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Heinrich-Heine Universität (Düsseldorf) is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Academic calendar

Semester I : 1 April – 30 September
Semester II: 1 October - 31 March

Application deadline
Semester I: 15 July
Semester II: 15 January

Areas of study open to exchange students

Social sciences

Language of instruction

German, English

Credits and grading

Normal study load per term:
In credits: 30 ECTS per semester

Cost of living

The cost of living in Düsseldorf depends on your own needs and your lifestyle. In general, you should expect 750 to 900 Euros per month.


Average monthly costs per person in Düsseldorf:

Rent (including utilities) 400 - 600 €

Food 100 - 150 €

Public transportation (free for enrolled students) 40 - 100 €

Phone / Internet / Broadcasting fees 45 €

Number of places available

4 places per year

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Or contact the International Office:

Bart Weerdenburg, Loes van Velzen, Nicole van der Hoeven - Sneijder

The International office offers information and support for incoming and outgoing exchange students of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Contact us if you have any questions about studying abroad on a temporary basis.

Visiting address: Sjoerd Groenman building
Padualaan 14, 3584 CH Utrecht

E-mail: io.sbs@uu.nl
Tel: +31 (0)30 253 3659

Walk-in Office Hours (max. 5 min a person)

Only for short questions and handing in documents.
Location: Information Desk STIP, ground floor, Sjoerd Groenman building.

Opening hours: Monday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Tuesday 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

Office Hours by appointment

Appointments can be made via email: io.sbs@uu.nl (please, add your phone number).

Tuesday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Bart Weerdenburg (Coordinator International Relations): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Nicole van den Hoeven-Sneijder (International Officer): Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Loes van Velzen (International Officer): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

International office of Utrecht University

For questions about universitywide programmes, contact one of the University International Office employees.