If your documents are neither in German nor in English, you must have them translated to German or English.
Submit the documents in the original language as well as the translation as an officially certified copy.
You can find the standards for the translations and for the certifications here.
As part of the application process, you usually have to send your application documents online and by post to uni-assist before the application deadline*.
We have provided detailed information on the application process for you here.
We offer an online-only application via uni-assist for the summer semester 2022. You can therefore submit your documents in digital form with your application. Make sure that you upload your complete application to uni-assist before the application deadline.
Missing application documents cannot be submitted after the application deadline. Remember that if you gain admission, you must send certified copies of your documents to HSD by post.
No. The application process is managed entirely by uni-assist. You do not need a a preliminary review documentation (VPD).
Yes, you have to apply again via uni-assist.
The Dialogue-Oriented Service Procedure (DoSV) is a procedure for the central coordination of the application process for admission-restricted bachelor programmes.
You must participate in the DoSV if you are applying for the 1st semester of a bachelor programme with restricted admission and either:
- have a German higher education entrance qualification or
- have German citizenship or
- are a national of an EU or EEA member state or
- your spouse is a national of an EU or EEA member state and is employed in Germany
(=> equivalent to Germans).
If you are applying for a higher semester, you do not have to participate in DoSV.
You can read more about the DoSV here.
Hochschule Düsseldorf participates in DoSV with almost all programmes with restricted admission.
You can find an overview of DoSV programmes at HSD on this Page.
You are considered a second degree applicant if you have already completed a degree programme at a German institution of higher education and would like to obtain an additional degree.
For example, if you have completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Germany and are interested in earning an additional Bachelor's degree in Germany, the new Bachelor's degree is considered a second degree in Germany.
Information on second degree studies can be found at: https://hs-duesseldorf.de/studium/studieninteressierte/zweitstudium
Minor cross-registered students:
The form for registering is available here.
Major cross-registered students:
You apply for the programme during the regular application period via uni-assist. When enrolling at HSD, you will have to state that you are registering as a cross-registered student.
Please note that it is only possible to register as a cross-registered student for a programme with restricted admission at HSD if you are not enrolled in any other programmes with restricted admission at a German university.
To register as a second student, you must fulfil all admission requirements (e.g. language certificates, internship, aptitude test, etc.).
Changing your programme (i.e. you are applying for a new programme of study at HSD):
You apply via uni-assist if you have a foreign school leaving certificate and are already studying at a German university.
Changing your university but not the programme (i.e. you have a foreign school leaving certificate, are already studying at a German university and would like to study the same programme at HSD):
You apply directly to HSD. In this case, select the German university entrance qualification in the HSD application portal.
The list of programmes at HSD with places available in higher semesters is published here.