Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences


​In the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the protection of students and staff members is our top priority. The Board of Management has therefore made fundamental decisions in line with instructions from the official authorities. We continue to work intensively on all levels to make sure that you will not suffer any disadvantages in your studies due to the situation. / Last updated: 1 February 2021

For information purposes and as guidelines, we recommend factual and sensibly worded information provided by official organisations such as the Robert Koch Institute (in German and English), the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) (in German only) or the NHS (in English).


Latest Updates

Please note:

New regulations with regard to a mandatory mask-wearing will be in effect as of 25 January until 14 February 2021 at our university


Most recent Coronavirus safety regulations - 25 January 2021

With regard to the restricted Corona protection regulations for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (in German only), the Board of Management has adjusted its Corona regulations (in German only) accordingly. With this mail, we would like to inform you about the most important changes which are in effect since 25 January 2021 until at least 14 February 2021: 

  • In accordance with the state regulations, classes and exams can only take place on-site in exceptional cases. We strongly presume that exams in the winter semester 2020/2021 will be conducted by distance.
  • Entrance to the university is only allowed with a mouth-nose-covering face mask (medical respiratory protection = surgical mask). This refers to themasks which have also been mandatory in public transport or in shops since 25 January 2021. ​
  • The dining hall remains closed until further notice. ​
  • ​The university library offers restricted services until at least 14 February 2021. It will only be possible to borrow and return media which have been reserved online if they are necessary for exam preparations and other tasks that have to finished by a set deadline. Further information can be found on the website of the library. 

We will inform you on possible changes immediately. Please check your mailbox as well as our social media accounts regularly and please do stay safe!

No classes on campus

  • In line with the most recent federal and state regulations effective today (see detailed regulations for North Rhine-Westphalia – available in German only), classes and practical sessions may not take place on campus for now to protect our students and staff. Online teaching is still permitted.
  • For more information, please contact your faculty or the International Office (Please see the section containing information for international students for contact details).


Most recent regulations for the winter semester 2020/2021

  • If you take and fail an examination, it is as if you had not taken the examination at all and you still have the full number of attempts allowed to pass the examination. This rule does not apply if you fail because you cheated in the examination.
  • You may withdraw from an examination until the examination starts; missing an examination does not result in any disadvantages for you.
  • Students are obliged to choose a serious and respectful user name when working with course-related software and learning platforms.
For more details see the regulations to counteract the impact of the pandemic on your studies (Ordnung zur Kompensation der Folgen der Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2-Epidemie für Studium und Lehre an der Hochschule Düsseldorf – currently in German only) of 17 December 2020 applying to the winter semester 2020/2021.

End of teaching weeks and examination period:

  • End of the teaching weeks: 12 February 2021.
  • Usually, all examinations should take place subsequently, by 28 February 2021. If a faculty needs more time to administer all necessary examinations, the examination period may already start on 1 February 2021. Your faculty will let you know in due course in case this applies to you.



Further information

Courses, practical trainings and examinations

HSD has adopted regulations to counteract the impact of the pandemic on your studies (Neubekanntmachung der Ordnung zur Kompensation der Folgen der Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2-Epidemie für Studium und Lehre an der Hochschule Düsseldorf vom 18.06.2020 – document in German only). These regulations allow the faculties to deviate from existing regulations so that you can successfully continue your studies under the current conditions (e.g. to offer courses and examinations in different formats, postpone examinations or waive certain prerequisites).

The corona regulations increase the individual normal programme length. This applies to all students who are enrolled at HSD for the summer semester 2020 (and have not requested leave of absence for this semester) as well as all cross-registered students as defined in the higher education act.

Your faculty will keep you posted on any relevant changes concerning your studies.



Until further notice, no excursions can take place.


External internships

External internships may take place, if the respective internship provider does not decide otherwise. The Examination Boards decide on further approaches and proceedings

Data protection and privacy

For relevant information on data protection and privacy in the current situation, please check our German website.


More detailed information

More detailed information on legal provisions in the context of the coronavirus pandemic is available in German:



Since we expect changes on very short notice, please check this website and your student e-mail account regularly for updates.

People returning from risk areas

According to the latest regulation of the state government of 22 March 2020 (in German only), anyone returning from a risk area (as defined by the Robert Koch Institute) may not return to campus within 14 days after their return. This measure was taken to prevent new infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.


Contact Form

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