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International Career Fair

Information for Companies

The 10. International Career Fair will take place Thursday, October 28, 2021

Is your company internationally active or are you currently developing new markets? Are you looking for qualified young academics who are well-trained in their field and have intercultural and foreign language skills? Take the opportunity to meet in­ter­na­tio­nal students on 28 October 2021!

In recent years, we have already achieved very pleasing results with the International Career Fair, both for the participating companies and for the students. The 10th International Career Fair is intended to further strengthen these positive effects and at the same time make even better use of the region's great potential. The fair is organized by the International Office of TU Dort­mund University and the Dort­mund Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

 Consulting situation at the International Career Fair © Schaper​/​TU Dort­mund

What is so special about this fair?

  • The in­ter­na­tio­nal orientation: The International Career Fair is aimed primarily at foreign graduates and students. The young personalities come to our university from all continents and are given the opportunity to study, do research or complete internships in regional companies with an in­ter­na­tio­nal context. Almost 4,000 students from abroad are enrolled at TU Dort­mund University, most of them in the so-called MINT subjects (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technical subjects). This mutual exchange strengthens and expands the global network of Dort­mund as a location. Foreign language skills, in­ter­na­tio­nal study experience and intercultural experience of this group of students make our graduates particularly interesting for your in­ter­na­tio­nal business.
  • The perfectly arranged and fitting appointments with your desired candidates: The exhibitors at the International Career Fair define in advance which profile the suitable candidates should ideally have. Before the fair, the organizers will then match the candidates so that you will receive a broad selection of potential employees and their CVs, from which you can select the graduates to be interviewed in the morning. As a result, the morning interviews are highly targeted and yield maximum benefit for both sides. In the afternoon, the format is open and students of all disciplines can visit the fair without prior registration.
Therefore, the program is divided into a morning and an afternoon section:

09:00 a.m - 09:15 a.m


09:15 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.      

Appointments with students at your stand: In the morning you have the opportunity to talk to students during the pre-arranged meetings. After you have registered, you can narrow down which qualifications your desired candidates should have, so that the allocation can be made as accurately as possible. Each interview is scheduled to last 20 minutes.

1:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 a.m.- 3:00 a.m.

Open format in the afternoon: stand presentation, students without arranged appointments are given the opportunity to present their profiles - or more pre-arranged appointments - depending on the necessary infection control requirements



At the same time, it is planned that students and company representatives will be able to obtain advice at the information stands of the Federal Employment Agency (Central Placement Office for Foreign Students and Professionals) and the Dort­mund Aliens Registration Office

What do students expect from the career fair?

When registering, in­ter­na­tio­nal students indicate whether they are looking for an internship, would like to write their final thesis with a company or want to start their first job after graduation. Therefore, your offers should ideally also be as concrete as possible.

Which companies take part in the fair?

An overview of the participating companies can be found here from August 2021.

Who organizes this event?

The 10th International Career Fair is organized by the International Office of TU Dort­mund University and the Dort­mund Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

What does the participation in the event cost?

Participation in the career fair is free both for companies and students.

Where does the career fair take place?

The fair takes place in the International Meeting Centre (IBZ), Emil-Figge-Str. 59, on the North Campus of TU Dort­mund University. Sufficient parking spaces are available in the immediate vicinity of the IBZ. The International Meeting Center offers an excellent venue for networking between the university and the regional economy. The construction of the International Meeting Center (IBZ) has already shown that science and business in Dort­mund are moving closer together: the building was financed mainly by donations from companies in Dort­mund and the region. The students of TU Dort­mund University have also made a major contribution to the center with their tuition fees.


exterior view of IBZ © Jürgen Huhn​/​TU Dort­mund
© Schaper​/​TU Dort­mund

What happens after the fair?

The newly established contacts should be followed up to utilize the positive effects of the career fair in the medium term. We would also like to reflect and consider your experience and evaluations in order to further develop cooperation between the regional economy and the in­ter­na­tio­nal student body.

Your contact at TU Dort­mund University, International Office:

Julia Pehle
Tel.: 0231 755 6370


Your contact at the Dort­mund Chamber of Industry and Commerce:

Petra Preiß
Tel.: 0231 5417 275



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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.


TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".


The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.


The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.


The facilities of TU Dort­mund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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The facilities of TU Dort­mund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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