Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf

Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Student experiences

There are currently no student experiences available.

Reports from students who spent one or two semesters at the HHU and describe their experiences (Note: these reports are not from UU students).


General information for exchange students

Faculty Information

Course information

Course Overview


Academic calendar

Semester I: approximately October - February
Semester II: approximately April - July

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B1 (CEFR) in German is required.

The International Office (UU Humanities) recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Media and Cultural Studies

Students may also choose courses within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. You may choose as many courses outside the subject area as you want, as long as you receive permission for participation by the teaching professors in advance (which is usually the case).

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

German and English.

The Centre for German as a Foreign language (Studiengebiet Deutsch als Fremdsprache) offers Erasmus students a 2-week German course before the semester starts. Nominated Erasmus students will receive information on the course in due time via email.

Housing assistance

A limited number of dorm rooms are reserved for exchange students

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Estimated living costs per month

In the state capital Düsseldorf, you should expect living expenses of about € 750 - € 800 per month.

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

1 place per year. 

Additional information


FAQ from guest students

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Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!