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University of Duisburg-Essen

Address: Forsthausweg 2, 47057 Duisburg, Germany

Description University of Duisburg-Essen

  • Established: 2003
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Duisburg and Essen, Germany
  • Rating: World 459
  • Language of instruction: English, German
  • Number of students: 43281.

The unification of the universities of Duisburg and Essen in 2003 allowed the founding of the state higher education institution University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). The university is the youngest university in Germany, but already occupies 34th place in the national ranking and is one of the most prestigious educational institutions. The University of Duisburg-Essen implements more than 230 programs for students from more than 130 countries, is a member of the International Research Universities Network (IRUN) and the European University Association (EUA).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Duisburg-Essen

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3-4 years.

Research-based innovative undergraduate study concepts allow graduates to receive quality fundamental higher education. Medicine, economics, technology, natural sciences and humanities are the main directions.

from 900 € / year


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1-2 years.

Master's programs of the university are characterized by a pronounced scientific orientation, focus on current issues, forms and research methods. Students acquire in-depth knowledge in the necessary field, which allows them to apply the appropriate scientific methods for independently solving complex problems. Master's programs at UDE focus on applied research in genetics and medical biotechnology, nanotechnology and urbanization systems. Graduates who have successfully completed master's degrees are given the opportunity to obtain a Master of Science (MSc) or Master of Arts (MA).

Events University of Duisburg-Essen

Students can enjoy a variety of cultural events:

  • University sports
  • Essen Student Orchestra
  • University choir
  • University Orchestra
  • Big band
  • Glassboth (theater group of the Universities of Duisburg-Essen and Bochum)
  • English Theater Duet (Duisburg University English Thespians)
  • Campus FM (University Radio).


  • University of Duisburg-Essen ranks 19th among the top 150 young universities in the world for Times Higher Education
  • UDE, as part of a strategic partnership with Dortmund (TU Dortmund) and Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), has launched the University Ruhr Alliance (UA Ruhr), which allows researchers to conduct joint research, educate students and span three continents
  • The university partners with more than 100 universities around the world.

Equipment University of Duisburg-Essen

The administrative center of the school is in Essen, and the main campus in

Duisburg. The university has its own library and a center for information and media services.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university is divided into semesters: the summer begins on April 1, the winter on October 1.

Additional expenses:

  • Semester fee: 305 €
  • Cost of living: 582 € -1122 € / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to undergraduate programs you must:

  • Studienkolleg and one or two courses of education in the specialty
  • TOEFL iBT 61, IELTS 4.0, DSH, Test DaF (for programs designed for 2 languages)
  • summary
  • reviews.

To enter the master's program you must:

  • document on higher education (min. level - bachelor)
  • TOEFL iBT 83, IELTS 6.0. DSH, Test DaF (for programs designed for 2 languages)
  • summary
  • reviews
  • letter of intent.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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