Exchange students | visiting students



Prospective exchange and visiting students

We are very pleased that you are interested in a study visit / student exchange at Heinrich Heine University (HHU) Duesseldorf.

The basic prerequisite for you to become an exchange student is that a cooperation agreement exists between your home university and HHU which includes student mobility.

Students whose home universities have not established a partnership with HHU can spend a period of their studies at HHU

Prospective Erasmus students
  • Please check whether your home university is an Erasmus partner university of Heinrich Heine University (only in German): map of partner institutions for studies abroad
  • If your home university is an ERASMUS partner of HHU, contact the ERASMUS person in charge at your home university and apply for a nomination as ERASMUS student at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
  • Please note: Upon application at HHU as Erasmus exchange student you will need to provide evidence on German language proficiency on level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

    For the M.Sc. course in Physics, which is taught in English, a certificate on German language knowledge is not required.

  • For further information on the ERASMUS programme, its terms and conditions, please check the websites of the European Commission - just click on the logo below:

Having been nominated by your home university, please apply via our online application form. The process has been optimized to work with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 or higher and Firefox 5 or higher. We cannot guarantee that it will funktion correctly with other browsers.

Please fill out the online application form carefully, print the completed application form, sign it and have your ERASMUS coordinator sign it. Then, please enclose the following documents:

  • a copy of an up-to-date Transcript of Records
  • a copy of your german language certificate on level B1 or higher (applicants for the study field "Biologie": B2).
  • a copy of your english language certificate on level B1 or higher, if you have.

Finally, please send all documents as pdf-file to the International Office (undefinedMs. Lent-Öztürk).

Attention: You need to submit your language certificate until the deadline for application. We will not accept copies of language certicates sending after the application deadlines!

Application deadlines:

  • For a stay in summer term: Please apply until January 15th.
  • For a stay in winter term: Please apply until July 15th.

Please inform the International Office if you plan to arrive later than at the beginning of the semester (1st of October/1st of April). Enrolling during the semester is possible.

The full semester fee (social contribution) is due upon enrolment.

Prospective exchange students from partner universities

Provided that a cooperation agreement (other than Erasmus) exists between your home university and HHU, you can apply for a study stay at HHU at the International Office of your home university.

  • Your home university may nominate students for an exchange twice a year (until April 15th or November 15th resp.).
  • Exchange students will need to obtain a letter of acceptance from a supervisor at HHU (full-time lecturer), if possible even before their nomination.
  • For Bachelor and Master students as well as doctoral researchers from partner universities (other than Erasmus agreements), Heinrich Heine University (HHU) offers scholarships for student exchanges or research stays at HHU. Partner universities can propose students for an HHU Exchange Scholarship.
  • As a student from a partner university (cooperations other than Erasmus agreements) you can also be nominated for a scholarship for a summer course (intensive German course) at HHU. Please contact the International Office of your home university to apply. The course duration is four weeks; the scholarship includes the course fees and a contribution to living expenses.
Students holding a scholarship

If you hold a scholarship for a limited study stay (i.e. not seeking a degree at Heinrich Heine University), please apply via the International Office. Please complete the online application form, sign the printed application form and enclose the following documents:

  • a copy of your higher education qualification (school-leaving certificate),
  • an up-to-date Transcript of Records,
  • the letter of acceptance / grant letter for the scholarship,
  • a letter of acceptance from your supervisor at HHU (full-time lecturer).

 

The application has been optimized to work with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 or higher and Firefox 5 or higher. We cannot guarantee that it will function correctly with other browsers.

Please merge all documents to a pdf-file and send it via email to undefinedMs. Lent-Öztürk.

If you hold a scholarship for a complete study programme (i.e. seeking a degree at Heinrich Heine University), please apply for admission via the Registrar's Office (Studierenden- und Prüfungsverwaltung): undefinedNew at HHU.

Stay as a freemover

If your home univerisity is no partner university of the HHU and you want to study at the HHU for a limited time without any other program or scholarship, you can apply as a guest auditor and apply for enrollment.

