Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf is an exchange destination for Utrecht University 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).

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

Students can take courses within the 'Institut für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaft'. Subjects taught here are Communication, Gender Studies, Journalism, and Media. However, depending on the total number of students in a course, students are allowed to take courses within other departments in the university. 

Courses at Master’s level

Yes (Master only)

Language of instruction

German and English

Housing assistance

A limited number of dorm rooms are reserved for exchange students

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Estimated living costs per month

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

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


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 


Number of places available

3 places per year. 

Additional information

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.


All students have to pay a social contribution fee (265,91 € for the winter semester 2015/16 (6 months)). The social contribution fee includes free transportation in Düsseldorf and also in North Rhine Westphalia.

FAQ from guest students




More information

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

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!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046


  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.