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Education Support (BAföG)

Contact HFBK

Current Opening Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 10-12 o'clock and 13-15 o'clock and individually by appointment

During opening hours, a table is placed at the glass door in the anteroom to the offices in rooms 01, 04a and 04b or in the door to room 06a as a boundary, so that direct access to the offices is not possible. Visitors* draw attention to themselves with a table bell and are served directly at the table by the staff.

There should be no more than 2-3 waiting visitors* in the corridor on the ground floor of Wartenau. For larger groups the backyard serves as a waiting area.

Students who lack the means to meet their own living costs and education costs have a right to individual student support according to the German federal law for support of education, the BAföG (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz).

BAföG is basically meant for German citizens, but foreign students may be awarded BAföG support if they meet certain criteria (e.g. accepted asylum seekers, foreigners with permanent residency in Germany).

Applications can be made to the BAföG-Amt.

The § 9-certificate which you will need to produce at the BAföG office to prove your enrollment or re-registration at the HFBK will arrive together with the registration documents which we will send after payment of the semester contribution

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.

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.

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?