Please note that the university itself does not run any halls of residence. The student residence halls in Duisburg and Essen are administered by the Studentenwerk (a student welfare services organisation). The application for the student residences has to be made in advance and can only be made by students who are going to study at the University of Duisburg-Essen for at least one semester. You can find more information here. The global IO assists you for your housing application as well: link.
If you are looking for accommodation for less than one semester, please take a look at the following websites:
- Facebook group "Accommodation in Duisburg and Essen"
- wg-gesucht.de (shared apartments)
- immowelt.de (shared apartments)
- UDE link collection (in German)
Do not make any room reservations until you have received the letter of acceptance.
In some cases the Mercator IO is able to recommend you private accommodation e.g. private room/guest family. Please contact the team.