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Health Insurance

Due to the legal situation in Germany, exchange students require sufficient health insurance coverage to be able to enroll at a German university.

Exchange students from EU member states can usually use their insurance from their European home country. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) serves as proof of insurance coverage. In addition to the EHIC, it is recommended to take out a travel health insurance.

Please ask your health insurance company whether your insurance covers the following benefits and thus fulfils the purpose of studying in Germany:

  •     Outpatient medical and dental treatment
  •     Inpatient hospital treatment
  •     Pharmaceutical supply
  • You can only be enrolled at TU Dortmund University if you can prove that you have sufficient health insurance coverage (students from Turkey can usually do this by means of document A/T-11)!
  • You can take out a German statutory health insurance policy during your first week in Dortmund. The International Office will support you in this!
  • You can assume that a German statutory health insurance will cover almost all medical costs.
  • There is a branch of a statutory health insurance company on the campus of TU Dortmund University.
  • Currently, the price for students is about 100 EUR per month.


Health Insurance during the German Intensive Course

If you participate in the German Intensive Course in March or September, you have to take out a (travel) health insurance in your home country for this month, as you are not yet an official student of TU Dortmund University at this time, and therefore the German insurance is not yet active!

Otherwise you are not insured during the German Intensive Course!


Students over 30 Years of Age

Exchange students who are older than 30 years of age must acquire a private (German or international) health insurance that meets the legal requirements. It is not possible to acquire a statutory health insurance in Germany. The International Office of TU Dortmund University can answer your questions and support you in finding a suitable health insurance.


Excemption from Statutory Health Insurance

An exemption from the statutory health insurance is only possible if you can present proof of sufficient private (German or international) health insurance for the time of your studies at TU Dortmund University.

This private health insurance must include the following benefits in any case:

  •     Outpatient medical and dental treatment
  •     Inpatient hospital treatment
  •     Pharmaceutical supply

Insurance policies from abroad usually do not meet all requirements!

Further information on health insurance can be found on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Helpful Dictionary

You will find the handbook "First Aid: An Illustrated Health Dictionary" published by the Deutsches Studierendenwerk in German and English here.



Erasmus+ (Incomings)

If you have any questions regarding your exchange at TU Dort­mund University, please also have a look at our FAQs


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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".

Site Map of TU Dort­mund University (Second Page in English)

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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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