Heinrich-Heine University of Dusseldorf

Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf

About the University

The Heinrich-Heine University of Dusseldorf was instituted in 1965 as the inheritor organization to Dusseldorf’s Medical Academy. The university forms the backbone of Dusseldorf’s academic reputation. Despite its recent establishment, it has obtained a status usually associated with older universities rich in tradition. Currently, there are around 35,000 students pursuing studies from the university including 40% of international students.

Heinrich-Heine University of Dusseldorf
Heinrich-Heine University of Dusseldorf

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University Ranking

According to the current analysis, the University is 349 of 14,160 in the World, 135 of 2,789 in Europe, 30 of 370 in Germany, 6 of 65 In North Rhine-Westphalia, 1 of 6 in Dusseldorf. Besides, it holds 45th rank out of 1,091 in Neurosurgery and the top 50% for 117 other topics.


Jobs/internships near the University

Students can work or join internships if they want to earn simultaneously with their studies. There are many companies in Dusseldorf for jobs and internships such as Sitel GmbH, Voi Technology Germany, M7M Software, and many more, which students can find easily on online sites. Students can also work in the university as HiWi. Part-time jobs are also easily available near the university in local stores, bakeries, shops, and call centers.

House and Accommodation

Students can apply at student residences for on-campus accommodation. Other options are also there, as they can opt for private accommodation in form of single or shared flats near the university. An average cost of rent does not exceed 600EUR/month for accommodation. However, rent varies according to distinct places and preferences of students.

Cost of Living

Expenses of living merely depend on the students according to their needs. In general, the average cost of all expenses is around 750-900 EUR/month. The cost of some basic needs such as food is around 100-150 EUR/month and for public transport, it’s generally 40-100 EUR/month (free for enrolled students).

CategoryExpensive City [in Euro]Average [in Euro]Small town [in Euro]Comments
Rent 500375200Depending on the location
Semester Fees350200110Per semester
Transportation000The cost of transportation is already included in the semester fees.
Public Insurance110110110Insurance does not depend on cities.
Private Insurance353535you can choose either public or private insurance.
Radio Bill18.3618.3618.36Per month
Mobile20158Mobile bill does not depend on cities. Usually it cost 8-20 euro per month
Groceries220200160Depending on your choice
Miscellaneous200150100Depending on your choice
Total [with Public Insurance]1,4181,068.36706.36Per month
Total [with Private Insurance]1,343993.63631.36Per month

Courses offered by The Heinrich-Heine University of Dusseldorf

Following are the Bachelor’s and Master’s courses offered by the University:-

Places to visit near the University

Although there are many places to visit near The Heinrich-Heine University of Dusseldorf, the most famous of them are:-

  • Botanical Garden of the Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf- It is a botanical garden measured 8 hectares occupied by the University of Dusseldorf, established in 1974.
  • Rhine Tower- It is a 240.5-meter-high concrete telecommunications tower in Dusseldorf, inaugurated on 1 December 1981.
  • Hoofgarten- It is a garden build in 1613–1617 same as the style of an Italian Renaissance garden.
  • Südpark- It is one of the large parks in the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital Düsseldorf, located in the districts of Oberbilk and Westen, bordering Holthausen.

The university’s reputation as the academic basis of the state is well found. Its campus is home to the state library, ULB Düsseldorf. The library acts as both a university and state library, where scientific resources and regional literature can be found simultaneously. It also boasts of notable alumni like politician Annette Schavan and scientist Karl Lauterbach. 

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