Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences

​​​​HSD extends a warm welcome to all new students!

The first semester at a new university is particularly exciting for all students. A good start lays the foundation for successful studies overall.​


Welcome reception           

Each semester a welcome reception is organized for new students of Hochschule Düsseldorf. 

The reception for winter semester 2019-20​ is scheduled for 23 September 2019, 10.00 in the Mitsubishi Electric Halle.  ​

Further information he​re​. 


Freshmen week​​

After the official Welcome Reception all Freshmen will start into their Freshmen week, which is organised by the Faculty Student Committees. ​

Further information about the Freshmen week of your faculty can be found at:



or directly at the Faculty Student Committees or Student Union (AStA).


Faculty prep courses for a successful start of your studies

The following prep courses offered by the different faculties have proven to be especially helpful for HSD freshman. We therefore recommend to visit the following classes:


The Center for Training and Competence Development (ZWEK) offers a workshop programme called "fit for studies" (Fit für's Studium) especially for Freshmen at HSD. The workshop programme begins before lectures start and is free of costs. Further information can be found on this website.

Further services for new students are offered by the Student Advisory and Counselling Service.


Welcome Café for new international students

The International Office invites all degree students new to HSD to this welcome meeting. You can get in contact with other international student, get to know your mentor and the International Office staff, while enjoying cake and coffee.

The Welcome Café is scheduled for: t.b.a.                                                                                                            Invitations will be send via Email.


Download study guide

In our “Just Arrived” brochure, you will find all you need to know about the first important steps at HSD as well as information about facilities on the campus and life in the City of Düsseldorf. The brochure will available soon.


New in Düsseldorf?

The following website gives you all the facts about the City of Düsseldorf: www.duesseldorf.de/  


People sit and clap at Mitsubishi Electric Halle during the welcome of the first Semester at Hochschule Düsseldorf
welcome of the first Semester at Hochschule Düsseldorf
























Just Arrived - Guide for new students at HSD