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Application as a foreign student

Change of the application process for the study programs of medicine (state examination), dentistry (state examination), pharmacy (state examination) and business administration (bachelor)

When applying for medicine (state examination), dentistry (state examination), pharmacy (state examination) and business administration (bachelor), it is obligatory to hand in a preliminary check documentation (VPD) issued by uni-assist. This document has to be handed in together with the application form "Application for a university place for a foreign student", as well as an approved language certificate (for example a DSH-2-certificate).

In order to obtain a preliminary check documentation (VPD) the local educational certificates have to be verified by uni-assist. Please contact www.uni-assist.de timely (approximately 8 weeks before the university's application deadline).

After obtaining the preliminary check documentation, please send it together with the application form "Application for a university place for a foreign student" and an approved language certificate in certified copy to Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. The deadlines are the 15th of January (application for the summer term) or the 15th of July (application for the winter term).

Thus, the local educational certificates do not have to be submitted when applying to Heinrich-Heine-University anymore.

Which documents have to be submitted?

Apart from the fully completed and signed application form, the following must be submitted:

When applying for medicine (state examination), dentistry (state examination), pharmacy (state examination) and business administration (bachelor):

Only the preliminary check documentation issued by uni-assist (see above) and an approved language certificate in certified copy have to be submitted when applying to Heinrich-Heine-University. Thus, local educational certificates do not have to be handed in anymore.

All other programs:

  • School-leaving certificates (official, certified copies in the original language and in German, translated by a sworn translator; English and French certificates do not need to be translated)
  • Proof of previous study credits (official, certified copies in the original language and in German, translated by a sworn translator; English and French certificates do not need to be translated)
  • If you have attended a Studienkolleg in Germany, please submit an official, certified copy of the certificate proving that you have passed the university entrance assessment test, and showing the subjects studied and the grades received.
  • Official, certified copy of the DSH (2 or 3) certificate (= German language university entrance exam for foreign students) or a comparable language proficiency certificate
  • If you have changed your name (e.g. through marriage), please submit an official, certified copy of the marriage certificate or other appropriate proof.
  • If you have already begun studying in Germany, please submit the current certificate of enrolment (= Studienbescheinigung), showing subject(s) studied, intended degree and number of semesters studied.
  • Master’s programme: Please submit the “Nachweis der besonderen Eignung” (proof of aptitude), which you can apply for to the respective faculty.
  • Doctorate: If you are planning to study for a doctorate degree, you need the dean’s permission and a letter confirming academic supervision by your supervisor.
Special cases
China
  • Applicants from the People's Republic of China must submit the original Zertifikat der Akademischen Prüfstelle (APS) from the German Embassy in Beijing:
  • Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
    Kulturreferat, Akademische Prüfstelle
    Landmark Tower 2, Office 03118
    8, Dongsanhuan Beilu
    Chaoyang District, 100004 Beijing, VR China
    Telefon: 0086-10-6590-7138 oder -7141, (Mo. bis Do. 13.00 - 17.00 Uhr chinesischer Zeit)
    Fax: 0086-10-6590-0051,
    E-mail:
Vietnam
  • Applicants from Vietnam must submit the original Zertifikat der Akademischen Prüfstelle (APS) from the German Embassy in Hanoi.

The Preliminary Check Documentation

If you need a confirmation of your university entrance qualification (e.g. in order to extend your visa or in case you do not have a proof of German language skills, yet) prior to your application, you will have the possibility to get your foreign certificates checked for a fee via uni-assist .

 

 

German courses

Applicants for the German courses must be enrolled at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.

Further information can be found here

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