Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences

Applying directly via HSD is possible only for those international applicants, who have e.g. a German school leaving certificate or have German university degree.

A detailed list of cases, in which you have to apply via HSD directly and in which cases you need to send your application to uni-assist, can be found on our website Application processes for international applicants.


1.a Application for the first study semester

If you are applying for to start a study programme in the first semester, please hand in your application online via the application-portal of HSD

Students applying for admission restricted bachelor study programmes, please note the information about the DoSV.


1.b Application for a higher semester​

If you are applying for a higher semester, please hand in your application online via the application-portal of HSD.
Further information can be found on this website.


2. Application documents

You will be informed during the online-application process if and which documents need to be submitted to HSD.

Applicants for a second German university degree (Zweitstudium) need to send their degree certificates and a motivation letter.
Applicants for a higher semester need to send an up-to-date certificate of enrolment, which states the current study semester and study programme.

Certificates written in a foreign language must be translated into German by a sworn translator. All documents need to be send as authenticated copies to this address:

Hochschule Düsseldorf
Studierenden Support - Zulassungsstelle
Münsterstraße 156
40474 Düsseldorf


3. Application fee

An application directly at Hochschule Düsseldorf is free of charge.

Important information​

If the district government (Bezirksregierung) has officially accredited your school certificates (including GPA transfer) or if you are applying for a higher semester, please state in the HSD-online application portal that you have received a German university entrance qualification. (Germany/NRW/Düsseldorf) This will be corrected when you come to HSD for enrolment.