment.

As a student at SICSS, you will obtain a library card and have free access to:

Find out more about the research infrastructure Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) of Universität Hamburg.

Find more information about the SICSS Lecturers.

Funding options at Universität Hamburg

Universität Hamburg offers funding for international students.

Starting with their second year of a MSc program students can apply for Merit Fellowship for International Students.

Students with a low monthly income can also apply for Degree Completion Grants for International Students and receive funding for up to four months.

Students enrolled at Universität Hamburg can also apply for the Hamburglobal scholarship program, available for students wishing to go abroad (for internships, summer schools and conferences, language courses, study abroad or thesis preparation).

Companies, associations, foundations, and private patrons can now support talented students at Universität Hamburg with the Germany Scholarship.

Find more funding options

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