Check list (what to do in the first days)
Getting to Duisburg and Essen
Getting to the university by bus and train
Health insurance (Krankenversicherung)
Important phone numbers
Late arrivals (only relevant for ISE)
Opening a bank account
Orientation events for new students
Registration with the local authorities and residence permit
Student ID and self service terminals
Tuition fees (Studienbeitrag) and semester contribution
(Sozial- und Studierendenschaftsbeteitrag)
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our arrival in Germany
On arrival at the port of entry the immigration authorities will want to see the following:
Your letter of admission showing your enrolment at UDE (Visa Application Document)
They may also want to see medical documents showing evidence of immunizations or health checks if you have come from infected areas. (For example, checks for Tuberculosis are sometimes carried out).
Make sure these documents are presentable and easily accessible.
After that you may be asked to register with the Alien Authorities (Ordnungsamt) within 7 days of arrival. Ask Us for details of how to do this.
Getting to Duisburg/Essen Campus
The nearest airport is Düsseldorf International Airport. The distance from campus by car is about 30 minutes.
Trains are the most convenient public transportation option from Düsseldorf Airport. Düsseldorf Airport has two train stations. Most trains, including long-distance Inter-City Express trains (ICE) and local trains including some S-Bahn trains, stop at Bahnhof Düsseldorf Flughafen. Around 60 trains per day arrive from Cologne (Köln) and 120 from Duisburg – even more arrive from Düsseldorf itself.
The SkyTrain connects Bahnhof Düsseldorf Flughafen railway station with the airport terminal building. The SkyTrain is a fully automated monorail that covers the 2.5 km (1.6 miles) from the railway station to Düsseldorf Airport terminal building in less than 7 minutes. The SkyTrain runs every 3.5 to 7 minutes.
Main Railway Station of Düsseldorf Airport (Flughafen Bahnhof) is on the main line from Düsseldorf to Duisburg/Essen. Direct trains are available from Düsseldorf Airport to numerous cities including Düsseldorf (7 minutes), Cologne (Köln) (40 min), Bonn (65 min), Koblenz (2 hours), Berlin (4 hours), Duisburg (8 min), Essen (25 min), Dortmund (60 min), and Aachen (100 min). Further connections are available to all parts of Germany (and most of Europe) via Düsseldorf or Cologne (Köln) Main Station (Hauptbahnhof).
Quick Guide Steps...(with Pictures)
After arriving at Düsseldorf airport, you have to get to the railway station and get the train to Duisburg/Essen. When you have been through immigration and got your luggage, you enter the arrivals hall. From here you have to get the SkyTrain, a monorail, through the terminals until you reach the railway station at the airport. Then you get your ticket to Duisburg/Essen, and go down to the platform(normally platform no. 1 and 5).
Here's what you do...
Step 1 You have arrived! Got your luggage, you totter down the Arrivals ramp. Where now? Picture
Step 2 Look for this sign. You want THE SKYTRAIN! Through the door... Picture
Step 3 Hey! Up or down? Picture
Step 4 Up if you are going for the train Deutsche Bahn (DB) via SKYTRAIN! Picture
Step 5 The next SkyTrain arrives, wait for the doors to open. Picture
Step 6 Fantastic! It's a train IN THE SKY! Eventually you arrive at the station... Picture
Step 7 ... stepping out, you make your way down to the door at the end. Picture
Step 8 Just through the door, you immediately turn right. Follow that woman with the suitcase... Picture
Step 9 ... to the railway station ticket concourse. Those people are checking the trains. Just to their left is a ticket machine. Picture
Step 10 Here's the ticket machine. It's simple really, you just need to get the right code for Duisburg or Essen Main Station(Hbf). Picture
Step 11 After buying you ticket, punch it in the date stamper DING! Do it now. Picture
Step 12 Looking to our right now, we see the way to the platforms, and can you see those blue screens mid left? Picture
Step 13 Here they are. They show the next trains timings. Gleis means platform. Picture
Step 14 Typically it is Platform 5 you want. Hey look, the S1 is due for Duisburg/Essen! Picture
By Road from Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)
Düsseldorf International Airport is easily reached by road. It is on Highway (Autobahn) A44, exit 31. Travel time from downtown Düsseldorf (Centrum) can be as short as 10 minutes. Taxis to central Düsseldorf (Old Town or Main Station area) is around ~ 20 €,
Duisburg ~ 40 €, and to Essen ~ 48 €, for more detail visit Airport Taxi Rates.
Make sure you have a campus map.
There are many hotels in the Duisburg/Essen area if you or your's parents require a temporary place to stay. Book your room(s) well in advance for it can be hard to find rooms on short notice. The earlier you make your reservations with a nearby hotel/motel the better the price you will get. If you don't have a map, go to the Duisburg/Essen Information center (near Main Railway Station/Hauptbahnhof) and ask them for a map and any other information you might need.
Reporting to UDE
You should report to the UDE reception for registration on the day stated in your letter of enrolment. It is important that you bring the following with you:
Your letter of enrolment or Visa Application Document
Any tuition fees that are due.
Your passport (if you are a non-EU national).
Your address (with postcode) and telephone number in the Germany.
Your overseas/Home address.
Your original certificates and transcripts from your previous education.
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