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Before the Application

Would you like to know which­ degree programs­ are offered­ by TU­ Dortmund­ University­ and which requirements you have to meet for an application? We have compiled an overview of the available information for you.

Selection of the Degree Program

TU­ Dortmund University offers­ about 80­ degree programs­ in the natural and­ engineering sciences­, social and­ cultural sciences as­ well as a broad-based teacher training program for all types of schools.

The Central Student Advisory Service of TU­ Dortmund University­ supports prospective students in their­ orientation as well as in their choice and decision of studies.

Admission Requirements

In order to­ be admitted to studies at TU­ Dortmund University­, a Higher Education Entrance Qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB)­ must­ be provided.

A Higher Education Entrance Qualification­ can be the highest school leaving certificate or the highest school leaving certificate­ combined with proof of a Higher Education Entrance Examination and/or periods of study and/or a degree from the respective home country.

Depending on the educational qualifications, all­ degree programs­ (general university entrance qualification­ (HZB)) or only certain­ degree programs­ (subject-specific university entrance qualification (­HZB)) can be studied. It is also possible that a Studienkolleg (one-year foundation course to prepare for studies, ending with the “Feststellungsprüfung”, i.e. university qualification assessment examination) must be successfully completed before taking up studies. Please note that TU­ Dortmund ­University does not offer a Studienkolleg itself.

In the course of the application process, it is checked, based on the specifications of the Central Office for Foreign Education (anabin), whether the submitted educational certificates­ correspond to a university­ entrance qualification­ (HZB) and whether all other admission and enrollment requirements are met.

 

Language Requirements

To be admitted to the degree program you need to prove that you have sufficient language skills­.

The language of instruction for many ­degree programs at TU­ Dortmund University­ is German.

For a successful study you need a very good knowledge of German. You have to prove this by passing the German language exam.

Recognized German Certificates

  • Certificate of passing the DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang examination) (level 2 or 3). Only certificates from universities, colleges and preparatory courses whose examination regulations are registered with the German Rectors' Conference are recognized.
  • Test of German as a Foreign Language (TestDaF): Total TDN at least 16
  • German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs - Second Level (DSD II)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2 (Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom - GDS)
  • Central Upper School Examination of the Goethe-Institut (ZOP)
  • Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS) or Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
  • telc Deutsch C1­ University Certificate with the overall grade sufficient or better

Information on other exempt language exams can be downloaded here.

The zhb - Foreign Languages Department of TU­ Dortmund University­ offers the DSH examination. On the website of the zhb you can inform yourself about the DSH exam and registration procedures.

For a successful study of an English-taught degree program at TU­ Dortmund University­ you need to have a very good command of English. Information on the classification of English language certificates can be found in the uni-assist reference framework for English language certificates (as of Summer semester 2024).

English-taught Master's Degree Programs

  • Advanced Methods in Particle Physics (IMAPP): Proof of competencies in the English lan­guage, which must at least correspond to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
  • Automation and Robotics: Proof of competencies in the English lan­guage, which must at least correspond to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
  • Chemical Biology: Proof of competencies in the English lan­guage, which must at least correspond to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
  • Chem­is­try: Proof of competencies in the English lan­guage, which must at least correspond to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
  • Data Science: Proof of competencies in the English lan­guage, which must at least correspond to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
  • Econometrics: Proof of competencies in the English lan­guage, which must at least correspond to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). For Example: IELTS 6.5, 6.0, 5.5 / TOEFL iBT (94 - 72) / TOEFL PBT (626 - 543), TOEFL ITP Level 1 (626 - 543)
  • Industrial Mathematics : Proof of competencies in the English lan­guage, which must at least correspond to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
  • Manufacturing Technology: Please refer to the program website for information on language requirements.
  • Mechanics of Sustainable Materials and Structures: Proof of competencies in the English lan­guage, which must at least correspond to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
  • Physics: Proof of competencies in the English lan­guage, which must at least correspond to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
  • Process Systems Engineering: Proof of competencies in the English lan­guage, which must at least correspond to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
  • Religion, Ethics and Politics: Proof of competencies in the English lan­guage, which must at least correspond to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
  • Spatial Planning: Please refer to the program website for information on language requirements.
  • SPRING - Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies: Please refer to the program website for information on language requirements.
  • Sustainable Energy Systems: Proof of competencies in the English lan­guage, which must at least correspond to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

German Language Degree­ Programs­ with Additional English Language Requirements

To be admitted to the degree program you need to prove that you have sufficient language skills­.

If you do not have the necessary proof, you can apply for enrollment as a German language course student. This application can be done generally together with the regular application for a degree program.

The prerequisite for enrollment as a German course student is a Higher Education Entrance Qualification ­ (HZB) for a degree program­ offered­ by TU­ Dortmund­ University.

After successful application and successful verification of your university entrance qualification­ (HZB), you will receive a letter of admission to the language course. With this letter you can enroll as a German course student, provided that you­ attend­ a preparatory­ language course­ for your studies. Please note that TU­ Dortmund­ University­ does not­ offer­ its own preparatory­ German courses, so we have to ask you to contact a private preparatory­ language course provider.

After successful completion of a German language course and the acquisition of sufficient language skills, a new application for the specialized studies must be submitted in due form and time.

Please contact us:

By mail:

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

By e-mail: admission.inquiriestu-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. // Current change: There will be no telephone consultation hours between 12.06.2024 and 14.06.2024 inclusive.

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. //