Please note:

  • As guest auditor you will generally be able to attend lectures, but you will not be eligible to taking exams.
  • Some courses may have special prerequisites for participation. The decision on admission to these courses is up to the lecturers. Please contact the respective lecturer to find out whether it is possible to participate.
 


Information and support for exchange students

Lectures / Course offer
  • The HHU offers lectures, seminars and courses taught in foreign languages: Please have a look at the electronic course catalogue . Please select a foreign languages as search criteria (german: Suchkriterium).
Language Course "English for ERASMUS-Students"
  • The Language Centre (in cooperation with the International Office) has established an English language course for incomings students of Erasmus- and other partner universities. It will take place in the upcoming summer term 2017. Further information concerning the evaluation test, registration etc. will be available here (see page 2 for the English version).

Information for Erasmus students
ERASMUS Student Network (ESN)
  • The ERASMUS Student Network Düsseldorf offers a mentoring programme for Erasmus students at HHU - nominated students will receive further information by Monika Lent-Öztürk.
  • Furthermore, ESN organizes events, regular meetings, and other cultural and leisure activities.
German language course for ERASMUS students
  • The Centre for German as a Foreign language (Studiengebiet Deutsch als Fremdsprache) offers  Erasmus students a 2-week German course before the semester starts. Nominated Erasmus students will receive information on the course in due time via email.
Lectures / Course offer
  • The Department of English and American Studies offers courses taught in English especially for ERASMUS students: Overview
  • The HHU offers lectures, seminars and courses taught in foreign languages: Please have a look at the electronic course catalogue and follow these instructions (pdf).
  • With questions on the course offer or individual lectures, please contact the Erasmus coordinator (pdf) of the respective faculty/department.
Learning Agreement and Transcipt of Records
  • Contact persons for Learning Agreements and Transcipts of Records are the departmental Erasmus coordinators of the respective faculty / department: Erasmus-Beauftragte (pdf).
Further questions
  • Answers to frequently asked questions on your stay as Erasmus student at HHU can be found in our FAQ.
Information for exchange students from partner universities
  • Please note that you will need to obtain a letter of acceptance by a supervisor at HHU prior to your stay (to be submitted, if possible, already along with your nomination). Your supervisor needs to be a full-time lecturer/researcher at an appropriate faculty/department of HHU (in case of cooperation agreements on faculty/department level: only of the respective faculty/department).
  • Special German language courses are offered for exchange students from partner universities. Nominated students will receive detailed information on the course in due time before their stay.
  • You can participate in our buddy programme "Mate-for-you".


Reports

Below you will find the reports of former exchange students / visiting students who spent one or two semesters at HHU and share their personal experience:





Heimatland
Country of origin

Heimatuniversität
Home university

Studienfach
Discipline

Semester
Term

Programm
Programme

Bericht
Report

C

VR China

Chonqing University

German Studies

Winter '14/15

Exchange

PDF

VR China

Chonqing University

German Studies

Winter '14/15

Exchange

PDF

VR China

Chonqing University

German Studies

Winter

16/17

Exchange

PDF

VR China

Chonqing University

German Studies

Winter '15/16

Exchange

PDF

Czech Republic

Charles University Prague

Medicine

Summer '14

Erasmus

PDF

Czech Republic

Charles University Prague

Social Science

WS 16/17

Erasmus

PDF

F

France

University of Straßbourg

German Studies

WS 16/27

Erasmus

PDF

France

University of Luxembourg

German Studies

WS 16/17

Erasmus

PDF

France

University of Luxembourg

German Studies

Winter '15/16

Erasmus

PDF

France

University of Nantes

German Studies

SoSe 2017

Erasmus

PDF

France

University of Nantes

German Studies

SoSe 2017

Erasmus

PDF

G

Great Britain

 

Aberystwyth University

German Studies

 

Summer '14

 

 

Erasmus

 

PDF

 

Great Britain

Reading University

German Studies

Winter 15/16

Erasmus

PDF

Greece

University of Tessalonik

German Studies

WS 16/17

Erasmus

PDF

Greece

Arestotelis Universtiy

German Studies

Summer '14

Erasmus

PDF

I

India

Mumbai University

Comparative Studies in English and American Language, Literature and Culture

Winter '15/16

Exchange

PDF

India

Mumbai University

Comparative Studies in English and American Language, Literature and Culture 

Summer '16

Exchange

PDF

Italy

University of Udine

Medicine

Winter '14/15

Erasmus

PDF

Italy

University of Palermo

Romance Languages and Literatures

Winter 14/15

Erasmus

PDF

Italy

University of Modena

Romance Languages and Literatures

WS 16/17

Erasmus

PDF

Italy

University of Turin

Romance Languages and Literatures

WS 16/17

Erasmus

PDF

Italy

University of Bari

German Studies

SoSe 2017

Erasmus

PDF

Italy

University of Milano

Social Sciences

SoSe 2017

Erasmus

PDF

J

Japan

Nanzan University

Modern Japan

WS 16/17

Exchange

PDF

P

Poland

Politechnika Koszalinska

Medicine

Summer `14

Erasmus

PDF

Poland

University of Posen

German Studies

Winter 15/16

Erasmus

PDF

Portugal

University of Lisboa

Social Sciences

SoSe 2017

Erasmus

PDF

T

Turkey

Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Sivas

German Studies

Winter 15/16

Erasmus

PDF

Turkey

Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Sivas

German Studies

Winter 12/13

Erasmus

PDF

Turkey

Ankara Üniversitesi

German Studies

Winter 13/14

Erasmus

PDF

Turkey

Hacettepe Ünversitesi

 

 

 

Medicine

Winter 14/15

 

Erasmus

 PDF

Turkey

 

 

Ege Üniversitesi

 

Social Sciences

 

 

Winter 15/16

 

 

Erasmus

 

 

 

PDF

 

Turkey

Ege Üniversitesi

Social Sciences

WS 16/17

Erasmus

PDF

Turkey

Üsküdar Üniversitesi

Psychology

Summer 16

Erasmus

PDF

S

Slovakia

Comenius University Bratislava

Medicine

WS 16/17

Erasmus

PDF

Slowenia

University of Ljubjana

Medicine

WS 16/17

Erasmus

PDF


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Information for partner universities

  • Factsheet

    Please find below the factsheet of Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf (English) containing essential information for (potential) partner institutions: ⇒ HHU factsheet (pdf)

Nomination of students for a study stay at HHU

Students from partner universities can be nominated for a study stay at HHU twice a year.
Please mind the following deadlines for submitting nominations:

  • April 15th (for a stay in winter semester)
  • November 15th (for a stay in summer semester)
Erasmus partner universities

Nominating students for a study stay at HHU

Partner universities (except Erasmus)
  • Please send the list of nominated candidates by email to Ms. Lent-Öztürk: undefinedexchange-students(at)hhu.de.
  • Please note that prospective exchange students will need to obtain a letter of acceptance by a supervisor at HHU, if possible prior to their nomination. The supervisor needs to be a full-time lecturer/researcher at an appropriate faculty/department of HHU (in case of cooperation agreements on faculty/department level: only of the respective partner faculty/department). The letter of acceptance must be submitted along with the application at HHU at the latest.

  • For Bachelor and Master students as well as doctoral researchers from  (other than Erasmus), Heinrich Heine University offers HHU Exchange Scholarships for their stay at HHU. Partner universities can propose students for these scholarships along with the nomination.
  • Partner universities can nominate students for a summer course scholarship (intensive German language course) at HHU. The summer course can be combined with an ensuing study stay.
    The course duration is four weeks; the scholarship includes the course fees and a contribution to living expenses.

Video: 25 years ERASMUS

25 years ERASMUS - A song about life as ERASMUS student in Duesseldorf of singer / songwriter "Freeze4U".

A song about life as ERASMUS student in Duesseldorf of singer / songwriter “Freeze4U”.

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Exchange students
Scholarship holders

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