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The Cameroon Students Union Duisburg-Essen e.V. commonly known simply as CAMSU e.V., is a non-profit student organisation that was founded in 2002. CAMSU set out with a mission to provide African and especially Cameroonian students with information and support; valuable advice on how to get along with studies, integrate faster and make the most out of living and studying at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Germany at large.

CAMSU is one of the registered associations at the University of Duisburg Essen.

Our main goals include:

  • To maintain and promote good academic standards amongst our members
  • To promote our cultural heritage
  • To promote cooperation amongst its members and assist in times of need
  • To assist in academic and social projects in Cameroon

CAMSU regularly organises meetings, seminars, lectures and forums to share ideas. We also prioritise in assisting students on issues of admissions, accommodation and visa problems.

Studies and Career

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The major goal of Cameroonian students at the university of Duisburg-Essen is academics. Cameroonian students study in different degree programmes, namely, Engineering, Medicine, and Business Studies, amongst others. CAMSU, with contacts with students who have successfully completed their studies and senior students with lots of experience, provides advice to Cameroonian students on how to achieve academic excellence.

CAMSU has registered a numerous number of Cameroonian graduates at the University of Duisburg-Essen. A good number of these graduates have picked up jobs in Germany so as to boost and foster their practical experience in this highly industrialised country. These graduates serve as role models to aspiring Cameroonian graduates.

CAMSU regularly organises seminars on career so as to prepare Cameroonian students for the job market.

Integration and Culture

Culture

An important aspect of living in a foreign country is integration and culture. CAMSU helps Cameroonian students to easily integrate into the German society and specifically encourages the mastering of the German language. To reach this goal, German is one of our official languages amongst English and French. A good command of these 3 languages provides a "competitive advantage" to Cameroonian students with this calibre.

Another aspect of integration is culture. We learn and live the German culture daily. At the same time, we try to promote our own cultural heritage by partaking in or organising cultural activities and thus enriching the diversity of culture in Germany.

Others

We complement academic life with leisure activities, which include sports, excursions and social evenings.