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Prospective degree students

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Thank you for your interest in studying at Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf!

Studying at HHU

Why study at HHU Düsseldorf? Here are six reasons!

General information on studying in Germany and on admission requirements can be found here.

For detailed information on the academic system at HHU, please have a look at this site: ⇒ General information on degrees, courses and the academic system [English].

Further information:

Study programmes at HHU

A list of all study programmes offered at HHU Düsseldorf can be found here:

The language of instruction in most study programmes is German -  degree programmes in English are listed separately on the site.

With questions admission requirements, contents and curricula of the different study programmes, please contact the Student Service Centre or the Advisory Service for propsective international students directly.

Lectures / courses in foreign languages

Please make use of HHU's electronic course catalogue (LSF) to find courses / lectures instructed in English at the respective faculty:

Other languages
Please use the search form of the electronic course catalogue (LSF) to find courses taught in other languages: Select the semester and the respective language of instructions from the dropdown menu.

Please note: The course catalogue of the next term will usually be online two months prior to semester start.

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Advisory services

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How to apply

In this brochure for applicants from abroad (pdf), you will find detailed information on how to apply. How and where you need to apply depends on different aspects:

  • your country of origin (EU member state or not),
  • whether a local (NC) or general admission restriction applies for your prospective study programme or none,
  • whether you would like to apply for a bachelor or a master degree programme or else.

As applicant from an EU member state or a state of the European Economic Area EEA (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein), you need to apply online first and submit additional documents by post:

As applicant from a non-EU state, please follow the link below for instructions on how to apply. Please observe the application deadlines. Important information for applicants from non-EU states are compiled in this leaflet [pdf].

Language requirements

As an applicant with foreign nationality, you will need to provide evidence on your language proficiency in German by one of these language certificates along with your application. This does not apply if you have acquired a German university entrance qualification or a German university degree.

In certain study programmes which are exclusively taught in English, the German language certificate may be ommitted. Moreover, further language requirements may apply depending on the examination regulations of the individual study programme. Please check the respective requirements for the aspired study programme via the study programme database or contact the academic advisor of the respective department: ⇒Departmental Advisory Service.

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Learn German

Preparatory German courses

German language courses preparing for these language examinations are offered by the Students' Union (AStA) at Heinrich Heine University.

For further options of acquiring German language proficiency, please consult our leaflets on German courses.

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Already an international student at HHU? ⇒ International student support

Student Services

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Phone: +49 211 81-12345

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