Application as a foreign student

 

Change of the application process for the summer term 2018 for the study programs of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and business administration

 

Starting in the summer term 2018 when applying for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and business administration, it is obligatory to hand in a preliminary check documentation (VPD) issued by uni-assist. This document has to be handed in together with the application form "Application for a university place for a foreign student", as well as an approved language certificate (for example a DSH-2-certificate).

In order to obtain a preliminary check documentation (VPD) the local educational certificates have to be verified by uni-assist. Please contact www.uni-assist.de timely (approximately 8 weeks before the university's application deadline).

After obtaining the preliminary check documentation, please send it together with the application form "Application for a university place for a foreign student" and an approved language certificate in certified copy to Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. The deadlines are the 15th of January (application for the summer term) or the 15th of July (application for the winter term).

Thus, the local educational certificates do not have to be submitted when applying to Heinrich-Heine-University anymore.

undefinedApplication form for a university place as a foreign student (all subjects except the psychology master's program)

The application deadlines for programs with general (NC) or local (ONC) admission restrictions are January 15th for the summer semester or July 15th for the winter semester. The application deadlines for programs with free admission are end of the first week of April for the summer semester and end of the first week of October for the winter semester.

Please send your complete set of application documents to:

Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
Studierenden- und Prüfungsverwaltung
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf

Please only submit fully completed and signed application forms and do not send us your application until you can include all necessary documents. All documents must be undefinedofficial, certified copies. Documents handed in later cannot be sorted properly and will therefore not be considered.

Please check if you have a university erntrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung) for German universities before you submit your application. For further informationundefined visit the platform anabin

Which documents have to be submitted?

Apart from the fully completed and signed application form, the following must be submitted:

When applying for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and business administration:

Only the preliminary check documentation issued by uni-assist (see above) and an approved language certificate in certified copy have to be submitted when applying to Heinrich-Heine-University. Thus, local educational certificates do not have to be handed in anymore.

All other programs:

  • School-leaving certificates (official, certified copies in the original language and in German, translated by a sworn translator; English and French certificates do not need to be translated)
  • Proof of previous study credits (official, certified copies in the original language and in German, translated by a sworn translator; English and French certificates do not need to be translated)
  • If you have attended a Studienkolleg in Germany, please submit an official, certified copy of the certificate proving that you have passed the university entrance assessment test, and showing the subjects studied and the grades received.
  • Official, certified copy of the DSH (2 or 3) certificate (= German language university entrance exam for foreign students) or undefineda comparable language proficiency certificate
  • If you have changed your name (e.g. through marriage), please submit an official, certified copy of the marriage certificate or other appropriate proof.
  • If you have already begun studying in Germany, please submit the current certificate of enrolment (= Studienbescheinigung), showing subject(s) studied, intended degree and number of semesters studied.
  • Master’s programme: Please submit the “Nachweis der besonderen Eignung” (proof of aptitude), which you can apply for to the respective faculty.
  • Doctorate: If you are planning to study for a doctorate degree, you need the dean’s permission and a letter confirming academic supervision by your supervisor.
Special cases
China
  • Applicants from the People's Republic of China must submit the original Zertifikat der Akademischen Prüfstelle (APS) from the German Embassy in Beijing:
  • Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
    Kulturreferat, Akademische Prüfstelle
    Landmark Tower 2, Office 03118
    8, Dongsanhuan Beilu
    Chaoyang District, 100004 Beijing, VR China
    Telefon: 0086-10-6590-7138 oder -7141, (Mo. bis Do. 13.00 - 17.00 Uhr chinesischer Zeit)
    Fax: 0086-10-6590-0051,
    E-mail: kuaps(at)163bj.com
Mongolei
  • Applicants from Mongolia require the original registration from the German Embassy in Ulan Bator.
Vietnam
  • Applicants from Vietnam must submit the original Zertifikat der Akademischen Prüfstelle (APS) from the German Embassy in Hanoi.
The Preliminary Check Documentation

If you need a confirmation of your university entrance qualification (e.g. in order to extend your visa or in case you do not have a proof of German language skills, yet) prior to your application, you will have the possibility to get your foreign certificates checked for a fee via undefineduni-assist (www.uni-assist.de).

Cofirmation of receipt
  • In case you need a confirmation of receipt of your application documents (e.g. for requesting a student applicant visa), please enclose a postcard according to the undefinedinstructions on our websites.

Contact

Registrar's and Examinations Office

Universitätsstr. 1
Building: 21.02 (SSC)
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 81-12345
Fax +49 211 81-12251

Information on study options for refugees at HHU

Website with all informations can be found
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