When do I have to arrive?

BEST students are expected to arrive on Monday, May 28, 2018. We strongly recommend arriving on this day. If you want to arrive earlier, please let us know in advance.

Is it possible to arrive late to the program?

No, the introduction week is an important part of the BEST program and must not be missed.

What is the closest airport to Duisburg?

Dusseldorf International (DUS) is only 12 miles (20 minutes by car, 10 minutes by train) away from Duisburg Campus. Beware that airport Dusseldorf Weeze Niederrhein is farer away from Duisburg and mainly serves as a local airport so that additional transfer arrangements have to be made. Frankfurt International (FRA) is approximately 140 miles south of Duisburg and can be reached by train (3 hours).

Will there be a pick-up service?

Each BEST participant will be assigned to a local “buddy” student who will get in touch with you before the program starts. Most of our students are willing to pick you up at Dusseldorf International airport, sometimes they will at least welcome you at Duisburg main station.

How do I get to the hotel?

Duisburg “buddy” students or the BEST staff will pick you up either at the airport or main station and guide you to the hotel on your day of arrival.