Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences

Many study programmes at Hochschule Düsseldorf require further specific prerequisites, as for example an internship, an entrance test, English language proficiency or a minimum GPA.

Information can be found on the study programme websites.



Some programmes at HSD require an internship or practical experience completed in a field relevant to the respective study programme.

When you need to present proof of the internship for your desired study programme, as well as information about the required duration and field in which the internship needs to be completed, can be found on the website of each study programme.

Please note: The internship certificate has to be presented as an authenticated copy. In case your reference is written in a foreign language, it needs to be translated into German by a sworn, state-approved translator.


Aptitude test

Passing an artistic-design aptitude test is required from all applicants for study programmes in Architecture and Design, as well as for the study programme "Audio & Video" in order to be able to apply.  

Please note: Registration for the aptitude test happens directly at HSD and before the official application process.

Registration deadlines may vary. They usually end between February and May. Registration for the aptitude tests has to be done via the online-application portal of HSD. 

Further information on registration deadlines, content and tasks of each aptitude test can be found at the departments websites and in the information leaflet on the right.


English language requirements

Students applying for the following study programmes are required to give proof of their English language knowledge: B.A. International Management, all programmes in the faculty of Architecture, any master study programme in the faculty of Business Studies or any master study programme in the faculty of Mechanical and Process Engineering.
Which certificates are accepted and wh ere these have to be provided, can be found on the study programme websites or in the examination regulations.


Minimum GPA

Many master programmes at HSD require you to have obtained a minimum GPA in your previous university degree. Whether this is the case for your desired study programme, and what the required GPA looks like, can be checked on the specific study programme websites


Aptitude test for bachelor study programmes in the Faculty of Architec​ture​

Aptitude test for bachelor study programmes in the Faculty of Design


Important Information:

For some master study programmes further admission requirements will be checked via special additional application forms.
The respective form will be available for download during the 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. 
Special additional application forms need to be handed in for the following master study programmes:
M.A. Empowerment Studies, M.A. Culture, Aesthetics, Media, M.A. Social Work and Pedagogy with a Focus on Psychosocial Counselling and M.A. Communication, Multimedia and Market Management.​​