Visiting scholar program
The Faculty of Law welcomes visiting scholars from abroad who want to spend a limited period of time at Universität Hamburg to pursue their research.
The visiting scholar program applies to professors, postdocs and PhD students who are affiliated to a scientific institution outside Germany.
Visiting scholars are provided with full access to the library resources including e-resources of Universität Hamburg and with a working space in the Faculty. They are invited to take part in the Faculty life.
Please note that the visiting scholar program is not applicable to international students (Bachelor, Master and similar). Students who are interested to spend a limited period of time at the Faculty of Law find further information here.
Please note that admission as a visiting scholar requires the sponsorship of a faculty member. who agrees to be the academic host. A complete list of professors, professors emeritus, and junior-professors of the Faculty of Law can be found here. If necessary, the International Office assists with finding a suitable academic host.
The International Office in the Faculty of Law is the first point of contact for those interested in carrying out research in Hamburg and provides services for visiting scholars. It assists, inter alia, with the issuing of invitation letters (for visas and scholarships), information on finding near-campus accomodation and the organisation in the Faculty (such as workspace, access to the libraries and the internet).
The contact person in the International Office is:
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and individual appointments
Inquiries and applications concerning research stays at the Faculty of Law may be submitted at any time. Requests should be sent by email to paulina.maria.schiefelbein"AT"uni-hamburg.de and should include the following information:
- name and contact details,
- information on time, duration and content (research project) of the planned stay (maximum 1 page),
- a curriculum vitae with a list of publications,
- name of academic host in the Faculty of Law.
Please note that the Faculty of Law cannot provide financial support to visiting scholars. External funding (including for postdocs and PhD students) may be available from the following institutions:
For senior and very distinguished professors there are up to two Magdalene Schoch Fellowships available each year.
Prospective visiting scholars are advised to ensure the following issues are clarified before their arrival in Germany:
- Visa (country-specific information is available from the German Foreign Office),
- Health insurance,
- Accommodation (the International Office can recommend near-campus accommodation).