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Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

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Description of Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

  • Established: 1965
  • Location: Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Number of students: 33,715
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Rating: 32 place in the Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • Type of study: nonprofit university.

In 1965, the Medical Academy, which existed since 1907, was transformed into the University of Düsseldorf named after Heinrich Heine. The university got its present name in 1988.

Since the University of Dusseldorf was formed on the basis of the Medical Academy, the main research is conducted mainly in the medical field and related ones. In 1985, a radiology and neurology clinic was opened at the University of Dusseldorf. Much attention is paid to environmental conservation, materials science, cell biology, biochemistry and plasma physics.

You can get education at five faculties:

  • medical
  • philosophical
  • mathematics and science
  • legal
  • economic.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year


  • This is a world famous university, where 15% of the total number of students are foreigners: citizens of Turkey, Russia, Bulgaria, Poland, Morocco, China and Ukraine
  • The university has more than 10 partnership agreements with various educational institutions in Europe
  • In addition to the clinic of radiology and neurology, the Dusseldorf University of Heinrich Heine also has a botanical garden
  • The educational institution has about 3,000 employees, including 1904 scientists and 269 professors
  • All specialties of the university are in demand on the international market
  • Students who successfully complete their studies can count on university help in finding employment.
  • Employees practice an individual approach depending on their personal situation and specialty of training.

Facilities and equipment at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

All university buildings are located close to each other, including a clinic and a botanical garden, and form a campus. Dusseldorf itself is an attractive city with a high quality of life.

Each of the five faculties has its own research center. There is an extensive library for students, more than 20 research institutes.

The university’s strongest faculty is the medical faculty, and the main part of the budget goes to it. Students have access to the biomedical research center, to the working clinic of radiology and neurology.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

All applicants must fill out and sign the form, provide a certificate in the original language and, if it is a foreign applicant, a certified translation. A certificate of sufficient level of knowledge for admission (Studienkolleg) and a certificate of language proficiency will also be required. Important note: all documents must be submitted immediately; those documents that will be attached later will not be considered.

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  • Student supervision

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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