About Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is one of the younger higher education institutions in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia – founded in 1965. Since 1988 our university has carried the name of one of the city’s finest sons. Today around 35,000 students study at a modern campus under conditions ideally suited to academic life.

As a campus university where everything is close together, all buildings including the University Hospital and the specialized libraries are easily reachable. Our university departments enjoy an excellent reputation due to an exceptionally high number of collaborative research centres. Moreover, the state capital Düsseldorf provides an attractive environment with a high quality of life.

Campus Life

Studying means a lot more than just learning. For over 37,000 students, the campus is not only a place to work but also a place to live. A varied and exciting range of offers attracts both students as well as interested persons from Düsseldorf and the surrounding area.

Student clubs

Student self-administration of those students enrolled at the university comprises the “student body” in terms of the Higher Education Acts. They manage their affairs themselves and have access to all kinds of media. The student associations at university contribute towards the formation of opinions on political issues. These associations include the student parliament, the students’ union (or AStA), and the student representatives (Fachschaften).

Bachelors Courses Offered by University Duesseldorf

The Bachelor programmes at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) provide students with both the qualifications necessary to enter a profession and the fundamental and methodological skills to pursue an academic career. In Mathematics, in the Natural Sciences and in Business and Economics, students choose their main subject (e.g. Biology) and complete their studies with a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.). In Arts and Humanities, most Bachelor programmes consist of a core subject (Kernfach) in combination with a subsidiary subject (Ergänzungsfach) and lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree (B. A.). Both B.Sc. and B.A. programmes typically take three years to complete, including the time required for writing a Bachelor thesis. At HHU, there is no tuition fee for Bachelor programmes. However, students pay a so-called semester fee (“Sozialbeitrag”) which covers public transport in Düsseldorf and North Rhine-Westphalia, and fees for the Students' Union and Student Services: Semester fee at HHU.

Master Degree Courses Offered by University Duesseldorf

There are several reasons for pursuing a master’s degree programme and acquiring a master’s degree at Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf. Let us show you some of them. HHU offers 38 master’s degree programmes distributed among 5 faculties. All of our faculties are particularly strong in research. More than 100 co-operation partnerships with medium and large-sized companies creating several internships, practical experience and career opportunities. The University Library Düsseldorf offers an extensive portfolio of services and long opening-hours• HHU is a real “campus university” - student accommodation, teaching and research facilities, and leisure activities at one site. Internationality guaranteed: Approximately 3000 international students from all across the world study at HHU and we have more than 300 co-operations with international universities this page will help with the process of choosing the right master’s degree programme for you and answer questions you might have: e.g. it provides an overview of all the master’s degree programmes offered at HHU as well as information on the formalities related to the application and enrolment process and master’s degree programme counselling.


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