Study in German Language requirements
The language of instruction at the University of Duisburg-Essen is German with the exception of the international degree courses. So you must have a good command of German if you wish to complete your studies successfully, except for some courses. The majority of foreign applicants must pass the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" (DSH 2) before beginning their studies.
In case of admission to a doctoral programme a proof of German language proficiency is not necessary if the doctoral degree regulations accept alternative languages.