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!

For information regarding the Corona pandemic, please see our  website.                      It is being updated on a regular basis.

Classes held in English- winter semester 2020/2021

English classes winter semester 2020_2021.pdf

Classes held in English- summer semester 2020

Summer 20 English classes

This is a list of the coming English classes in summer semester 2020. Classes will start in April 2020. ​

Usually we publish our list of courses by mid July for the following winter semester and mid January for the following summer semester.

Classes held in English - winter semester 2019/2020

 Winter 19/20 English classes

This list presents the coming classes held in english in the winter semester 2019/2020 starting in September 2019.

Course content​ 

2019 Course content_taught in English

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, so we can reserve a place for you.

Click here to see the overview of courses offered in English at the Faculty of Design.

Click here to see the overview of Social Work / Social Pedagogy course contents 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 list of courses of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies.

Information sheet on how to enrol for a class:

Find out how to sign up for the courses once you have arrived in Düsseldorf:


Teaching weeks at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies

We offer block sessions and long-term courses:

  • There are block sessions (called blockwochen) during the first two weeks and the last two weeks of the semester.
  • Summer Semester (SS) 2020:
  • Block I: 18.05.2020–22.05.2020
    Block II: 06.07.2020–17.07.2020
  • Winter Semester (WS) 2020/2021
  • Block I: 19.10.2020 – 14.11.2020
    Block II: 01.02.2021 – 12.02.2021
  • The duration of a block session is usually 5 days. Most of the block sessions have preparatory or follow-up meetings that can be compulsory.

  • There are also long-term courses that take place throughout the regular teaching weeks                  (SS20: 20.04.2020 – 03.07.2020)
  • (WS20/21: 16.11.2020 – 29.01.2021).

The teaching weeks of the next semesters and lecture-free days are available here.

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

Overview for incoming exchange students

UsefuI information for your stay in Düsseldorf

Leisure activities

If you have any questions, please don´t hesitate to contact us!

* According to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEF).

Get in Touch

Sandra Lerchen
Departmental Advisor for International Cooperation

Chanrina Douk
Student Assistant

Building 3
Room ​03.2.012

T +49 211 4351 3343

Open office hours (no appointment necessary):
Due to the pandemic instead of real meetings we can offer virtual meetings via videocalls.

Just get in touch to make an appointment!

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