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Application for the degree program

Application for an Advanced Semester

Below you will find important information on how to apply for a degree program in an advanced semester.

Please take your time and read the following information carefully, as many fundamental aspects are explained which are­ important for your application­!

There are different ways to­ apply for an advanced semester at TU­ Dortmund University. ­Which application method is the right one for you personally depends on your choice of study, your nationality and your educational certificates.

Please note: Applicants who­ have acquired their university entrance qualification­ (HZB) and their academic achievements in­ Germany must ­contact the Student Registration Office­ to apply and enroll for an advanced semester­.

What Does "Advanced Semester" Mean?

“Advanced semesters" are all semesters of a degree program or subject greater than 1, so if you­ have already­ studied at TU­ Dortmund University or another­ university and have previously earned credits, you can apply for the recognition of the credits and, on this basis, for placement in an advanced semester.

For many­ degree programs,­ the so-called "Studiengangjahresregelung" applies­: This means that the start of studies is always in the winter semester. Consequently, within the standard period of study, students can­ only be placed in odd semesters in­ the winter semester­ and in­ even semesters in­ the summer semester.

­There are degree programs­ and subjects at TU­ Dortmund University­ which are subject to admission restrictions in an advanced semester. You can find out ­whether there is an admission restriction for a degree program or a subject in our overview of the degree programs on offer. If you have any questions regarding the range of degree programs on offer, please feel free to use TU­ Dortmund University's advisory services.

Please contact us:

By mail:

Technische Universität Dortmund
Referat Internationales
- Admissions & Enrollment Office -
Emil-Figge-Str. 61
44227 Dortmund

By e-mail: zulassungsbereich.referat4tu-dortmundde

By telephone:  +49 (0) 231 755-6349 // You can generally reach us by telephone between 09:00 and 14:00. If you cannot reach us during these hours, we may be in an appointment or a meeting. In these cases, please try again at a later time - thank you. //

In person at the International Office: Wednesday 9:00 - 11:30, only possilbe with an  appointment // Please note: The dates are released for booking one week in advance. If no dates are selectable, all dates are already booked. //

In person via Zoom: Mon 10:00 - 11:00 and Thurs 13:00 - 14:00 // Open office hours without prior registration via Zoom. //