Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is one of the younger higher education institutions in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia – founded in 1965.


About 30,000 students and 1,700 teaching staff in five faculties benefit from the proximity of the institutions since all of them are located on a single campus. This allows for an open exchange contributing to the development of modern and interdisciplinary studies and creating synergies between research and teaching.

Our five faculties offer 50 different study sections. Next to a wide range of subjects in the fields of medicine, humanities, natural science, law, and economics we offer many interdisciplinary and postgraduate courses. Currently, the following degrees can be obtained: Bachelor, Master, State Examination (Staatsexamen) and the doctoral degree/PhD.


Key research areas:

  • Medical Faculty: Molecular and clinical hepatology, Cardiovascular research, Infection medicine und immunity, Molecular and clinical neurosciences, Environmental medicine and ageing research, Diabetology und metabolic research, Oncology, Health and society, Stem cell research
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences: Synthetic life sciences/Crop research, Matter under extreme conditions, Biocatalysis, Struktural biology, Light and complexe moleculare systems, Integrative cell biology, Hybrid functional materials
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities: Philosopy and language; Society; Arts, culture and media, internet and democracy


  • Company visits The International Office - in cooperation with HHU Career Service - organises visits at international companies in Duesseldorf and surroundings
  • Online career portal “Make it in Germany”: is a career portal for university graduates and specialists interested in permanently living and working in Germany.
  • Career Service: The HHU Career Service offers advice and workshops on job applications, recruitment and career planning, organises company presentations and runs the job portal Stellenwerk where job offers for students and graduates are announced.

Master's Programmes

Journalism & Media (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Duesseldorf!


Student services

For international students, there is a variety of services supporting you at the beginning as well as in the course of your studies. Moreover, with our Cultural Programme you will get to know your new hometown and surroundings in no time.

Student Life

Campus life

As a campus university where everything is close together, all buildings including the University Hospital and the specialised libraries are easily reachable. Moreover, the state capital Düsseldorf provides an attractive environment with a high quality of life.

Student clubs

  • ERASMUS Student Network (ESN) Düsseldorf
  • Duesseldorf Aktiv
  • Mosaik e.V. - Centre for the promotion of intercultural dialogue
  • Catholic Student Community (KHG)

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.