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Getting Started - Information for new International Students

Dear new international students,

we are delighted to welcome you as a new international student to the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf! At the very beginning of your study at the HHU you are invited to take part in activities and meet new friends as a part of your welcome experience. 

FEEL AT HOME” welcome programme at the HHU
So that you feel at home with us, we want to answer as many
of your questions as possible beforehand with our new “FEEL AT HOME” welcome programme. As a new student from abroad,
you will receive regular information by email on how to prepare
efficiently for your studies and stay at HHU from the day of your
admission onwards. Simply send us your email address so that
we can already start to send you information regularly before
you arrive, for example on visas, health insurance, accommodation,
how to organise your studies or recreational activities.
If you have any specific questions, please simply send us an
In addition, on one of your first weekends in Düsseldorf there
will be an extensive programme where you can get to know your
future home city and make lots of new contacts.


  • Please send us an undefinedE-Mail with the following information: name, country, subject of study, BA or MA

HHU Buddy Programme “Mate-For-You”
In our Buddy Programme, we “match” new international students to local students with similar interests. Your “buddy” will help you settle in - at university, in Duesseldorf and German culture. In events and monthly meetings you will find friends from all over the world.

Welcome Guide “FEEL AT HOME”
Our Welcome Guide covers all you need to know before and after your arrival to “feel at home” right from the start: from visa, health insurance and formalities to  organising your studies, leisure and working as a student.

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