Düsseldorf is a “univercity” – a university city whose more than 50,000 students shape its landscape and life. Whether you’re coming to the region of Düsseldorf for your entire studies, spending a semester abroad with ERASMUS+ or you’re joining one of the local universities as part of their numerous exchange programmes and international cooperations: we are sure that you will find your stay in the knowledge region of Düsseldorf to be enriching – personally, on an academic level and through the community with kindred spirits.

By the way, Düsseldorf will be co-hosting the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games, a major international sports competition during which more than 8,000 athletes from all over the world will participate in a total of 18 disciplines. Science, sustainability and innovation as well as intercultural exchange will also be focus of the event. The FISU World University Games are the third largest multi-sports event after the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We’ll keep you posted!

So, are you already wondering what study programmes our members offer in English? To get you started, we have compiled the following list:

English Speaking Studies in Düsseldorf

Our first Welcome Day for international students in Düsseldorf  took place in November 2021. The day started with a reception at the town hall of Düsseldorf, included time for the students from different universities to get to know each other and ended with a guided tour through the  festively lit-up city. We hope we’ll be back with more soon enough. Watch this space!

Another good way to get to know students from other universities and disciplines is our Innovation Semester, a unique cooperation format for young people. You can read more about it here. Usually, the courses are held in German, but don’t let that stop you. If you would like to participate, we will see how we can make it work for you.

Our member universities

All of our member universities maintain a broad network of international contacts and cooperations. Their students have the chance of going abroad and, likewise, the institutions are happy to receive international students. Don’t miss out on the chance to live in a true knowledge region – it might just turn out to be a real game changer!
Below, you will find a compilation of links that serve as a first starting point for international information regarding the universities in our network. In case you have any questions or need further assistance, please check out their respective homepages or see whom you can contact here. For universities that have various campuses, please check what options apply to the regional Düsseldorf study centres.

Did you know that …

… Düsseldorf has been mentioned in several Hollywood productions, for example in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”?

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