Incoming Erasmus students at the Faculty of Physics

Erasmus stay at the Faculty of Physics



To participate in the Erasmus program and spend some time at the Faculty of Physics in Duisburg, you must apply at your home university. Your home university will select and nominate you. After that, the International Office of the University of Duisburg-Essen will contact you and inform you about the following procedure. Further information is given here.



Erasmus students can attend all lectures, seminars and laboratory classes offered at the Faculty of Physics. You can find the course catalogue here. Information and details about the courses, e.g. the ECTS-Credits that will be awarded, can be found in the most recent version of the Module Guides. There is a selection of classes offered in English language.

Changes in the learning agreement are possible within four weeks after the start of the semester.


Language Classes

The Institute for Optional Studies of the university offers a wide range of German language courses during the semester for students interested in improving their German.

The Studierendenwerk Essen-Duisburg (a student welfare services organization) organizes a Language Café.


Life in Duisburg


You will need to find a room for your stay. You can either look for private accommodation or apply for a place in the student residence halls.

The student residence halls are administered by the Studierendenwerk. The department of Physics is in Duisburg; thus, you should apply for a room in Duisburg. Please apply once you receive the letter of acceptance. Early application is strongly recommended. Further information and the online application form are available here.

Orientation days:

At the beginning of each semester the International Office organizes orientation days for new exchange students. You will be introduced to your new environment, the city and the university. You will receive information about the orientation days with the letter of acceptance. 



The International Office coordinates application and enrollment at the University of Duisburg-Essen. If you have any questions regarding the application procedure or enrollment, please contact the International Office.

Akademisches Auslandsamt/International Office

Campus Duisburg
Geibelstraße 41, SG-Gebäude
D-47057 Duisburg
Tel.: +49 (0)203 37-93704
Fax: +49 (0)203 37-93705