Student representation and students associations

AStA – Student representation (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss)

The general student representation (Allgmeiner Studierendenausschuss) represents the interests of the student body at the University of Duisburg-Essen within and beyond the University. The AStA offers various assistances to students:

  • counselling on financial and legal issues in relation to your studies
  • assistance to students with children
  • Online job market
  • Online accommodation offers

AStA web page

Departmental student organisation (Fachschaften)

Each department has a departmental student organisation which is elected by the students of that department. It is made up of several students who represent the interests of all the students of that department. Departmental student organisations organise a wide range of activities, some also organises a so-called orientation week for freshmen.

During this week, students will tell you of their experiences of student life and about the practical aspects of studying: Timetables, regulations, requirements to be met, practical courses, etc.

List of departmental student organisations.

ISE Fachschaft

Under this link you can also find a list of other student organisation active within the university.


Initiatives and networks at UDE


International student organisations

These are important student networks which, apart from helping you to find new friends, might also be able to put you in touch with potential employers.



Cameroon Student Union Duisburg-Essen


  • To maintain and promote good academic standards amongst its members.
  • To promote our cultural heritage.
  • To promote co-operation amongst its members and assist in times of need.
  • To assist in academis and social projects in Cameroon.

More information and contact: