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 sent as authenticated copies to this address:

Hochschule Düsseldorf
Studierenden Support - Zulassungsstelle
Münsterstraße 156
40476 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.