Heinrich-Heine-University (HHU), founded in 1965 was named after German poet Heinrich Heine. Following several expansions throughout the decades, the university has comprised five faculties since 1993. 37,000 students are currently enrolled at HHU.
It is a campus-based university where everything is close together and all buildings including the specialised libraries are easily reachable. The university departments enjoy an excellent reputation due to an exceptionally high number of collaborative research centres. HHU places particular value on equal rights and opportunities. That is why the university actively advocates an increase in the number of women at the university, for example through special training measures or mentoring programmes for young female researchers.
Moreover, the state capital Düsseldorf provides an attractive environment with a high quality of life. Current city rankings prove the high standard and satisfaction of the citizens with the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. The party miles in the old town, the legendary carnival, the huge cultural offerings and the green banks of the Rhine have always ensured this. Many European cities including Brussels and Amsterdam are just a few hours as well, with Düsseldorf situated in an ideal location to travel across Europe.
Programmes of study
DMU’s exchange agreement with HHU allows students enrolled on the following programmes to study abroad:
The catalogue for BA courses in English and American Studies can be accessed here. Exchange students can choose from Intermediate and Advanced Modules. Advanced module courses are divided into ‘Funktion’ (Function), ‘Geschichte’ (History) and ‘Struktur’ (Structure), so you will have to click on those terms to see the full list. Moreover, students are welcome to study courses from the International MA programme Comparative Studies in English and American Language, Literature and Culture. Those courses can be found here. All of these courses are taught in English.
Students are required to follow a full year programme of study at HHU.
Learn more about campus activities and events
HHU provides a range of activities and host a number of events on campus, including an orchestra and choir that perform at the end of the semester, an annual film festival, excursions and social activities for exchange students. Film-lovers can also enjoy the fortnightly film showings organised by students. ESN Dusseldorf organise activities for incoming students such as dinners, local excursions such as Bowling, Lasertag, Ice skating and more. Finally, HHU offers sport facilities for exchange students and a range of fitness classes including yoga and zumba, and a range of team sports including football and handball.
Travel & accommodation
Visas & insurance
Living costs in Germany tend to be lower than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Germany: