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Expatrio 2024-02-15


A much fought-over city that was one of the centers of the Reformation

Situated in Lower Saxony, Emden was one of the core hubs of the reformation in the 16th century. Fought over by the Dutch, Prussians, and French in the 18th century, it emerged as a key seaport in the 1800s, and remains a major shipbuilding center, not to mention an important car manufacturing location for global companies like VW.


More about Emden


Foreign-Born Population





Emden is a city of 50,000 people on the German-Dutch border. Home to 4,200 students, it continues to specialize in vehicle manufacturing and industry in general, shipping cars all over the world. But just outside the city, lie some of Germany's most beautiful coastline, attracting thousands of tourists in the summer.




Studying and Working in Emden

Emden only has one university (Hochschule Emden/Leer), but it's an important one - supplying the seaport and the massive VW plant with skilled technicians and administrators. Because of this, it's very common for students to mix Bachelor's and Master's level qualifications with extensive work placements.

Students from abroad are welcomed, but there are few English language courses, and TestDAF qualifications will be required. These courses aren't provided by the university itself, but local Goethe Institut offices can provide the necessary language training. When accepted, Emden is a busy working port, with plenty of job openings in manufacturing and logistics.

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