Study Master's Degrees in Düsseldorf, Germany

Düsseldorf at a glance

Düsseldorf is a university town and a centre of art and fashion. Düsseldorf is also one of Germany’s strongest economic regions, a successful international business location that also organises numerous trade shows and other interesting events. Local universities and colleges value students’ openness and creative thinking, while professors focus on innovative strategies in study and teaching. You will benefit from a holistic academic training and inevitably you will also gain the typical German, strict discipline thinking and attitude. Gaze at rebuild historic buildings alongside beautiful streets and charming houses. Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region, lying at the centre of the Lower Rhine basin.

Studying

Studying in Düsseldorf

The local university is divided into five faculties: law, mathematics and natural sciences, medical faculty, arts and humanities, business administration and economics, offering study programmes in numerous subject areas, for all degree levels: Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD (doctoral studies). Some of the most popular courses students enrol in university are: business administration, art history, economics, information science, law, linguistics, medicine, political communication, toxicology, medical law, public health.

Within the university as well as in colleges, most courses are taught in German, only a few are in English, such as: English and American literature, European studies, biology, physics.

Career

Career opportunities in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf has a strong economy and with many big companies known worldwide having offices here. Düsseldorf is one of the top telecommunications centres in Germany, with two of the four big German providers of mobile frequencies, D2 Vodafone and E-Plus. Other important sectors are: retail, automotive production, media and advertising, metallurgy manufacturing.

Names of companies with headquarters or offices in the city are: NTT, Ericsson, Nokia, GTS, Eurowings, BBDO Group, Publicis, Peek & Cloppenburg, L'Oréal Germany, E.ON, ThyssenKrupp, Daimler AG, Henkel AG & Co.

In terms of internship opportunities, students have a variety of choices, in almost any field they might be interested in acquiring practical experience.

Life

Düsseldorf city life

Düsseldorf has a rich cultural heritage and an energetic night life as well. You can drowse away and visit museums, cultural attractions and other architectural works, like:

  • Rheinturm (TV tower), the city's landmark
  • The Gehry buildings in the Düsseldorf media harbour
  • The Wilhem Marx House – it was Germany's first high-rise building
  • The Museum of Art (Museum Kunstpalast)
  • The Burgplatz (Castle-Square)
  • St. Lambertus Basilika
  • Akademie-Galerie (exhibition space of the Art Academy Düsseldorf)
  • Goethe Museum
  • Museum Kunst Palast
  • Kaiserswerth – the historical district with the ruined castle of Barbarossa Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor

See a play or musical at one of the theatres: Apollo, Capitol, Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Take a walk at the EKO-House, the house of Japanese culture, Europe’s first and unique Buddhist temple, surrounded by several buildings. Have a tour through Altstadt ("old town"), the historic town centre. Königsallee is a popular place for shopping.

Düsseldorf hosts many festivals, probably the most famous is the Rhenish Carnival celebration, held annually, during summer. Düsseldorf is also renowned for its contribution to the culture of modern popular music. You shouldn’t miss Düsseldorf's Rhine Embankment Promenade that offers one of the best ways of enjoying the city's wonderful riverside.

Due to Düsseldorf's proximity to the Belgian and Dutch border, weekend trips to Amsterdam or Brussels are easy to arrange.

International atmosphere in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf is an international business and financial centre and one of Germany’s strongest economic regions, with international ties. Apart from Düsseldorf attracting many large, international companies, the city attracts international crowd during its numerous fashion and trade fairs and music events. Study in an international and colourful German city that will help you meet people from all over the world.

Düsseldorf is home to several ethnic communities, having the largest Japanese community in Europe. Other minorities includes people coming from Turkey, Greece and Poland.

Weather Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf experiences moderate winters with little snowfall and mild to warm summers. The warm season lasts from May to September with an average daily high temperature above 21°C (69 °F). July is the wettest and the hottest month, presenting high temperatures of 25°C (77° F).

Universities in Düsseldorf

WHU is a private, state-accredited business school based in Düsseldorf and Vallendar. Founded in 1984, WHU is now one of the most renowned German business schools with an exceptional national and international reputation. WHU stands for “Excellence in Management Education“ and pursues this goal in three core areas: Academic Programs, Research, and Executive Education & Corporate Connections.

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Hochschule Düsseldorf, University of Applied Sciences (HSD for short) was founded on 1 August 1971by combining several renowned regional educational institutions. Today, the institution is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary range of subjects.

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HHU enables you to choose from more than 50 different undergraduate and graduate study programmes at five faculties. Being an international university HHU is the perfect place to start your career.

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