IPS International students

International students at the IPS

The University of Duisburg-Essen is located in the middle of a region with the largest number of educational institutions per square kilometre in Europe. About 39,000 students are enrolled at the university; with its 3,400 academic and non-academic staff, it is one of the most important employers in the Ruhr region. The university is the youngest in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and belongs to the ten largest universities in Germany.
The Ruhr area with its multitude of museums, cultural venues and sports facilities offers an incomparable cultural and living experience. It is not without reason that in 2010 the city of Essen and the Ruhr area became the “European Capital of Culture”. Thanks to the close crosslinking of cities every metropolis of the region can be reached within a short amount of time.

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Visting our Institute via ERASMUS

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Once you have been selected and nominated by your home university you have to apply at the International Office of the University Duisburg-Essen. You find further information and the application form here. Please contact also the ERASMUS-departmental coordinator.


Please note that the University itself does not run any halls of residence. The student residence halls are administered by the Studentenwerk (a student welfare services organisation). As an ERASMUS-student you can apply at the Studentenwerk of the University Duisburg-Essen for a room in a student hall of residence. The Studentenwerk runs 15 halls of residence in Duisburg and Essen. Most of the rooms are furnished and the rent includes electricity, water and heating.

A timely application is absolutely necessary in order to reserve a room!

We strongly recommend to make your accommodation arrangements in advance. Please use the online application form for your room reservation.

On the application form you can choose whether you want to apply for a room in Duisburg or Essen. As nearly all courses of the Institute of Political Science - apart from teacher training courses - are taught in Duisburg we recommend to opt for a room in Duisburg. Please indicate on the application form that you are an ERASMUS-student.

The UDE's International Office recommends that ERASMUS students should not make any room reservations until they have received the letter of acceptance from the University.


An ERASMUS-stay in Germany is an excellent opportunity to improve your language skills. The University Duisburg-Essen offers a wide range of german language courses. Most of them are free of charge. Further more you can participate in the language tandem program.
The International Office will provide you on time with further information on language courses. Please note that most of the courses at the Institute of Political Science are held in German. However, the Institute of Political Science offers some courses in English each semester in its BA and MA programs.


The International Office is responsible for the administrative procedures concerning your ERASMUS-stay at the University of Duisburg-Essen. If you have any questions concerning the application procedure, enrollment or language courses please contact Ms. Verena Heuking (Campus Duisburg) or Ms. Ira Terwyen (Campus Essen).
With all questions concerning courses and the preparation of your individual study plan or learning agreement, please contact your departmental ERASMUS coordinator.


For Contact information see here: 

Institute of Political Science

Departmental ERASMUS-Coordinator
Carolin Rosenberg
Phone: +49 (0)203 379 2197
Room: LK 075
Webpage: Departmental Coordinating Office
E-mail: carolin.rosenberg@uni-due.de

International Office

Contact-Person ERASMUS-Incomings (Campus Duisburg)
Verena Heuking
Building SG (Geibelstraße), Office No. 034
Phone: +49 (0)203 379 4493
E-mail: verena.heuking@uni-due.de

Contact-Person ERASMUS-Incomings (Campus Essen)
Laura Seidel
Building SG (Geibelstraße), Office No. 120
Phone: +49 (0)203 379 1337
E-mail: laura.seidel@uni-due.de