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International students at the TU Dortmund

Degree Seeking Students

A warm welcome!

In the International Office you will receive a wide range of support, advice and more during your studies at TU Dortmund University.

At the beginning of the study

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You are not yet enrolled but are interested in studying at TU Dortmund University? Would you like to apply for a Bachelor's or Master's program and have educational certificates from abroad? Then find out more on the pages of our "Admissions" section. There you will also find information on the application procedure, the required language skills, enrollment and re-registration.

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After enrollment you can register for the welcome event Come2Campus. Come2Campus is a welcome event for international first-year students that takes place once a year at the beginning of each winter semester. During Come2Campus, first-year students receive a lot of useful information on various topics related to studying and the university.More information about the program and registration can be found on the Come2Campus website.

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New at the TU Dortmund University?Then play our "StartSmart" game on your cell phone and get lots of useful information about starting your studies! Together with your avatar, you solve tasks and questions about starting your studies and receive a variety of links and videos about everyday life at the TU Dortmund.

Click here for StartSmart and the link to play along.

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Freshmen in Germany are often called "Erstis". On the TU main page you will find an overview of formalities and information on contact persons and support services.

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TU Dortmund University is a campus university with 17 departmens and service facilities. These are mainly located on the North Campus and the South Campus.

On these pages you will find a good overview of campus life, including dining halls, culture, university sports and more.

Are you looking for a spatial overview? An interactive map and our campus map will help you.

During your studies

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Language skills are an indispensable part of studying. At TU Dortmund University, the Division of Foreign Languages int the Center for Higher Education (zhb) is concerned with teaching foreign languages at the academic level. The target group are students and doctoral candidates of TU Dortmund University. In addition to teaching foreign language skills, the Division of Foreign Languages is dedicated to the subject area of "Academic Writing and Presenting". Thus, the writing workshop w.space bundles a number of writing-specific offers and measures for the languages German as a native/second/foreign language and English.

Click here for the pages of the zhb - Division of Foreign Languages.

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TU Dortmund University offers a colorful campus life! Whether it is eating and exchanging ideas in one of the dormitories, doing sports or listening to music - on the "Campus Life"-pages you will find a good overview of life on campus.

The International Office is actively involved in shaping campus life: On our pages "International Campus" and in our calendar of events you will find a variety of offers.

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Studying is much more than just sitting in the lecture hall or in seminars! Network and get involved on campus:

Visit our Event Calendar!

AGs, student councils and international events on campus: The AStA has listed student AGs at the university that currently enrich the recreational program. In order to quickly find your way around within your own faculty, the respective student councils are a good place to start. They organize faculty-related events and serve as a meeting point for people with similar interests. Contact with other students can be established particularly well by becoming internationally active. The International Office is the hub for various events and buddy programs.

Groups and clubs: Are you looking to connect with international student groups or would you like to help us organize and host cultural events? Find out more about the wide range of groups and clubs on the TU Dortmund campus.

If you are a member of a student association and would like to get involved in cultural events organized by the International Office, please feel free to contact the Social Counseling and Support for International Students.

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From A for aerobics to Z for Zumba: The University Sports (HSP) at TU Dortmund University offers a comprehensive range of approximately 100 different sports courses.

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Orchestras, choirs, big bands - the musical life at TU Dortmund University is colorful: jazz, rock and pop are as much a part of the repertoire as classical works. The ensembles of the Institute of Music and Musicology include students of all faculties, employees as well as alumni of TU Dortmund University. This brochure and of University Music's website (in German) provide a good overview.

At the end of your studies

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Would you like to stay in Germany after your studies at TU Dortmund University? On our "Career" pages you will find useful tips on living and working in Germany.

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At the end of your studies you have the possibility to apply for a DAAD Graduation Scholarship.

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Before you finish your studies, you need to take care of important formal matters here. You will find information on this on our "Visa" pages.

The "Make it in Germany" page of the German Federal Government is also a good source of information on perspectives after graduation.

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"Alumni International" is a network of international former students of TU Dortmund University. It maintains the connection between international alumni from all over the world who spent their entire studies, an exchange semester or internship at our university. Alumni continue to stay in touch with TU Dortmund University through online and on-site events, a portrait series, and information about developments at the university.  Become part of our international alumni network!

Contact and advice

The Degree Seeking Students team will be happy to advise you. All information can be found on our contact page.