How to apply for higher terms


You can apply for the following programmes with admission restrictions (higher terms) directly to our university:


Bachelor’s programmes

Business Management
Financial and Actuarial Mathematics
Media and Culture Studies
Medical Physics
Natural Sciences

Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Social Sciences – Media, Politics, Society


Bachelor’s programmes with core and complementary subject

Complementary subjects:

Communication and Media Studies
Political Science
Social Sciences


Master’s programme

Industrial Pharmacy
Molecular Biomedicine
Translational Neuroscience


State examination



The application deadlines for higher terms are March 15th for the summer semester and September 15th for the winter semester. Letters of acceptance are usually sent at the end of March or at the end of September. If you have not received a letter one month after the deadline, your application has been rejected. Notifications of rejection will not be issued.


Please send your application form (including all necessary documents) to:


Studierenden- und Prüfungsverwaltung
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf


Statements about the prospects of your application cannot be made in advance. If there are any places available, they will be allocated according to the criteria which are applied by the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung. In the programmes medicine, pharmacy and dentistry the places will be allocated according to the number of credits that each applicant has already received.


Downloads – application forms for higher terms  undefinedOnly available in German





  • Special office hours for dentistry: Prof. Dr. Hugger offers office hours concerning the transfer of credits for the application for higher terms. Office hours take place between 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. in building 23.02, floor 00, Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf: Monday, August, 10th 2015 and Monday, September, 7th 2015.
  • Information for applicants of pharmacy: Please call Prof. Passreiter before handing in your application (phone: +49 211 81-14172, Monday – Friday 12 – 2 p.m.) and also ask afterwards, if your documents are complete.
  • Information for applicants of dentistry who transfer from another German university within the exact same programme: Since winter semester 2013/14 the HHU Düsseldorf offers the so called “Modellstudiengang” in medicine. This means that many credits in the pre-clinical part are not being acquired in one single semester, but throughout several semesters. Students of dentistry who want to transfer from a German university to Düsseldorf should be aware that the credits for the subjects chemistry, physics, microanatomy, macro anatomy, biochemistry and physiology in the pre-clinical part of dentistry cannot be acquired in one single semester, but throughout several semesters.


All other applicants have to apply for a transfer of credits to the following institutions:


  • Bachelor’s programmes: respective board of examiners
  •  Master Psychology: information to be found here

  •  Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry: Landesprüfungsamt für Medizin, Psychotherapie und Pharmazie, Postfach 300865, 40408 Düsseldorf, phone: +49 211 – 475 5150. Building: Bonneshof 35, 40474 Düsseldorf. Opening hours: Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 02:30 p.m.

    • Applicants who were born abroad or do not study in NRW have to contact the following office for the recognition of qualifications: Hessische Landesprüfungs- und Untersuchungsamt im Gesundheitswesen, Walter-Möller-Platz 1, 60439 Frankfurt am Main, Tel.: 069 - 15-712 (


  •  Law: Dean’s office of the Faculty of Law, building 24.91, office hours: Monday, Thursday 9 – 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday 1 – 3 p.m.






Registrar's and Examinations Office

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


Bewerbung Zahnmedizin

Prof. Dr. Hugger bietet zwei Sprechstundentermine für die Leistungsanrechung für die Bewerbung zum Wintersemester 2020/21 für höhere Fachsemester an:

Montag, 31.08.2020, 9 bis 11.30 Uhr
Montag, 07.09.2020, 9 bis 11.30 Uhr
Montag, 21.09.2020, 9 bis 11.30 Uhr
Präklinische Zahnmedizin, (Medizinisches Forschungszentrum II, auf dem Gelände des Univeritätsklinikums), Gebäude 17.11, Ebene 00, Raum 6.

Bitte bringen Sie zu dem Termin alle bereits erworbenen Leistungsnachweise im Original mit.

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