Semester datesAcademic year
Winter semester: 1 September to 28 February
Summer semester: 1 March to 31 August
Winter semester: End of September to Mid February
Summer semester: Mid March to Mid July
Winter Semester 2023/24
19 - 29 September 2023
Beginning of lectures:
25 September 2023
Ending of lectures:
9 February 2024
The examination period will be announced later.
Cultural programme of the International Office
Every semester our tutors offer an exciting cultural programme with different free events.
Further events and important deadlines are also listed in our semester calendar, which can be found on this website.
Further cultural events
The Protestant Student Community (German: Evangelische Studierenden Gemeinde, ESG), the Catholic Student Community (German: Katholische Hochschulgemeinde, KHG), the Muslim Student Community (German: Muslimische Hochschulgemeinde Düsseldorf, MHG), das Studierendenwerk Düsseldorf and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) also offer regular cultural events. You can find further information under the links on the right.
Hand in your best picture from your stay in Germany to the International Office Photo contest and win great prices! Further information and forms are available on our websites
Evangelische Studierenden Gemeinde (ESG)
Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (KHG)
Muslimische Hochschulgemeinde (MHG)
International Office Photo Contest
Every student can participate in the university sports programme. Most courses take place at the university campus. Most sports are free of charge. A fee of 30 Euros per semester has to be paid for the weight room. There is also an entrance fee for the swimming pool. You can find the current sports programme under the link on the right. Unless stated otherwise in the programme, you can just come along to the next date and talk to your trainer. It’s best to bring your sportwear along with you so that you can join immediately.
Safety at HSD
Safety for all students and employees is a major concern of HSD. In case of emergency, you can rely on an efficient concept of regulations and procedures. In order to know how to act in case of need, please get familiar with the safety instructions at HSD.