University of Duisburg-Essen: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    The University of Duisburg-Essen is one of the largest universities located in Ruhr Metropolitan region, Germany. The University of Duisburg-Essen was founded in 1654 and re-established on 1 January 2003, as a merger of the Gerhard Mercator University of Duisburg and the University of Essen.

    The University of Duisburg-Essen is globally recognized as a public research University having 5 profile focal points in the research. The University does not discriminate on grounds of caste, race, religion or sex and provides equal opportunities to all its students.

    University of Duisburg-Essen Campus

    The University also teaches to develop sustainable designs and solutions to its students. The University offers a broad spectrum of subjects ranging from Humanities, Social Sciences, education, economics, engineering, natural Sciences and medicines through a total of over 230 courses of study. The University nurtures around 42,294 students from over 130 countries out of which 19% of the students are international students out of which 63% are Asians through its 11 departments.

    University of Duisburg-Essen Rankings

    The University is ranked as:

    • Third in a global comparison of the performance of best universities founded since the turn of Millennium.
    • 14th among the best 200 universities worldwide younger than 50 years old by Times Higher Education ranking.
    • Cultivate partnerships with more than a hundred universities all over the world.


    Type Public
    Campus setting Urban
    Application portal Online
    Academic calendar Semester-based
    Intake Session Summer/winter
    Public funding 363.00 million Euros
    External funding 137.20 million Euros
    Cost of Attendance No tuition fees charged; 319.11 Euros social and student body fee
    Total No. of students 42,294
    Financial aid Grants, scholarships, loans
    Admission helpdesk Tel: +49 (0)203-379 3704/ 2304

    University of Duisburg-Essen Campus

    • The University's main campus is situated in the heart of the metropolitan city of Ruhr in Germany.
    • The university possesses two green and compact campuses that are diverse and rich in culture.
    • The University Campus has a world-class infrastructure including fully-furnished classrooms, lecture theatres, auditoriums, libraries, Laboratories, computer labs, printing center, cafeterias, canteens, etc.
    • Students can join various student clubs and organizations in the fields of sports, music, theatre, radio and newspaper, cinema, religious communities, political communities etc. To ensure extra-curricular participation among themselves.
    • The cities of Duisburg and Essen are a hub of student attracting activities with various famous landmarks to visit.
    • Moreover, the Ruhr Metropolis is full of surprises and is also known as the European capital of culture.

    University of Duisburg-Essen Residence

    • The University of Duisburg-Essen does not offer any dormitory places to its students.
    • However, students wishing to find an accommodation facility in the city are required to contact the studierendenwerk housing Association which offers dormitories and guest houses in Essen and Duisburg.
    • There are around 19 dormitories offered by this association with more than 2500 fully furnished Dorm rooms with all basic amenities including electricity, water, heating, internet connection, common lounge, common Kitchen, etc.
    • Moreover, there are several other organizations offering accommodation facilities to the students of Duisburg and Essen
    • Students looking for accommodation facilities in the cities of Duisburg and Essen are required to apply online for the same at respective associations’ websites.

    University of Duisburg-Essen Programs

    • University of Duisburg-Essen offers around 230 courses under its bachelor’s, Master’s, doctoral and State examination courses curriculum.
    • You can choose from numerous degree programs as well as teacher training and medicine.
    • The university offers a broad spectrum of subject ranges from Humanities, Social Sciences, economics, education, engineering, natural Sciences and medicines being the most popular among them.
    • The university offers special International Studies in Engineering (ISE) courses to cover a wider spectrum of engineering disciplines.
    • The university also offers dual degree programs.
    • Almost 63% of the students studying at the university belong to Asian countries.
    • The graduates of Finance Control & Strategy get a maximum starting package post completing their course.
    • Other popular courses include Advanced General Dental Practice (M.Sc.), Business Administration - Energy and Finance (M.Sc.), Chemistry (B.Sc.), Chemistry (M.Sc.), etc.

    University of Duisburg-Essen Application process

    How to apply?

    Application portal: Online via uni-assist (for bachelors applicants) and via UDE applicant portal (for masters applicants)

    Application fee: No

    Application Deadlines: January 15 (for the summer semester) and July 15 (for the winter semester).

    Document requirements for international bachelor degree program applicants

    1. Secondary School qualification certificate or equivalents
    2. University entrance exam if applicable
    3. A bachelor degree only for Masters applicants
    4. Complete certain study achievements in some cases
    5. Proof of English language (A TOEFL-test (internet-based) with a score of 100 points, an IELTS test with a band score of 7.5)
    6. Proof of further language skills
    7. International students need good German language skills for the Master's Programme "Urban Culture, Society and Space" because most of the courses are offered in German.
    8. A copy of valid passport
    9. Health Insurance

    University of Duisburg-Essen Cost of attendance

    • The University of Duisburg-Essen does not charge any tuition fees from its national and international students.
    • However, each student is required to pay the social and student body fee per semester which is 319.11 Euros
    • The social and student body fee consists of mobility contribution ticket which is 208.38 Euros social contribution for studierendenwerk 95 EUR and student body fee of 15.73 EUR
    • The other expenses for international students living in Germany include food, clothing, leisure and miscellaneous expenses depending on the lifestyle of an individual. Approx. living expenses include:
    • Rent- 323 Euros
    • Food- 168 Euros
    • Transport & Communication- 94 Euros
    • Work/study material- 20 Euros
    • Leisure material- 61 Euros

    University of Duisburg-Essen Financial aid for international students

    • University offers various financial aids to its international students planning to study in Germany including scholarships, grants and loans.
    • There are various scholarships offered by various foundations and institutions.
    • Moreover, the University of Duisburg-Essen also offers various scholarships to its students based on merit and needs of the individual students.

