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NIT — Northern Institute of Technology Management

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Description of NIT — Northern Institute of Technology Management

  • Founded: in 1998
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Type of institution: private university
  • Total number of students: 70
  • Type of training: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

NIT – Northern Institute of Technology Management, was founded in 1998. It was started by professors from the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) with the support of the Körber Foundation. Initially, the university was called the Northern Technological Institute, but in December 2007, the direction "Management" was added here, and the name was changed to the current one.

Here, engineers from all over the world can significantly improve their skills, learning to work, including as managers - competently and responsibly. Every year the university accepts about 30-35 new students: the total number of students at the same time is about 70 people, a third of them are girls, 2/3 are foreigners. About 30 professors teach at the university (including visiting specialists: Great Britain, Spain, USA), of which about ten are researchers of the "mother" TUHH). The total number of graduates has already exceeded 550 people.

The university's motto is "Be a change", and this fully reflects its modern mission. The purpose of the Institute is to teach specialists to be far-sighted, to use technologies for the benefit of man and the environment, to keep up with sustainable development, to follow a respectful attitude to the whole world.

For students, this is an opportunity to increase their value in the modern professional world, increase competencies, become more flexible, ready to adapt to current digital changes. The university provides an opportunity to conduct master's research in the field of technology management: it can be a Masters degree, an MBA or a double diploma (MBA in NIT + MSC in TUHH). There are functions of individual training, there are short programs of professional certificate and certification (for example, "Innovation Manager").

Programs and prices, tuition fees in NIT — Northern Institute of Technology Management

Program name
All year round
from 23500.00 € / 2 years
from 23500.00 € / 2 years
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

NIT students are offered accommodation in one of 60 apartments, which are located on the upper floors of the same building as the institute itself (this is the TUHH campus in Hamburg, Harburg district). These are well-equipped, furnished apartments (often they are occupied by invited lecturers, teachers, so the quality is obvious) with an average area of 20 sq.m. Each apartment has a private bathroom and a kitchen area.

In common use, students have:

  • Spacious kitchen with a full set of equipment and appliances (dishwasher, refrigerator, stove with oven)
  • Living room for rest and socializing: TV, table football
  • Large balcony on each floor (with the possibility of cooking barbecue!), often even two
  • Music room for entertainment and celebrations, where you can have fun with friends – for example, to celebrate your birthday
  • Laundry.

Minimum rental period — 4 weeks.


  • A strong international alumni community that keeps in touch with both educators and partners.
  • Own booster club CommuNITy eV, supporting the best student projects.
  • Quarterly Hamburg Economic Dialogue (held since 2017). This is a set of events in different places in the format of an open discussion, a forum where students can freely communicate with managers and entrepreneurs. Among the most interesting topics of the past "Dialogues" are blockchain, IT security, 3D printing, industry 4.0
  • The Hauke Trinks Special Award, established in honor of the founder of NIT. Issued since 2018: it can be obtained by any student of the universities of Hamburg who studies in STEM areas and demonstrates outstanding results: final dissertations, scientific curiosity, original interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, etc.
  • More than 20 years of experience is an opportunity to openly discuss the most relevant and unusual ideas, to implement non-standard innovative projects.
  • Constant dialogue with business representatives and entrepreneurs, scientists and scientists.
  • A clear focus on practical training.
  • The Technology Management course is accredited by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) and Deutschen Akkreditierungsrat.

Facilities and equipment at NIT — Northern Institute of Technology Management

NIT – Northern Institute of Technology Management operates on the campus of the Hamburg University of Technology (south of Hamburg, Harburg district). This is a developed part of the city near the Harburg S-Bahn stop. From here in 15-20 minutes you can reach the central city station, the Port of Hamburg.

The building has prepared excellent rooms for classes and lectures, conference rooms (can be rented separately), work areas and offices for independent work, a special room for the development of design thinking. In the foyer hangs a beautiful and valuable painting by Peter Friedl – "Nobody Knows Science".

Admission dates and extra charges

The deadline for applications is July 15.

Already included in the price of programs:

  • Training course: classes, lectures, workshops, language lessons (during the first year)
  • Mentor help
  • TUHH Semester Entrance Fee, Student Union Fee
  • Individual consultations (administration, teachers, curator of the faculty)
  • Study materials, books, textbooks, handouts
  • WiFi, intranet, library pass
  • Free access to the music room, computer lab
  • Student service for foreigners: consultations on obtaining a visa, obtaining medical insurance and a bank account, etc.
  • Orientation service, assistance in compiling the course.

What is paid extra?

  • Entry fee = 150€
  • Accommodation and meals, household expenses
  • Air tickets, transportation costs, transfers
  • Medical insurance.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

How do I prepare to enroll in NIT?

  1. Verify that you meet the entry requirements,
  2. Prepare all documents,
  3. Send the completed application by e-mail (the deadline for admission is from December 1 to July 15),
  4. Wait for a response from the institute,
  5. Interview in person or on Zoom.

What requirements must applicants meet?

  1. Have a bachelor's degree: fields – engineering, natural sciences, information or computer science (IT),
  2. Excellent command of English (Proficiency level)
  3. Professional experience is welcome, but it is not necessary.

What documents does the applicant prepare?

  • Formed application form
  • CV
  • Academic diplomas, certificates (mandatory with transcription)
  • Certificate of English Proficiency
  • Motivation letter
  • If there is – proof of work experience (letter from the employer, etc.)
  • Personal and academic achievements: diplomas, awards, acknowledgements, diplomas, etc.

Scholarships NIT — Northern Institute of Technology Management

NIT and TUHH students are offered a great variety of scholarships, grants and other ways to ease the financial burden of their studies.

Student loans on favorable terms:

  • kfw bank
  • Bildungskredit Bundesverwaltungsamt
  • Sparkasse Harburg-Buxtehude.

Programs "Work + study" (payment of your training by a relevant employer):

  • Work & Study: Master@IBM
  • Work & Study: Master@IBM — DevOps Consulting (m/w/x).

Students of a double degree can apply for an industrial scholarship from the partners of the institute: Procter & Gamble, NXP or ArcelorMittal (each has its own requirements and selection conditions). Applications in this case are submitted as part of the motivation letter. Student fees (300-600 € per semester) are paid by students themselves.

Individual scholarships are awarded by the German government or mission, the Goethe-Institut and other institutions. Options for individual scholarships:

  • Scholarship DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) = 250€/month, given for one year, can be summed up with others.
  • Claussen Simon Foundation.
  • Schotstek (mainly for immigrants).
  • Hemshorn Foundation (students of the Christian faith), different options for remuneration and many others (political, scientific, religious, business).

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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