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The Mercator Office forms the physical presence of the University Duisburg Essen (UDE) Germany in South East Asia's elite universities; Universitas Indonesia (UI) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Learn more here..

What Our Students Are Saying?

Freshman Year was an amazing year, I've managed to enter into a fantastic uni and the freshman year has done it at very best to prepare me not just for uni but to be able to go through my everyday life in Germany. Yes, German language is still a barrier however I personally feel the barrier is much smaller and I’m now at least able to understand and have conversations with Germans. Thanks so much for the experience as well as the learning opportunity” - Rion Ng (Freshman 2015-16)

“My experience and lifestyle in Germany: Public transportation the best - I took train almost everywhere I go especially if I would like to travel around NRW (a region in Germany) since my student ID is valid for free ride around the region. The taxi drivers were so polite and they were willing to help you anytime. One cent is actually valuable - The biggest impact of this program for me is how to manage my money. I start to do price comparison when buying groceries, making a list of what to buy and follow exactly what I wrote on it. Education system - UDE basically doesn't just teach you what is important in the exam. It teaches you what is important for your future. I love how I enjoy studying, how I enjoy to go to class, how I enjoy to think something out of the box rather than focusing on what should I do to score in the final exam. Oldies are cute - German adults are super friendly. They appreciate your effort to learn and understand what they wanted to say in German, even by saying a simple German word like ‘Danke’ or ‘Guten Tag’, they’ll be pleased and praise us for our efforts. I love this kind of attitude it gives you the motivation to do better. Always be minded - Similar to Malaysia, pick pockets are everywhere. My personal opinion – girls should wear something like a sling bag and put it on your front. Safer in this way” - Shuhada Abdullah  (Exchange Program 2015)

"German languageGerman language ability is very important for social activities in Germany. It is better to advice graduate students and his/her family to take Germany language course before going to Germany." - Teuku Edisah Putra (PromISE Double Degree Doctoral Program 2012-13)


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