Prospective Students

Offers for pupils

Campus Duisburg

The Faculty of Computer Science at the Duisburg Campus offers schools, teachers and pupils many opportunities to find out about computer science and studying computer science.

  • Orientation lectures
  • Laboratory visits
  • Pupil study/taster session

Orientation lectures

A course or a class comes to the university together with a teacher and we give a lecture about the study options or hold a small sample lecture. Afterwards, there are plenty of opportunities to ask questions about studying computer science. By arrangement, there is also the possibility of a lecturer visiting the school directly. If you are interested, please contact the relevant student counselling service at any time:

Laboratory visits

There are several well-equipped laboratories and computer rooms in the faculty where our research can be illustrated in an exciting way. We are happy to offer guided tours on request at above student counselling service.

Pupil study/taster session

For some time now, pupils from the surrounding schools have been attending lectures at the Duisburg campus and also taking part in the tutorial exercises and examinations. Credits acquired in this way can then be counted towards a later degree programme. Further information is available here at the ABZ.
For further information, you are also welcome to contact the respective examination board chairpersons or subject advisors of the degree programmes.

MINT Self-Assessment Test

A self-assessment test was designed for prospective students of "Applied Computer Science" at the Duisburg Campus as part of the BMBF-funded project MINTroduce. You can find this test here in Moodle. In order to be able to take this test, you must first create a guest account in Moodle. If you are already a registered student, you can log in with your ZIM ID.

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Campus Essen

Pupils who are in the upper school can take part in various events at the faculty early on and thus find out in good time whether studying computer science or business informatics is the right thing to do.

Trial study

The trial programme is offered every winter semester and offers the opportunity to attend introductory lectures in the afternoon, which usually last 90 minutes. In this way, you can already get to know the contents of the programme, the lecturers and the university itself. In addition, the trial study programme is a good opportunity to get a general overview of the programme by talking to lecturers and to make contact with other prospective students. You can find more information about the trial programme here at the ABZ.

Student lectures

Is it possible to study while still at school? No problem! Some lectures and courses can be attended while still at school. If you pass the exam, the examination performance will be fully recognised at the beginning of your studies. Lectures for pupils are offered in the winter semester as well as in the summer semester.
The current list of student lectures with all events can be found here at the ABZ. If you have any questions about the student programme, please contact the following persons:

Offers for school classes

School classes have the opportunity to discover the research environment of computer science and business informatics. Lectures, seminars and practicals explain the structure of a computer science degree and show how research is carried out here. Teachers who would like to find out more with their school classes will find the right contacts here:

University Info Day

In February or March of each year, the University of Duisburg-Essen organises an information day for pupils, where the faculty also introduces itself and provides insights into studying computer science/business informatics. Many schools in the Ruhr region give interested pupils free tuition on this day, as long as they provide proof of their attendance. Pupils can obtain proof of attendance on site at the respective campus.
You can find more information about the Uni Info Day here at the ABZ.