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Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is one of the younger higher education institutions in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia – founded in 1965. Since 1988 our university has carried the name of one of the city’s finest sons. Today around 35,000 students study at a modern campus under conditions ideally suited to academic life.


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.


Innovative minds and dedicated researchers enjoy optimal working conditions, thereby contributing greatly to the success of our four key research areas life sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and law and economics.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
201 100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
358 -19
339 -10
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
751 -50
701 -50
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

To finish your studies successfully central facilities such as the Student Service Centre, the University Languages Centre, or the University and State Library of HHU provide you with the necessary support.

Student Life

Campus life

Students and researchers enjoy living in the culturally rich and economically strong city of Düsseldorf. HHU invites you to engage in sports and clubs and to enjoy yourself on its green campus close to the city centre.

Student clubs

Student self-administrationThose students enrolled at the university comprise the “student body” in terms of the Higher Education Acts. They manage their affairs themselves and have access to all kinds of media. The student associations at university contribute towards the formation of opinions on political issues. These associations include the student parliament, the students’ union (or AStA) and the student representatives (Fachschaften).

Student Reviews

A lot of potential that is not exploited
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I do not like my university. The prof do not care and support the students in their study. The teaching is basically based more on learning everthing by heart than in understanding. Especially for passing the exam. However the wet lab practicals are good and give a good inside into different techniques, but the organisation of the lab is inefficient and confusing. When...

Biology at HHU - a wise decision made
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I really liked the university in general also Duesseldorf is a beautiful city. I studied biology where all the 4-semesters modules were well organized with really nice. I also got the opportunity to work with Max Plank plant genetics department where I gained knowledge in R programming and genetic data analyses. A wish the university had a little more exposure to student...

Ups and downs of studying
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great to learn all the new things, it's free, go into any class you want! A chance to meet very interesting people, especially if you might not have done too well with the other kids at your school. If you like learning, it's your place, it opens your mind and your world. Attention, it does change your way of thinking, of looking at the world, and everyday-life and moral...