If you have questions about the exchange at TU Dortmund University, please have a look here under the FAQs.
If your questions are not answered on our websites and here in the FAQs, the Erasmus Students Team of the International Office will be happy to help you!
If your questions are not answered on our websites and here in the FAQs, the Departmental Coordinator will be happy to help you!
You will find the contact details of your Departmental Coordinator in the general information e-mail as well as in the welcome e-mail you receive from the International Office.
A list of the faculties, study programs and courses at TU Dortmund University can be found on our website Course Catalog.
You should mainly choose subject courses offered by the faculty where you have been accepted as an Erasmus exchange student. Please discuss with the faculty coordinator whether you can choose additional subject courses from other faculties. You will find the contact details of your Departmental Coordinator in the general information e-mail as well as in the welcome e-mail you receive from the International Office of the TU Dortmund University.
If you want to participate in the German Intensive Course, you can also list this course in the Learning Agreement. For the successful participation in the German Intensive Course you will receive 7 ECTS.
As a rule, language courses during the semester may not be listed in the Learning Agreement, as participation cannot be guaranteed due to the popularity (an exception can only be examined if your study plan requires that you must attend a particular language course in the exact semester in which you are studying at the TU Dortmund University). Regardless of the indication in the Learning Agreement, you can register for language courses during the semester after your arrival.
In addition, exchange students may occasionally take part in courses at the Ruhr universities of the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr).
Please contact your Departmental Coordinator for all academic questions.
You will find the contact details in the general information e-mail as well as in the welcome e-mail you receive from the International Office of TU Dortmund University.
At many faculties of TU Dortmund University it is not necessary to register for courses, but only for the exams. However, some faculties require course registration (e.g. for seminars). Please contact your Departmental Coordinator shortly before the beginning of the semester if you have any questions regarding course registration. You will find the contact details of your Departmental Coordinator in your welcome e-mail, which you will receive from the International Office of TU Dortmund University after your acceptance into the Erasmus program.
The Transcript of Records (ToR) is not issued automatically. Please make an appointment with your Departmental Coordinator and submit to her/him the course certificates of all courses and exams attended in order to receive your ToR. Even if you know that some exam results are not yet available at the time of your departure, please contact your Departmental Coordinator to discuss how to proceed.
The Certificate of Attendance is not issued automatically. If you have received a template for this certificate from your home university, the Departmental Coordinator can sign the document when you meet with her or him regarding the Transcript of Records. If you have not received a template for this certificate from your home university, Miriam Gothe will issue the certificate of attendance.
As start and end date of your Erasmus mobility no other dates can be stated than the first and last date you were in Dortmund for academic reasons. The end date of your mobility can be e.g. your last exam, a deadline for a paper or an appointment with the Departmental Coordinator. The Certificate of Attendance can be signed or issued at the earliest one week before the academically relevant end date.
Please find all information on our website Housing.
Most of the dormitories of the Studierendenwerk Dortmund are located on the TU campus or adjacent to it. The Studentenwerk Dortmund makes every effort to accommodate all exchange students in dormitories near the campus. However, accommodation off campus cannot be completely excluded.
Exchange students are accommodated in single apartments as well as in shared flats for 2, 3 and 4 persons of the Studierendenwerk Dortmund.
The Studierendenwerk Dortmund does not belong to TU Dortmund University. Therefore, the International Office of TU Dortmund University is privileged to have sufficient rooms available for exchange students. This means that the International Office cannot influence the allocation of rooms.
If your health or travelling with your child(ren) make certain living conditions necessary, you can indicate this within your application.
In your rental contract, which you will receive by e-mail from the Studierendenwerk Dortmund about four weeks before your arrival for signature, your accommodation is stated. Change requests regarding the accommodation are usually not possible.
The Studierendenwerk Dortmund provides the following furniture and utensils for exchange students:
- Single bed (90 cm x 200 cm or 100 cm x 200 cm) with pillow and duvet
- Desk with desk chair
- Wardrobe closet
- In most dormitories additionally kitchen utensils (cutlery, pots, pans, etc.)
The following are not provided: Bed sheet, duvet cover, pillowcase and towels, which, however, can be bought from the Studierendenwerk (you will receive information on this by e-mail together with you rental contract).
The rooms in the dormitories of the Studierendenwerk Dortmund are ready to move in from the first weekday of the month of your reservation.
As a rule, it is possible to move in from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 4 pm. Please contact your Departmetnal Coordinator regarding the move-in and the handing over of the keys.
Since the rent can vary from dormitory to dormitory, please look under Housing for the current maximum rent.
The first rent must be transferred in advance to the Studierendenwerk Dortmund. You will receive more detailed information about the transfer and the deadline for paying the rent in your welcome e-mail, which you will receive from the International Office of the TU Dortmund University after your acceptance at TU Dortmund University.
You can see the current amount of the deposit under Housing.
The deposit must be transferred to the Studierendenwerk Dortmund in advance. You will receive more detailed information about the transfer and the deadline for paying the deposit in your welcome e-mail, which you will receive from the International Office of TU Dortmund University after you have been acceptedat TU Dortmund University.
No, the rent has to be paid by credit or EC card.
There is a responsible caretaker for each student dormitory of the Studierendenwerk Dortmund. You will usually find the office of the caretaker centrally located in the respective dormitory complex. You will find the telephone number of the caretaker and the office hours at or near the office door.
You will have to move out latest one day before the last workday of a month so that your room can be prepared for the following tenant. Therefore, you cannot move out on a weekend.
A few weeks before your rental contract ends, you will receive information regarding the room inspectation by the caretaker at the end of your stay. The room inspection is necessary for the refund of the deposit. Only if you have not caused any damages during your stay, the deposit will be refunded.
The deposit will be transferred to you by the Studierendenwerk Dortmund after you have moved out, as long as you have not caused any damages or rent arrears.
Under Visa you will find all the necessary information and a link to the website of the Federal Foreign Office, where you can check whether or not you need a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.
Erasmus students receive an invitation letter from TU Dortmund University about 4 weeks after the application deadline (May/November 15).
The emergency numbers at TU Dortmund University can be found under the following link:
Please find all information under Health Insurance.
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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.