A good education is worth investing in. You will derive a lifetime’s benefit from the NIT’s excellent management education for engineers. Through close affiliation with companies that cooperate with the NIT, students and alumni are offered exciting challenges for business life. You will get to know potential employers on a three-month internship and at other events. And the alumni network provides interesting business contacts and professional exchange all over the world.


The program costs amount to EUR 22,000 in all (EUR 5,500 per semester), consisting of:

  • Tuition for all NIT courses and workshops according to the curriculum, fees for the language classes offered via the NIT during the first year and the NIT’s host and tutor program
    (EUR 19,600 in all or EUR 4,900 per semester)
  • The TUHH semester enrollment fee, student union contribution and semester ticket
    (EUR 300 per semester) for 4 semesters, paid directly to the TUHH by the NIT
  • The NIT’s administrative fee
    (EUR 1,200 in all or EUR 300 per semester)

 The tuition fee at the NIT includes:

  • Tuition fees for the NIT and the TUHH
  • Individual consulting by faculty and administration
  • Participation in network events
  • Support by tutors and teaching assistants 
  • Course material and handouts included
  • Wi-Fi, intranet, library card
  • Semester ticket for public transport
  • Free access to the PC room and music room
  • For international students:
    • Student service, e.g. help with visas, health insurance, and tips on banking and personal matters
    • Program service, such as help with orientation, planning of study course, support with the master’s thesis provided by tutors
    • Host program

The following costs are not included:

  • Living expenses (food, clothes, and other everyday commodities)
  • Costs for accommodation in Hamburg (campus accommodation at NIT available)
  • Travel to and back from Hamburg
  • Health insurance



Please, have a look at this overview of student loans available in Germany. At the NIT, we collaborate closely with:

  • kfw bank,
    which offers student loans to German and, subject to certain conditions, international NIT students.
  • Sparkasse Harburg-Buxtehude,
    which offers student loans exclusively to international NIT students.

You may also wish to contact a bank in your home country to inquire about the option of a student loan.

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Particularly outstanding applicants can apply for a scholarship. A number of NIT partner companies offer industry scholarships and after an intensive selection procedure pay the tuition fees for double-degree master’s students. The companies include Procter & Gamble, NXP, and ArcelorMittal to name a few. If you would like to apply for a scholarship please study the requirements of the company in question carefully.

For further information, full scholarship covers all NIT tuition fees for the management program and the intensive German language course in Hamburg. Administration fees are not included, so students have to pay EUR 600 per semester (TUHH semester enrolment fee + NIT administrative fee) individually. Apply directly via the NIT in connection with your statement of purpose.


Most NIT students who are already in employment and are studying part-time pay the tuition fees themselves or receive a grant from their employer.

Support from your employer:
We encourage you to talk to your employer about your plans to study at NIT. Many companies support their employees in financing their further education.

Special funding programs:
In addition, we would like to draw your attention to two funding programs:

  • Master@IBM
    This program addresses ambitious Bachelor’s graduates who want to start their career and qualify at the same time for leading and expert positions.
  • VDI nachrichten scholarship
    The NIT and VDI nachrichten award a partial scholarship worth EUR 7,000 for the MBA program at the NIT. 


Furthermore, we encourage you to look into applying for individual scholarships besides the industrial tuition scholarships offered directly through the NIT. Various foundations offer grants to talented students – in your home country as well as in Germany. Have a look at the DAAD scholarship database and the institutions listed below.

For further scholarships to cover personal living expenses you may also contact:

  • Your local office of the DAAD
  • The German embassy
  • The Goethe Institute in your country
  • Hemshorn-Stiftung
  • Other German funding institutions
Studenten auf dem NIT Campus


The NIT in cooperation with the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) may award a limited number of Cost of Living Allowances to outstanding international students without industrial tuition scholarships or other scholarships towards their cost of living. Such an allowance covers 250€ and is granted for one year.


We would like to highlight the close relationship between the NIT and the Claussen Simon Foundation. The foundation awards scholarships to talented young students with an outstanding academic performance who wish to devote themselves with great commitment to their upcoming master’s program. The scholarships are awarded for studies of all disciplines at German universities.


Schotstek is concerned with equal opportunities, the realization of all potentials, connecting top immigrant offspring with companies, and the collaborative growth of an urban society. It encourages ambitious young migrants to seek opportunity. The Schotstek Scholarship offers scholarship holders personal access to persons, institutions, and events that might otherwise remain closed off.


The Hemshorn Foundation awards scholarships to young people with a Christian background to help them develop their full potential. The scholarship aims to promote those with a special talent or high motivation. Support can come in various forms such as grants to cover study costs, participation fees for specialist courses, and subsidies for teaching materials.

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