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Universität Duisburg-Essen

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Founded in 2003, the Universität Duisburg-Essen (University of Duisburg-Essen) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Essen (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), North Rhine-Westphalia. This institution also has a branch campus in Duisburg. Officially recognized by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia), Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational German higher education institution. Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. The acceptance rate range is 100% making this German higher education organization a non-selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UDE also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Universität Duisburg-Essen's Control Typepublic


Universität Duisburg-Essen's Entity Typenon-profit


Universität Duisburg-Essen' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Universität Duisburg-Essen's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenon-selective

University Identity

Name (English) University of Duisburg-Essen
Acronym UDE
Founded 2003 Origins date back to 1654
Motto Offen im Denken
Open minded
Colours Blue and white

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University Location

Address Universitätsstrasse 2
45141 North Rhine-Westphalia
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Universität Duisburg-Essen Phone Number +49 (201) 183 1
Universität Duisburg-Essen Fax Number +49 (201) 183 2151
Other locations Duisburg

Study Areas / Degree Levels


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Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Universität Duisburg-Essen's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Universität Duisburg-Essen's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Universität Duisburg-Essen's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Universität Duisburg-Essen.

Universität Duisburg-Essen: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Universität Duisburg-Essen's admission information.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Universität Duisburg-Essen a selective admission policy? None, open admission policy.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Universität Duisburg-Essen's acceptance rate range is 100% making this institution a non-selective higher education institution.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Duisburg-Essen has more than 7900 international students.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Admission Office Admission Office

Universitätsstrasse 2 T02 S00 L12
Essen 45141
(201) 183 2014

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Universität Duisburg-Essen.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universität Duisburg-Essen has an enrollment range of 40,000-44,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 900-999 academic employees (Faculty).

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Control Type Control Type

Universität Duisburg-Essen is a public higher education institution.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Entity Type Entity Type

Universität Duisburg-Essen is a non-profit higher education institution.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Universität Duisburg-Essen does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Universität Duisburg-Essen's main facilities:

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Universität Duisburg-Essen's main services:

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Universität Duisburg-Essen's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


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Universität Duisburg-Essen's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Universität Duisburg-Essen is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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  • Accreditation Agency for Degree Programmes in Engineering, Informatics/Computer Science, the Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASIIN)
  • Agency for Quality Assurance by Accreditation of Study Programmes (AQAS)
  • Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA)
  • Accrediterungs-, Certifizierungs- und Qualitätssicherungs-Institut (ACQUIN)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universität Duisburg-Essen 's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Elektrochemischer Forschungsinstitutionen e.V. (AGEF)
  • International association for physical education in higher education (AIESEP)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Medienzentren an Hochschulen e.V. (AMH)
  • Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen (AQAS)
  • Akkreditierungsverbund für Ingenieurstudiengänge e.V. (AVI)
  • Center of Maritime Technologies e.V. (CMT)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Evaluation e.V. (DeGEval)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft e.V. (GMW)
  • Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK)
  • Innovationsallianz der NRW-Hochschulen e.V.
  • International Research Universities Network (IRUN)
  • Landesrektorenkonferenz NRW (LRK)
  • NanoMat
  • Société Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (SEFI)
  • German Society for Maritime Technology e.V. (STG)
  • University alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr)
  • Zentren für Kommunikation und Informationsverarbeitung in Lehre und Forschung e.V (ZKI)

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

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Social Media

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