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All study programmes at Heinrich Heine University

Our study programme overview shows you all the possibilities there are to study at HHU. We offer Bachelor and Master programmes, the German State examination (Staatsexamen) for degrees in Law, Pharmacy and Medicine, and further education programmes. In the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, apart from basic Bachelor degree programmes there are also combined Bachelor programmes (with a so-called major and a minor subject). Here you can find a short overview of all Bachelor programmes. Further information can be found in the descriptions of the individual study programmes.

Language requirements
Most of our programmes are taught in German. Even the programmes that are taught in English do in many cases require a certain knowledge of the German language. Please check undefinedhere which language certificates are accepted.

At HHU, the following programmes are taught in English:

Application processes
The column “Application” shows you the application process which applies for you:

  • Unrestricted admission (zulassungsfrei - open local enrolment),
  • Nationwide restricted admission (nationwide NC - numerus clausus),
  • Local restricted admission (local NC - numerus clausus) or
  • Aptitude assessment (Master degree courses with local admission examination).

Please note that other procedures apply for

Counselling and contact
Do you have further questions on application and enrolment or require personal counselling? Please find more information undefinedhere.


Bachelor, Master, and State Examination

Study programme Degree Application
Yiddish Studies Master of Arts Aptitude assessment
Ancient Culture Bachelor of Arts/Minor Unrestricted admision
Art History Bachelor of Arts/Major
Bachelor of Arts/Minor
Master of Arts
Local admission restrictions
Local admission restrictions
Aptitude assessment
Art Mediation and Cultural Management Master of Arts Local admission restrictions
Biochemistry Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Local admission restrictions
Aptitude assessment
Biology Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Local admission restrictions
Aptitude assessment
Biology International Master of Science Aptitude assessment
Business Administration Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Local admission restrictions
Aptitude assessment
Business Chemistry Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Local admission restrictions
Aptitude assessment
Chemistry Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Unrestricted admission
Aptitude assessment
Communication and media studies Bachelor of Arts/Minor Local admission restrictions
Comparative Studies in English and American Language, Literature and Culture Master of Arts Aptitude assessment
Computer Linguistics Bachelor of Arts Unrestricted admission
Computer Science Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Unrestricted admission
Aptitude assessment
Cultural and Social Science Research of Japan Master of Arts Aptitude assessment
Dentistry State Examination Nationwide admission restrictions
Economics Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Local admission restrictions
Aptitude assessment
English and American Studies Bachelor of Arts/Major
Bachelor of Arts/Minor
Local admission restrictions
Unrestricted admission
European Studies Master Programme Aptitude assessment
Financial and Actuarial Mathematics Bachelor of Science Local admission restrictions
German Languages and Literatures Bachelor of Arts/Major
Bachelor of Arts/Minor
Master of Arts
Local admission restrictions
Unrestricted admission
Aptitude assessment
History Bachelor of Arts/Major
Bachelor of Arts/Minor
Master of Arts
Unrestricted admission
Unrestricted admission
Aptitude assessment
Information Science Bachelor of Arts/Minor Unrestricted admission
Information Science and Language Technology Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Unrestricted admission
Aptitude assessment
Italian: Language, Media, Translation Master of Arts Aptitude assessment
Japanese Studies Bachelor of Arts/Major
Bachelor of Arts/Minor
Master of Arts
Local admission restrictions
Unrestricted admission
Aptitude assessment
Jewish Studies Bachelor of Arts/Major
Bachelor of Arts/Minor
Master of Arts
Unrestricted admission
Unrestricted admission
Aptitude assessment
Law (Jurisprudence) State Examination Local admission restrictions
Linguistics Bachelor of Arts/Minor Local admission restrictions
Linguistics (integrative) Bachelor of Arts Local admission restrictions
Linguistics Master of Arts Aptitude assessment
Literary Translation Master of Arts Aptitude assessment
Mathematics and Applied Fields Bachelor of Science Unrestricted admission
Mathematics Master of Science Aptitude assessment
Media and Culture Studies Bachelor of Arts Local admission restrictions
Media Culture Analysis Master of Arts Aptitude assessment
Media Culture Analysis / Analyse des Pratiques Culturelles Master of Arts Aptitude assessment
Medical Physics Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Local admission restrictions
Aptitude assessment
Medicine State Examination Nationwide admission restrictions
Musicology Bachelor of Arts/Minor Unrestricted admission
Pharmacy State Examination Nationwide admission restrictions
Philosophy Bachelor of Arts/Major
Bachelor of Arts/Minor
Master of Arts
Unrestricted admission
Unrestricted admission
Aptitude assessment
Physics Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Unrestricted admission
Aptitude assessment
Political Communication Master of Arts Aptitude assessment
Political Economy Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Local admission restrictions
Aptitude assessment
Political Science Bachelor of Arts/Minor Local admission restrictions
Psychology Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Local admission restrictions
Aptitude assessment
Romance Languages and Literatures Bachelor of Arts/Major
Bachelor of Arts/Minor
Unrestricted admission
Unrestricted admission
Romance Studies: Cultural Contacts and Communication Master of Arts Aptitude assessment
Social Sciences – Media, Politics, Society Bachelor of Arts Local admission restrictions
Social Sciences – Social Structures and Democratic Governance Master of Arts Aptitude assessment
Sociology Bachelor of Arts/Minor Local admission restrictions
Toxicology Master of Science Aptitude assessment
Translational Neuroscience Master of Science Aptitude assessment
Yiddish Culture, Language and Literature Bachelor of Arts/Minor Unrestricted admission

Further education

Study programme Degree Application
Endodontology Master of Science Aptitude assessment
Intellectual Property Law Master of Laws Aptitude assessment
Information Law Master of Laws Aptitude assessment
Medical Law Master of Law Aptitude assessment
Public Health Master of Science Aptitude assessment
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