Counselling for international students
For the perfect start in Hamburg

Where can I live in Hamburg? Am I sufficiently insured? Which authorities do I have to register with? We support you as an international student in your start in Hamburg student life.

We are happy to help you

Counselling Centre for Social & International Affairs – BeSI

Due to the pandemic, the counselling centres are currently closed for spontaneous visits. However, we offer consultations by phone, video conference (with appointment), email and – if absolutely necessary – in person (with appointment). Please bring proof that you are either recovered or vaccinated (2G) to your appointment.

+49 / 40 / 419 02 - 155 

+49 / 40 / 419 02 – 6180 

Grindelallee 9
3RD Floor
20146 Hamburg

The mailbox in Grindelallee is accessible throughout.

Postal address
Studierendenwerk Hamburg
Beratungszentrum Soziales & Internationales - BeSI
Postfach 13 01 13
20101 Hamburg

Office hours by telephone
Mon 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tue, Thu 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wed 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.