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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 immediately, wearing a mask or similar to cover nose and mouth
is now compulsory on the entire HSD campus,
inside as well as as outside the buildings, and also during class

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
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.