Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences

Please start collecting information well in advance, compile the application documents with care, and send your application well in advance to ensure that your application is successful!

We highly recommend reading the information provided on the internet pages of uni-assist, especially the sections 'How to apply', Tools as well as the FAQS.

Kindly visit the HSD FAQ page for current information on and changes to the application process for the next application period!


1. Application procedure

  1. Read about the application requirements and about changes in the application procedure. Have a look at our checklist for international applicants as well.

  2. Register at hochschulstart.de (only for applicants applying for admission-restricted (NC) Bachelor's degree programmes).
    Further information on our website DoSV.

  3. Register at the uni-assist online portal for applicants, apply for the programme with all your documents online.

  4. Send the documents listed below as hard copies to uni-assist in Berlin.


2. Application documents

You will need to send the following documents when applying via uni-assist:

  • School leaving certificate with an overview of subjects and grades.
    Please submit all documents relating to your school leaving certificate 
    (certified copy of original language and certified copy of translation)

  • If applicable university entrance examinations 
    (certified copy of original language and certified copy of translation)
  • If applicable certificate of the Studienkolleg and Feststellungsprüfung 
    (certified copy)

  • If applicable, certificate of study from a German university, if you were previously enrolled at a German university (single copy)
  • Proof of any previously earned study credits from a foreign university and your university degree certificate, including transcripts with an overview of subjects and grades of your entire academic career. No parts of your certificate should be missing.
    (certified copy of original language and authenticated copy of translation)
    Attention: Also submit a copy of the grading system for your particular degree at your university, if this is not included in your transcript of records.

  • if available, your module handbook or the module descriptions for your bachelor's degree ( for application for master programmes)
  • Only for applicants for the Faculties of  Architecture and Design: certificate of the successfully completed aptitude test  (simple copy)

  • for the bachelor programme Taxation Dual: trainee contract for the minimum duration of 2.5 years as a qualified tax consultant in the NRW chamber district; registration at the vocational school, Max-Weber Berufskolleg in Düsseldorf registration for vocational school training and proof of having a higher education contract. Please refer to this page for more information before applying.

  • for the bachelor programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Practice-integrated (bachelor): an appropriate training or employment contract for at least one year, with a professional orientation corresponding to the programme. Please refer to this page for more information before applying.
  • Original or digitally signed APS certificate (for all applicants with degrees from China, India** and Vietnam).
    For information about APS please see here.
  • A copy of your passport (simple copy of the page with your personal information)
  • Special additional application form (only for M.A. Empowerment Studies, M.A. Culture, Aesthetics, Media, M.A. Psychosocial Counselling, M.A. Communication, Multimedia and Market Management)
    The respective form will be available for download during the online application process in the uni-assist portal. You need to fill in the form and send it directly to the admission office at Hochschule Düsseldorf together with the documents named in the form. 

3. Application address

uni-assist e.V.
D- 11507 Berlin


      Please note: All required documents have to be submitted to uni-assist complete and in the required
      form before the deadline expires. Missing documents can only be submitted before the end of the
      application deadline.


4. Application fees

  • The first application costs: EUR 75 
  • Each additional application costs: EUR 30

Uni-assist’s bank details as well as further information concerning payment options can be found on uni-assist's website.
Please note, that your bank might charge you additional fees for international transfers.

​Important Information

Contact: ​

Bliss Ayertey-Hansen

T +49 (0)211 / 43 51 81 40

Studierenden Support Center
Münsterstraße 156, building 2 (1.OG)
D-40476 Düsseldorf

Office hours:

Tue 09:00 - 12:00, Wed 13:00 - 16:00
and by appointment