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    Germany: University of Duisburg-Essen

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    Germany: University of Duisburg-Essen

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    Germany: University of Duisburg-Essen


Designed as a five-week summer academy, students of business and economics are invited to study in Duisburg to gain experiential knowledge of the global economy. As part of the program, you will stay at hotel Rheinisher Hof for the duration of the program and travel to Berlin to enjoy several guided tours on the highlights of Germany’s capital city. 


Duisburg Essen


Duisburg combines the exciting flair of the Ruhrgebiet with the relaxed atmosphere of the Lower Rhine area. In between former coal and steel production plants and modern architecture, one can experience a mixture of culture, leisure and history. The inner harbor of Duisburg (the biggest inner harbor in the world) and the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord are nowadays popular venues for recreational activities. What used to be fallow ground (due to former industrial use) has come to be a fascinating ground for many cultural sites.

The landmark “tiger & turtle” – a roller-coaster walkabout grants a unique view above the city. Sophisticated minds will find stimulating impulses in the city theater, with the philharmonic orchestra or in the museums. Duisburg – city near the Rhine and the Ruhr. You can experience water in many ways throughout the city. With a harbor tour for instance or various sports and outdoor activities at the large green area Sportpark Duisburg which includes no less than six lakes. Duisburg has a population right around 500,000.



The program in Duisburg is only offered in the summer and is apart of the BEST Summer Academy. Each module consists of 3 different BEST courses. Each module is worth three US credits.

BEST Summer Academy is divided into two parts: Orientation (week one) and the actual Course Program (weeks two to five). The following is a sample schedule.

BEST Orientation (May 28 – June 03):
Monday: Arrival of BEST students, pick up service by local buddy students, evening reception
Tuesday: Introductory session, campus tour, city tour, welcome barbeque (with local students)
Wednesday: Orientation Day at Düsseldorf. Visit of the Federal Bank, State Parliament and Old Town.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: first German language sessions
Sunday: Excursion day to highlights of the Duisburg region. Visit of an old coal mine, a medieval castle, suspension railway, and much more!

BEST Course Program (June 4 – June 30):
The actual course program starts in week 2. BEST offers three modules: Business, Economics and German language. 

June 1-11 - Module: European Managerial Economics
June 11   Exam in European Managerial Economics
June 11-14 -  Excursion to Berlin
June 15-25 - Module: Business Administration in Europe
June 26 - Exam on BA in Europe
June 26 - Farewell Dinner
June 27 - Departure of BEST students

Credit Equivalents/Grade Conversion:

3 credits for each composite course

See http://www.bestsummeracademy.com/ for more information. 



Participant Info



Housing & Meals


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BEST provides housing for all students at the well-established hotel "Rheinischer Hof".  It is located within walking distance from the university campus (0.5 miles).  Every room is equipped with a TV and free high speed Wi-Fi Internet access. There is a seminar room available in the hotel for your homework and research. A laundromat service is right next to the hotel building.


The accommodation in a shared room includes breakfast and costs EURO 1,050 per person. Grocery stores, bars, restaurants, pharmacies, bakeries, and Laundromats are just around the corner. Also, microwaves and refrigerators will be provided. 

Summer School

Program Costs

Germany: University of Duisburg-Essen

Estimated Program Cost:


* estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors

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Cost of studying on-campus*

*per semester, estimated, will vary per person

Tuition & Fees:


Room & Board:




Personal Expenses:






Source: https://admissions.uni.edu/costs

Dates & Deadlines


App Deadline: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Program Dates: 
Monday, May 20, 2019 to Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to Study Abroad. Students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to Study Abroad:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
    • If your cumulative GPA is between 2.40 to 2.49, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (28 Gilchrist):
      • A letter of reference from your academic advisor supporting your pursuit of study abroad
      • An essay, which should explain why your cumulative GPA is below a 2.50, include how your cumulative GPA is stable or improving, a detailed plan for improving your academic performance a strong academic and/or personal interest in your study abroad location and/or course, and a compelling academic rationale for studying abroad.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old
  • Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements if applicable.
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.
  • All study abroad applicants must pass the Study Abroad Applicant Assessment with a score of 70% or greater.
  • Applicants may be selected for an in-person interview before being accepted. Selection for an interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program. You will be contacted directly by the Study Abroad Center if selected for an interview.