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3 Tracks - Numerous Opportunities!

Within the ISP, participants can choose courses from three different tracks and combine them freely: Track A Engineering, Track B German and European Studies and Track C Entre­preneur­ship. In all tracks there is the possibility to carry out a ­re­search proj­ect.

All courses are offered in English and there are no special enrolment requirements for participation.

Beyond the freely selectable courses, there are also two mandatory events: a German course and a two-day course on "Germany - Politics, Culture & Society". In addition to these optional courses, we recommend that you attend two to three other courses.

Track A - Engineering

Track A is or­ga­nized by the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, the focus of the track being primarily on process engineering and eco­nom­ics. This track is aimed at students from the second year of study onwards. When applying for it, interested students can submit a preselection of courses using the course catalog. The final choice of courses will only be determined after arrival in Dort­mund, as the offers in the course catalog are subject to change.


  • Dynamic Si­mu­la­tion
  • Logistics of Chemical Production Pro­cess­es
  • Bubbles and Drops in Chemical and Biochemical Pro­cess­es
  • Essentials of Micro Process Engineering
  • Single-Loop and Multi-Loop Controller Design
  • Data-Based Dynamic Modeling
  • Cyber-Physical System Fundamentals
  • Intensive Course in Sta­tis­tics
  • Architecture & Implementation of DBMS 

Track B - German and European Studies

Track B is or­ga­nized by the Department of ­Cultural Studies. Track B focuses on German culture in a European and/or ­in­ter­na­tio­nal context. Since the topics of the individual courses are oriented towards new ­developments, the courses change every year and are published shortly before the start of the ISP. Interested students can see the preliminary courses in the course catalog.


  • The Un­ion at Risk: History and the Future of the European Un­ion
  • 19th- and 20th-Century American Drama and Theater: Trans­atlan­tic Connections
  • The Tenderness of the Slaveholder: Race, Postcolonial Theory and Charles Sealsfield's German-American Fiction
  • Coffee & Cafés - A Beverage and Its Cultural Impact
  • What is “German”? German History and Identity Formation
  • Feminism and International Politics

Track C - Entre­preneur­ship

Track C is or­ga­nized by the Department of Business and Economics. This track is aimed at students who are interested in entrepreneurship and eco­nom­ics. Students will have the opportunity to deal with the above-mentioned topics from different perspectives. Interested students can see the preliminary courses in the course catalog.


  • Concepts and Cases in International Marketing
  • International Business (Bachelor)
  • Business Model In­no­va­ti­on

Research Project

A re­search proj­ect can be carried out either full-time or part-time, depending on whether other courses are taken (the German course and the culture course are compulsory, however). Participants who decide to carry out a re­search proj­ect are supervised by a professor or doctoral candidate. They will be integrated into a multicultural team and can work on small projects and re­search.

If you are­ interested in­ a ­re­search proj­ect, please contact the according contact person of your desired re­search area:

Engineering:                                                    Lukas Lüken

German and European Studies:               Laura Kost

Entre­preneur­ship:                                         Katharina Weidemann | Sina Ramin Sadegh Nadi

Application: Research Project

When applying on­line, please indicate whether you would like to carry out a ­re­search proj­ect and which subject area you are interested in.

Admission to the ISP is usually granted in March. Subsequently, suitable re­search projects are requested for interested parties. The contact between interested ISP participants and potential fu­ture supervisors is established in April/May.

German Language Course & Culture Course

The participation in a German course is mandatory within the frame­work of the ISP. At the beginning of the ISP, a short test is carried out to determine the lan­guage level of the participants. Depending on the identified needs, German courses for beginners and more advanced learners are arranged.

The mandatory culture course "Germany - Politics, Culture and Society" offers an insight into German history and culture.


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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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