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Starting to study/ Start of studies

Starting a study programme brings also many changes and questions.This website contains all important information to help you start studying. The team of the Student Advisory Service welcomes you.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, some dates are still being coordinated. Please check the dates and rooms about one week and again 1-2 days before and please read our new Website on starting to study 2020 and the central corona information.

Pre-courses in chemistry, computer science and mathematics:

Intensive French language preparatory course (at A2/B1 level):

Intensive Italian language course for university preparation (A2/B1 level):

Intensive Spanish language preparatory course (A2/B1 level):

Online course "Fit4Digihhu" for students of the Faculty of Philosophy:

Online pre-course in mathematics (OMB):

Online preliminary mathematics course by Studiport NRW:

Online preliminary course language and text comprehension Strudiport NRW:

English placement test (with registration):

French placement test (with registration):

Italian placement test (with registration):

  • 30.10.2020, 10:00 am, digital placement test
    (for students, who do not participate in the intensive course)
  • 21.10.2020, 10:30 am, location to be announced shortly
    (for student taking the intensive course)
  • Further information and registration

Spanish placement test (with registration):

Japanese placement test for students with prior knowledge in japanese (with registration):

  • 15.10.2020, 10.00 - 11.30 am
  • Participation only possible after prior registration wit Ms Fujita (fujita(at)phil.hhu.de)
  • Further information

Linguistics (integrative study programme):

Transcultural Humanities:

(Kopie 5)

Welcome to the campus of the Heinrich Heine University!

Student life is much more than "just" attending courses.

Get to know your university and take advantage of the many opportunities. You can be sure to find something to suit your interests!

Please find a small selection here:

Getting started:

Support and advice:

Social media:


Welcome to Düsseldorf!

Discover your (new) place of residence - there is a lot to do and even more to see and experience!

First semester office hours

There are many questions, especially at the beginning - you will find many answers on these pages or in the factsheets for your subject. This is also where you will find the person that is responsible for study guidance in your chosen subject. In addition, we answer your individual questions in the first semester consultation hours on Thursdays from 10-12 o'clock in the SSC.

Counselling services for students

Questions about studying? Here you will find an overview of the advisory services offered by the Student Services and other offices at the HHU.

Information for international students

The "Feel at home" welcome programme aims to help international students settle in and find their way around, e.g. by providing helpful information on how to start studying. You can find more information on the Feel at home website.

Welcome to the HHU!

Below you will find further information and helpful links about studying with a disability and chronic illness.

Studienberatung / Coaching
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