Step 6: Costs and Finance

Costs of Studying and Living

There are no tuition fees at University of Duisburg-Essen - this applies for international students as well. All students are, however, subject to a student body and social contribution fee per semester.

Information on living expenses in Germany can be found on the DAAD website.

External Scholarships

Some scholarship applications can often only be made in the student's home country. If you are already studying it Germany, it will usually be too late to make an application. Applications for funding should be made in the student's home country (for exceptions see the next section: Funding options in Duisburg-Essen).


UDE Scholarships

Prize for final thesis

In individual cases of social hardship, the Protestant Student Community (Evangelische Studentengemeinde, ESG), Catholic Student Community (Katholische Studentengemeinde, KOM) and the social advisory service (Sozialberatung) of the Studentenwerk may be able to provide assistance:

Protestant Student Community ESG - Duisburg ESG Essen

Catholic Student Community


KOM - CampusSegen
Social advisory service of the Studentenwerk

Sozialberatung Duisburg

Sozialberatung Essen

Social advisory service of the
General Students' Committee (AStA)

AStA Duisburg AStA Essen

A one-time allowance of 260 euros per child can be granted to students for babycare needs by the Duisburg-Essen University Foundation. The social advisory service of the Studentenwerk can assist with applications for birth allowance ("Geburtsbeihilfe").

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International Office

Campus Duisburg
Geibelstraße 41
47057 Duisburg

Campus Essen
Universitätsstr. 15
45117 Essen

Working during your studies?

If you want to work during you studies you will have to pay attention to several regulations. Please find further information on the DAAD website.