• Elective "Medical care for refugees"

The AG Flüchtlingshilfe, the working group refugee aid of the Department of Medicine’s student committee at HHU, is a group of medical students with the aim to improve the medical care situation of refugees. Here you can find an outline of their project.

As part of the Studium Universale offered at HHU students can choose the elective "Medical Care for Refugees"more information.
In order to help overcome the language barrier that many refugees experience a regional database of interpreters is currently being set up. If you are interested in working as a translator/interpreter, or if you have questions concerning this elective, please send us an email.

The AG Flüchtlingshilfe is always happy to welcome new volunteers to their meetings which usually take place every Thursday at 5pm at the Fachschaftsraum (meeting room of the departmental student committee) located at the O.A.S.E. building. To find out more about the project, please send us an email.

  • Refugee Law Clinic Düsseldorf offers open consultation hours

The open consultation hours are every

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6pm-7.30pm at the Welcome Center close to Düsseldorf main station (Heinz-Schmöle-Str. 7, 40227 Düsseldorf).

The Refugee Law Clinic Düsseldorf (RLCD) was established in 2016 by a group of university students and other dedicated persons at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. It offers free legal advice to refugees and asylum seekers and is supported by Studium Universale at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. In lectures as well as practical seminars, the student counsellors learn about asylum, migration and residence laws and are always kept up to date with any new developments. They work together with trained lawyers who specialise in asylum or migration law as well as interpreters in order to guarantee the highest possible quality of consultation. They offer counselling sessions e.g. for refugees who are changing their place of residence or who wish to bring their families to Germany. They help refugees in dealing with German authorities and a number of other matters. The legal counselling sessions give the students an opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-life cases while at the same time providing a low-threshold access for refugees and asylum seekers to legal advice.   

More information: www.rlc-duesseldorf.de

The RLC on facebook: www.facebook.com/rlcduesseldorf.

Homepage Welcome Center here.

Homepage Welcome Point 01 here.

Overview of all Welcome Points in Düsseldorf: here.


  • Sprachbuddys – Gemeinsam mit Flüchtlingen

The Sprachbuddys - Gemeinsam mit Flüchtlingen (Language Buddies – Together with Refugees) integration project is a platform for refugees to help them meet people and make friends in Germany. more

Watch the video!


  • AStA

The AStA, or Students’ Representative Council, at Heinrich Heine University is elected by the student parliament (SP) for one year and is the students' highest executive body.

It represents all students within the limits of its legal and statutory powers and is also responsible for supporting each individual student.

The AStA is involved in sourcing financial assistance and scholarships for students, it runs social self-help initiatives and safeguards students' interests with regard to higher education policy. It also maintains international student relations, organises cultural events and runs a sports programme.

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