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Founded in 1972, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität (Helmut Schmidt University) is a for-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Hamburg (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung, Hamburg (Authority for Science, Research and Equality of Hamburg), Helmut-Schmidt-Universität (HSU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational German higher education institution. Helmut-Schmidt-Universität (HSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 48 years old German higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. HSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name Helmut Schmidt University
Acronym HSU
Founded 1972

University Location

Address Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg
Tel +49 (40) 6541 1
Fax +49 (40) 6541 2869

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Not reported
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Holstenhofweg 85
Hamburg 22043

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 900-999
Control Type Public
Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Helmut-Schmidt-Universität's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung, Hamburg

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Akkreditierungs-, Certifizierungs- und Qualitätssicherungs-Institut – ACQUIN

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Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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