About the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)

The University of Duisburg-Essen was founded on January 1, 2003, through the merger of the Gerhard Mercator University of Duisburg and the University of Essen. With around 40,000 students from 130 nations, it is one of the ten largest German universities and has a broad, internationally oriented range of subjects.

It offers more than 240 bachelor's and master's degree programs.

Map of the Essen campus: PDF

Housing options

The University of Duisburg-Essen offers many housing options for their students in Essen, Duisburg and Mühlheim an der Ruhr.

An overview on all dormitory options can be found here: https://www.stw-edu.de/en/accommodation/student-residences/

Furthermore, you can also independently search for an apartment or shared apartment on the following sites:

Average monthly cost

Semester fee (one time payment)approx. 320€
Health insurance110€
Educational resources25€
Leisure activities100€


Course Overview

All courses that can be taken at UDE: PDF

As soon as your spot at the University of Duisburg-Essen has been allocated, you will receive access to the so-called "LSF-Portal". There you can create your own schedule for your semester abroad.

Click here to go to the LSF portal 

Please make sure to select the correct semester in the portal at the top right first!