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.

Please check out the Guide for international exchange students​ and the HSD information sheet.​

Classes held in English- plan for the whole year  and learning outcomes​

​Course overview learning outcomes for exchange students

Classes held in English - winter semester 2022/23

draft (to be confirmed)

• Experimental Detours through everyday Spaces (Course code: G5)
• Social and Personality Psychology (Course code: A2.1)
• International Teamworking Skills (Course code: A2.2)
• Introduction to Children´s Rights  (Course code: A3.1)
• Sociological Perspectives on Contemporary Theories of Social Justice (Course code A3.1)
• The Right to the City: Equality, Sustainability and Participation in Urban Realm (Course code: A5.1 or A5.2)
• Theories, Perspectives and Values of Community Music (Course code: A5.1 or A5.2)
• International Perspectives on Social Work and Pedagogy - Part 2 (Course code: SP9.2)
• Elective module (Course code: WM.1 or WA.1)

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

Classes held in English - last semesters

English classes winter semester 2021_2022

English classes summer semester 2021

English classes winter semester 2020_2021

English classes summer semester 2020

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.

Teaching weeks at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies

Semester structure:
Winter semester: always 01.09. of each year until end of February of the next year.
Summer semester: always 01.03. until end of August.

This is just the semester period and classes will not take place from beginning until the end, but during a defined period of time.

We offer block- and long-term courses:

  • There are intensive classes  (called "Blockwochen") during the first two weeks and the last two weeks of the semester. 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 classes that take place throughout the regular teaching weeks   ​
  • Winter Semester 2021/2022 (01.09.2021-28.02.2022)
    • Block I:  27.09.2021 – 08.10.2021
    • Longterm-classes: 11.10.2021 – 21.01.2022

    • Block II: 24.01.2022 – 04.02.2022

  • Summer Semester 2022 (01.03.2022 - 31.08.2022)
    • Block I:  21.03.2022 – 01.04.2022
    • Longterm classes: 04.04.2022 – 01.07.2022

    • Block II: 04.07.2022 – 15.07.2022

  • Winter Semester 2021/2022: 
  • Autumn break:
    18.10.2021 – 22.10.2021
  • Winter break:
    24.12.2021 – 04.01.2022

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
International Relations Office

(Faculty of Social Aciences and Cultural Studies)

Eva Grütgen
Student Assistant

Building 3
Room ​03.2.012

T +49 211 4351 3343

Open office hours:
We offer virtual meetings via MS Teams.or live at the University.

Just get in touch to make an appointment!

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