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Study and intern in one year

Dort­mund Global Edge Program (DoGEP)

The Dort­mund Global Edge Program (DoGEP) is a special offer for students from partner universities in the USA. Students (Bachelor or Master) start in the fall/winter semester with a study abroad program at TU Dort­mund University with special additional courses in English and follow up with an internship in the Ruhr Area in the following spring/summer semester. TU Dort­mund University organizes the internship for the students.

You start in September with a four-week German Intensive Course for exchange students and then start in October with the lectures you have selected in advance with your Academic Advisor.

The special offer in DoGEP is that additional courses in English are offered for you. These courses can deal with topics like transatlantic relations, doing business in the EU and the intersection of culture and technology. During the winter semester 2019/2020 DoGEP students attended the courses "What is 'German'? German History and Identity Formation" and "The Union at Risk - History and Future of the European Union" and also chose other courses from the regular course offerings. Due to the COVID-19 situation, these courses will be offered online for exchange students in the winter semester 2020/2021.

Furthermore, you will benefit from an application training, so that you are optimally prepared for the internship in the second semester.

If you do not have any German language skills before your arrival in Dort­mund, this is no problem! If you already have good language skills, all doors are also open to you.

The International Office focuses on building up a close relationship between you and your contacts at TU Dort­mund University during the first semester so that an internship can be individually organized for you.

In the spring/summer semester you will complete your internship, which will be accompanied by courses on intercultural training or German business culture.

Your internship will end at the same time the summer semester ends, by the end of July.

This program gives you the opportunity to not only experience studying at a German university, but also to gain valuable insight into everyday work life in Germany.

campus north with view on the mathematics tower © Roland Baege​/​TU Dort­mund
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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.

 

Dort­mund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dort­mund Airport to TU Dort­mund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dort­mund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more in­for­mation). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dort­mund Airport.

 

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