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Registration for summer semester

(Date: April 3, 2020)

Due to the current events we extend the re-registration deadline for the summer semester 2020
until May 15, 2020.

Please transfer your semester fee within the extended re-registration period. More information you can find here.

Students, which have not been able to pay the semester fee so far, have time until 15 July 2020 to do so. You should nevertheless receive your semester documents immediately. To do so, please send an e-mail with the following content to hfbk-studverw@hfbk.hamburg.de. The semester documents for the summer semester 2020 will then be sent to you (approx. 8-10 days after receipt of the e-mail) will be sent to the address you specified.:

  • Name, First Name
    Registration number
    present address

    I take advantage of the postponement of the obligation to pay the semester fee for the summer semester 2020. I undertake to pay the semester fee of €328.80 by 15 July 2020 to the account at

    Deutsche Bundesbank
    Beneficiary: HFBK Hamburg
    IBAN: EN51 2000 0000 0020 1015 46
    BIC: MARKDEF1200
    Amount: 328,80
    Reason for payment: Semester fee SoSe 2020, matriculation number

Students studying to become a teacher should send a semester certificate from the University of Hamburg for the summer semester 2020 to: hfbk-studverw@hfbk.hamburg.de.

Within 10-14 days you will receive your semester documents by mail.

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show took place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students showed their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation.

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

New articles at rhizome.hfbk.net

rhizome.hfbk.net is the social network of the HFBK. It opens a digital forum for exchange and discussion in which students, teachers, guest authors, art critics and the interested public provide a wide range of content and perspectives.

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?

Annual Exhibition 2020 at the HFBK

The HFBK’s traditional annual exhibition („Jahresausstellung“) opens in February every year. For three days the students – from first-years to post-graduates – present a broad spectrum of their current work and projects from all the different departments. All classrooms, studios and halls in the building are used. Interested visitors are cordially invited to gain an impression of the art currently being created at the HFBK.