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Information for international students

Please help us prevent further spread of the coronavirus and follow these instructions:

  • If you have been to a region within the last 14 days where the infection rate is currently quite high,
  • If you have been in contact with someone infected with the coronavirus within the last 14 days,
  • If you show symptoms that suggest you are infected,

please follow these guidelines:

  • Immediately contact Dr. Monika Katz, Head of International Office, at monika.katz@hs-duesseldorf.de or +49 211 4351-8123.
  • Stay at home and avoid any contact with other people.

The International Office will help you with the next steps. If you want to contact a doctor yourself: Do not go to see a doctor, but ask for advice by phone first to minimise the risk of further infections.

Suspected cases of infection according to the Robert Koch Institute:

1) Persons who show respiratory symptoms (regardless of their severity) and who have had contact with a confirmed or probable case of 2019-nCoV within 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms.

2) Persons suffering from acute respiratory syndrome involving the lower respiratory tract (pneumonia diagnosed by infiltrates in an x-ray) and who have stayed in a risk area within 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms.

Please remember: You have no reason to panic. Of course, the coronavirus is dangerous. However, most patients experience coronavirus as a mild to moderate illness and not every cold or cough indicates an infection with the coronavirus. Please stay calm – we are here to help you!

In case of any questions, please contact Dr. Monika Katz (see contact details above). We hope you stay healthy!

Please note: Effective 13 July 2020,
wearing a mask inside HSD buildings is compulsory.

Faculty contact

If you are a degree-seeking student and you have questions which concern your studies, please contact your faculty at:

corona.architektur@hs-duesseldorf.de (Architecture)

corona.design@hs-duesseldorf.de (Design)

corona.ei@hs-duesseldorf.de (​Electrical Engineering and Information Technology)

corona.mv@hs-duesseldorf.de (Mechanical and Process Engineering)

corona.medien@hs-duesseldorf.de (​Media)

corona.soz-kult@hs-duesseldorf.de (Social Sciences and Cultural Studies)

corona.wirtschaftswissenschaften@hs-duesseldorf.de (​Business Studies)

Please note:
Please use your student mail address (firstname.lastname@study.hs-duesseldorf.de)
when contacting the faculties.
Otherwise, we will not be able to answer your e-mail.
If you do not have a student mail address yet,
please reach out to Dr. Monika Katz.