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, both in Essen and in Duisburg and Mühlheim, many housing options for their students, all dormitory options can be found here:

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

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


Course Overview

​Courses you can choose from: PDF

As soon as you have a spot at the University of Duisburg-Essen you will get access to the LSF portal and can create your own course schedule for your semester abroad.

Click here to go to the LSF portal 

Please make sure to choose the correct semester time on the top right of the page.