You have been selected by your home university to study at TU Dortmund University for one or two semesters?
Congratulations - we are looking forward to meeting you!
Would you like to live in one of the student dormitories of the Studierendenwerk Dortmund during your stay at TU Dortmund University? You can find all information as well as the separate housing request form on our website Housing.
Students coming to TU Dortmund University within the Erasmus+ Program "Mobility with Partner Countries" (KA107) must complete the Learning Agreement .
TU Dortmund University is also a good host for students who have special needs and provides support! The infrastructure for this is available, as the International Office is well connected with the corresponding institutions within the university and maintains excellent cooperation with external partners (e.g. Studierendenwerk Dortmund, Department of Disability and Studies (DoBuS)).
Disabilities and Studies
There is a central institution at TU Dortmund University that advises students with disabilities and chronic illnesses. This institution is unique in Germany and is called the Department of Disability and Studies (DoBuS).
The International Office and DoBuS help students with disabilities to organize and coordinate their stay abroad in Dortmund, so that they can receive support in advance if they have special needs.
If you have a handicap or chronic illness, we are happy to support you!
Just get in touch with your contact persons: Erasmus (study/internship) or USA Program | ISEP | Worldwide
Studying with a child/children
TU Dortmund University has a variety of support and counselling services for families and is a member of a network called Best Practice Club "Family in the University".
If you are planning your stay abroad with your child(ren), we will be happy to help you! Unfortunately, experience shows that it is not possible to register at a day care centre or school overnight, so it is recommended to plan ahead.
Simply get in touch with your contact persons: Erasmus (study/internship) or USA Program | ISEP | Worldwide
Fall/Winter Semester (October to February): 15 May
Spring/Summer Semester (April to July): 15 November
Semester & Lecture Period
|WiSe 2022/23||1 October 2022 - 31 March 2023||10 October 2022 - 03 Febuary 2023|
|SoSe 2023||1 April 2023 - 30 September 2023||3 April 2023 - 14 July 2023|
|WiSe 2023/24||1 October 2023 - 31 March 2024||9 October 2023 - 02 Febuary 2024|
WiSe = Fall/Winter Semester
SoSe = Spring/Summer Semester
Exchange Students (Worldwide | ISEP | USA Program)
If you have any questions regarding your exchange at TU Dortmund University, please also have a look at our FAQs
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Eat & Read - Open Afternoon at the IBZ
German Language Café
Informational event: Legal rights for international students
IKC Festival of Cultures
Application Deadline: PROMOS Scholarship for the IEP in the USA, Fall Quarter 2023
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".
Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English)
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".Zum Lageplan