Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences
Zentrum für Weiterbildung und Kompetenzentwicklung
Centre for Training and Competence Development


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The ZWEK as well as individual departments offer students at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences a wide range of free language courses every semester.​


Language offer

We offer German as a foreign language, English, French, Arabic and Spanish, among many other languages. These range from A1 to C2, depending on the language. We also offer courses in German Sign Language.


Timetable as PDF

Here you can find a summary of all language courses of the university in Moodle​​​


ETS Authorized Test Center

You are interested in taking the TOEFL test and you want to prepare for it? Then you are at the right place.

English at the HSD​

Language tandem

Looking for a language learning partner? Then you have come to the right place. This project will hopefully be ready from summer semester 23.



Denise Llinás de Mahrenholtz

Campus Derendorf

Building 7 -  Ground floor

Room 07.E.002

Telephone office hours:
Mo to Thu          08.00 - 12.00 am

Phone.: +49 (0)211 4351-9310




The International Office inform you about the results.

Picking up language certificates

​Collecting certificates in person at the ZWEK (building 7, ground floor, office 002) is currently only possible:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m
​Before you make your way to us, please call us ( 0211 4351 -9309). We are a very small team and some of us do not work full time in the office.
Alternatively, we can send you the certificates by post if you send us a sufficiently addressed and stamped large envelope (1.55 Euro). 

Please provide us with the following data: Name, matriculation number, language course taken with level and the semester in which you took the course and address the letter to:

Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences
ZWEK Languages
z.Hd. Denise Mahrenholtz
Münsterstraße 156
40476 Düsseldorf

You can also hand in the envelope addressed to us at the HSD -Poststelle (04.E.011).

Thank you for your understanding.