Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences
Peter Behrens School of Arts
Fachbereiche Architektur und Design

Incomings Architecture


Welcome to the Faculty of Architecture at the Peter Behrens School of Arts (PBSA) of the HS Düsseldorf. For our visiting international students, we are offering the following study programs:

As an exchange student, you are free to take classes from all of these study programs depending on your level of studies and interests. Please note that notall classes are offered in both winter and summer semester! Be careful in your course selection to check that. Also, important to note is that all lecture courses and most seminar courses are offered in German language only. Please choose these courses only if you are fluent in German. Most design labs and some seminars are accessible with English language skills. Some courses offered in the Faculty of Design are also available upon special request.

intra muros / extra muros (project week / excursion week)
During each semester, there is one week where all courses are paused. In the winter semester, all students then take part in different workshops which have a common theme that changes every year, this week is called intra muros (project week).
In the summer semester, there is the extra muros week (excursion week), where all students can choose from many different destinations to travel to and experience architecture, culture and urban design first hand. The destinations range from cities nearby to places all around the globe.
Information for prospective exchange students at HSD​




Michaela Petri
phone +49 211 4351–8125
Studierenden Support Center
room 02.1.028
building 2, 3rd floor
Münsterstrasse 156
40476 Düsseldorf
Ms. Petri is your partner at the international office, she is responsible for all things around your stay in Düsseldorf. For example:
• your application
• letter of acceptance
• pick-up service
• orientation weeks


Prof. Robert Niess
phone +49 211 4351-3104
building 6, 3rd floor, room 06.2.009
Münsterstrasse 156
40476 Düsseldorf
Prof. Niess is responsible for the exchange program at the faculty of architecture. He will help you with
• choosing your courses
• your learning agreement
• all questions concerning your studies and/or special issues


• all things around your tests and grades
• transcript of records


course performance​

time table