    Types of scholarships at University of Duisburg-Essen

    • Study Scholarships - Master Studies for All Academic Disciplines • DAAD
    • Research Grants – Short-Term Grants • DAAD
    • Research Grants – One-Year Grants for Doctoral Candidates • DAAD
    • Research Grants – Doctoral Programs in Germany • DAAD

    Students are needed to apply for the specific scholarship which they want to seek.

    University of Duisburg-Essen Alumni

    • The university has a vast alumni network of graduate professionals. It offers many growing opportunities to the graduates.
    • The maximum paid University of Duisburg-Essen’ alumni & graduates are Finance Control & Strategy professionals.
    • The average salary received by then is 118,000 Euros annually.

    Some of the notable alumni of the university include:

    • Gorden Wagener, the chief design officer for Daimler AG
    • Cornelius Boersch, serial entrepreneur and business angel
    • Osagie Ehanire, Nigerian medical doctor and politician
    • Petra Kammerevert, German politician
    • Suzie Kerstgens, German singer

    University of Duisburg-Essen Placement

    • The university career service team guides and mentors its students covering various ranges of topics.
    • The job market of the University of Duisburg-Essen advertises more than 200 new jobs and internship offers per month.
    • Career service team helps the students to find a job well suited to them based on their individual needs and desires.
    • The university career service team acts as a mediator between the employers and the university's graduates.
    • It also organizes various job fairs and job markets to provide a platform to both its students and the employers.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    M.Sc Automation and Safety
    winter (15th Jul 2020)
    summer (15th Jan 2020)
    M.Sc Computational Mechanics
    winter (15th Jul 2020)
    summer (15th Jan 2020)
    B.Sc Computer Engineering
    winter (15th Jul 2020)
    B.Sc Business Informatics
    winter (20th Aug 2020)

    Master of Science [M.Sc] Automation and Safety

    2 years
    On Campus
    English, German
    Full Time
    Application Deadline: 15 Jul, 2020
    Application Deadline: 15 Jul, 2020

    Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Computer Engineering

    3 years
    On Campus
    German, English
    Full Time
    Exam Scores: TOEFL85|IELTS6
    Application Deadline: 15 Jul, 2020

    Master of Science [M.Sc] Econometrics

    2 years
    Joint Program, On Campus
    Full Time
    Application Deadline: 15 Jul, 2020

    Master of Science [M.Sc] Embedded Systems Engineering

    2 years
    On Campus
    German, English
    Full Time
    Application Deadline: 15 Jul, 2020


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    8.5 /10

    My sister's friend had suggested to me this college as he also graduated from here and now is doing great and working at a top-notch company. He is also earning a handsome amount of money. I was attracted to his growth and decided to opt for this university. I applied online through the uni-assist app for € 75.

    Fees :

    The University of Duisburg-Essen does not charge us any tuition fees. However, a semester contribution of approximately € 200 was paid by me twice every year. I think I paid an average cost for my studies.

    9 /10 academic/food
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    7 /10 accomodation
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    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.8 /10

    Right from the beginning of the course, I was sanctioned to take my own decisions. I was also provided with the labs for practical research work. This independence of work provided by the university has helped me to understand the topics better. I applied to the university with the help of an application form.

    Fees :

    Being an international student I was not required to submit the tuition or semester fee. I just paid an amount for Sozial- und Studierendenschaftsbeitrag.

    9 /10 academic/food
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    9 /10 accomodation
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    8 /10 extracurricular

    University of Duisburg-Essen Admissions

    Summer Deadlines

    January 15

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    Winter Deadlines

    July 15

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    Forsthausweg 2, 47057 Duisburg

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    • Train Station
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    Bus Station

    Duisburg Uni Nord0.33 km
    Duisburg Uni Nord0.34 km
    Duisburg Uni Nord0.34 km
    Duisburg Uni Nord-Lotharstr.24.07 km
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    Stern-Apotheke1.42 km
    Bahnhof-Apotheke2.20 km
    Schwanen-Apotheke2.36 km
    Regatta Apotheke3.73 km
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    Train Station

    DB International GmbH1.88 km
    Duisburg2.05 km
    Duisburg Schlenk3.35 km
    Duisburg-Meiderich Ost4.56 km
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    Super Market

    dm2.75 km
    METRO3.16 km
    LIDL3.55 km
    real,-4.03 km
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    Book Store

    Buch- und Medienversand Peter Metzler0.93 km
    Tausendundein Buch0.99 km
    Comic-Treff Duisburg1.34 km
    Buchhandlung Folgner GmbH4.38 km
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    Luftrettungszentrum Christoph 95.34 km
    Fahrservice Flore (Die Alternative zum Taxi)7.15 km

    Shopping Mall

    Blumenladen1.90 km
    Einkaufsbahnhof Duisburg Hbf1.91 km
    AverdunkCentrum Duisburg2.01 km
    Medienzentrum Duisburg2.05 km
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