With students from 130 countries enrolled at the University Duisburg-Essen, English is increasingly replacing German as the language of instruction.
The UDE has developed four interdisciplinary research clusters, in which our scientists accomplish outstanding work.
The International Office is the central service office for international contacts of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).
We offer support and guidance for international students, post-graduates and other applicants who are interested in our courses of studies. We especially advise them on matters of application and enrolment, and we are in charge of all matters concerning the admission of international students.
Admission to higher education does not automatically come with an offer of a place in a student residence as is common in other countries. This means that you are responsible for organising your own accommodation. There are different ways of finding a room or an apartment.
The Centre for Information and Media Services, ZIMZIM is acting as a central service unit for all members of the University of Duisburg-Essen. It was founded in order to boost the core competences of the computing and media centres, the data processing units of the university administration and the library by merging them into one organisation.
Accommodation will be offered in single rooms with private bathrooms (shower and toilet), desk, refrigerator, pre-paid phone, TV and WLAN internet access, which can be used free of charge exclusively by the guests of the Bildungshotel. The University of Essen can be reached, due to the central location of the Bildungshotel, in a 10 minute walk. The tram stop for public transportation is just in front of the Bildungshotel and offers a good connection to the main station of Essen.The hotel offers a free weekly bathroom cleaning service and changing of used linen and towels. Washing machines and dryer are provided for private use.
You can get active in a whole range of sports at the university. Often your health insurance company supports you financially when you do some sports regularly. At best ask directly your health insurance company.
Student Council (AStA)Right in the thick of things (and not just on campus): the AStA represents the students' interests in matters of university politics and social welfare. Inside the university the AStA presents the students' position to the Senate and the Rector's Office. Outside of the university it asserts their interests at the Ministry in Düsseldorf. Furthermore, the AStA promotes student culture and university sports and offers advisory and other services covering all aspects of student life.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
The courses in the study programme for Anglophone Studies are very interesting and the professors come from all over the world (US, Canada, England, Scotland,...) so you learn directly from native speakers. Studying is fun and I really enjoy it. Now the university: at times it can be quite unstructured/unorganized which can be really annoying. Also, there is always...
Student life in Duisburg could be better, due to the fact that a lot of students don't live in Duisburg and come here to study.
- people were overfriendly and supportive - nothing i would change