Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich Sozial- & Kulturwissenschaften
Faculty of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies!

Classes held in English:

Usually our class offer is planned until middle of July for the following winter semester and middle of January for the following summer semester.

If you need to prepare your Learning Agreement before, you may choose the module with the help of the course content list.

Classes held in English - summer semester 2019

If you need help preparing your Learning Agreement, please contact us.

It is also possible to attend classes from the Faculty of Design. Please let us know in advance to reserve a place for you.

click here to see the overview of offered classes

Course content overview in German can be found here:

Course Content Social Work/ Social Pedagogy in German

If you have a good knowledge of German (at least B2) and you want to attend a class taught in German, please contact our office to see if this is possible. You get an overview of all the classes taught in German in the lecture directory of the university.

Information sheet on how to enroll for a class:

Here you can download an information sheet about how to sign up for the courses once you arrived in Düsseldorf:


Semester period at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies

Courses at our Faculty take place in two different manners:

  • There are intense courses (called "Blockwochen") in the first two weeks and the last two weeks of the semester.
  • For WS (=winter semester) 2018/2019:
    Block I: 24.09.2018–05.10.2018
    Block II: 28.01.2019–08.02.2019

  • For SS (=summer semester) 2019:
    Block I: 25.03.2019–05.04.2019
    Block II: 08.07.2019–19.07.2019

  • Intense courses usually last for one of these weeks (5 days). Most of them have preparatory or follow-up meetings that can be compulsory.
  • There are long term courses that take place throughout the regular semester (WS: 08.10.2018–25.01.2019 & SS:  08.04.2019-05.07.2019).

The semester period of the next semesters and lecture-free days are always published here.

For general information about your stay in Düsseldorf, the application and the enrollment, please check the website of the central International Office (for all faculties):
Website HSD International Office

UsefuI Information for your stay in Düsseldorf


If there are questions, please don´t hesitate to contact us!


Sandra Lerchen
Departmental Advisor for International Cooperation

Tobias Parnitzke
Student Assistant

Building 3
Room ​03.2.012

Tel.:+49 211 4351 3343

Open office hours (no appointment necessary):
during lecture period (September 24 until February 8): Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Please note we are working part-time. Office days are Tuesdays - Thursdays.

Please feel free to contact us for an appointment .