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Enrollment

Have you received a letter of access or admission and would like to enroll? Here you can find out what to do next and how to enrol.

We are delighted that you have decided to study at TU Dortmund University!

Before you start your studies, you need to take care of a few organizational matters. Below you will find important information regarding immigration and residence, the necessary health insurance, information on opening a bank account and, of course, how to apply for enrollment.

Step 1

Formalities before Enrollment

Non-EU/EEA citizens:

Third-country nationals who require a visa to enter Germany must apply for one at the German embassy or consulate in their home country. Citizens of Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea and the USA do not initially require a visa due to various visa agreements.

You can find an overview of the German diplomatic representations abroad on the website of the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany. There you will also find information on whether you need a visa to enter Germany.

If you have successfully applied to study at TU Dortmund University, you will receive an official letter of admission, which you can use to apply for a national visa for the purpose of studying in Germany at the German diplomatic representation in your home country, if you require one.

EU/EEA citizens:

Citizens of EU member states, EEA member states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland do not generally require an entry visa. Entry to Germany is generally possible with an identity card.

Non-EU/EEA citizens:

All persons who are in Germany on a visa to study are obliged to register their place of residence with the relevant immigration authority within three days of their arrival in Germany. Detailed information can be found on the website of Social Counseling.

International students from non-EU/EEA countries must submit an application for a residence permit to the Foreigners' Registration Office within 90 days of arrival.

EU/EEA citizens:

Registration with the city administration is required within two weeks of entry. Detailed information can be found on the Social Counseling website.

International students from EU/EEA countries do not require a residence permit for the period of their studies in Germany.

All students must have health insurance status in order to enroll at TU Dortmund University. Students cannot enroll at TU Dortmund University without proof of health insurance from a German statutory health insurance provider or a certificate of exemption from a German statutory health insurance company.

Exception: Doctoral students who are enrolling exclusively for doctoral studies and participants in preparatory German courses (German language course students) are exempt from the statutory insurance requirement.

Please contact a German statutory health insurance provider in good time before applying for enrollment. This also applies to persons with valid health insurance from abroad and to privately insured persons.

Further information can be found on the Health Insurance Matters website.

The opening of bank accounts for international students in Germany depends on their nationality. EU/EEA citizens can open a checking account (Girokonto) with little effort, while non-EU/EEA citizens need a blocked account (Sperrkonto) for the visa and in addition to the checking account. To open a blocked account, they must select an approved bank, collect the required documents, have them notarized and transfer the required blocked account amount.

To open a checking account, you need to select a suitable bank, collect documents, fill in an application form and, of course, check the conditions. Please note that banks have the right to reject applications. One option for all EU consumers is a basic account. Before opening an account, you should check the conditions offered by different banks.

You can find more information and a step-by-step guide on the "Finance" pages for international students.

Step 2

Preparation & Application for Enrollment

You have successfully applied to TU Dortmund University and have received a letter of admission and would now like to apply for enrolment? Your letter contains important information on how to apply for enrollment and the enrollment period. Please read it completely and save it.

Before applying for enrollment, please check the following checklists to make sure you have all the necessary documents available.

  • ­Letter of access or ­admission
  • Registration for Enrollment
  • Valid identity document, e.g., passport
  • Highest school leaving certificate and overview of subjects and grades
  • Translations of all documents in German or English language by a sworn translator
  • Certificate of membership of a statutory health insurance for submission to the university. Further information on health insurance.
  • Proof of sufficient language skills
  • Where applicable, proof of the conditions for enrollment: certificate of passed aptitude test(s) / proof of enrollment requirements

Additional mandatory documents to be submitted if these have been acquired

  • Certificate of the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung), if you have completed a preparatory course (i.e. a Studienkolleg)
  • Proof of successfully passed university entrance examination
  • If you have already studied: subject and grade overviews of your studies
  • If you have already completed your studies: certificate of completion of your studies

Additional mandatory documents for applicants from China, Vietnam or India

  • APS Certificate

Additional mandatory documents if you have already been enrolled at another German university (also for a German language course!)

  • Confirmation of removal from the register of students from the previous ­university or­ universities
  • Declaration of non-objection from the previous ­university or­ universities

Additional mandatory documents to be submitted when entering an advanced semester

 

Mandatory documents to be submitted

  • ­Letter of access or ­admission
  • Registration for Enrollment
  • Valid identity document, e.g., passport
  • Highest school leaving certificate and overview of subjects and grades of the highest school leaving certificate
  • Subject and grade overviews of your studies
  • Your degree certificate
  • Translations of all documents in German or English language by a sworn translator
  • Certificate of membership of a statutory health insurance for submission to the university. Further information on health insurance
  • Proof of sufficient language skills

Additional mandatory documents to be submitted if these have been acquired

  • If you have completed a preparatory course: certificate of the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung)
  • Proof of successfully passed university entrance examination

Additional mandatory documents for applicants from China, Vietnam or India

  • APS Certificate

Additional mandatory documents if you have already been enrolled at another German university (also for a German language course!)

  • Confirmation of removal from the register of students from the previous ­university or­ universities
  • Declaration of non-objection from the previous ­university or­ universities

Mandatory documents to be submitted

  •  Registration for Enrollment
  • Valid identity document, e.g., passport
  • Admission to the doctoral qualification program by the department's doctoral committee
  • Your Bachelor's degree certificate
  • Overview of subjects and grades/complete transcripts of record to the diploma of your Bachelor's degree
  • Your Master's degree certificate
  • Overview of subjects and grades/complete transcripts of record to the diploma of your Master's degree
  • Translations of all documents in German or English language by a sworn translator

Additional mandatory documents if you have already been enrolled at another German university

  • Confirmation of removal from the register of students from the previous ­university or­ universities
  • Declaration of non-objection from the previous ­university or­ universities

The Welcome Services team offers several support options for international doctoral students.

Mandatory documents to be submitted

  • Letter of admission to the language course
  • Registration for Enrollment
  • Valid identity document, e.g., passport
  • Certificate of participation in a preparatory German language course during the semester
  • Highest school leaving certificate and overview of subjects and grades
  • Translations of all documents in German or English language by a sworn translator

Additional mandatory documents to be submitted if these have been acquired

  • Proof of successfully passed university entrance examination
  • If you have already studied: subject and grade overviews of your studies
  • If you have already completed your studies: certificate of completion of your studies

Additional mandatory documents for applicants from China, Vietnam or India

  • APS Certificate

Additional documents are mandatory if you have already been enrolled at another German university (also for a German language course!)

  • Declaration of non-objection from the previous ­university or­ universities
  • Confirmation of removal from the register of students from the previous ­university or­ universities

Please note: The following information is aimed at international exchange students (i.e. students at Bachelor's or Master's level who are enrolled at a university outside Germany) who wish to enroll for a study visit outside of certain programs or for an internship at TU Dortmund University.

Mandatory documents to be submitted

  • Application for enrollment
  • Valid identity document, e.g., passport
  • Supervision letter/confirmation of supervision issued by the supervising department stating the duration of your stay

Mandatory documents to be submitted for foreign language assistants at schools in NRW (Fremdsprachenassistenzkräfte)

Apply for enrollment. This is how it works:

You can only apply for enrollment by e-mail. Please refrain from sending in documents by post. Please note the deadline for applying for enrollment stated in the letter of admission.

Recipient: Address your e-mail to international.enrollmenttu-dortmundde

Subject: Please specify your applicant ID and, if available, your student ID number from TU Dortmund University

Required information in the e-mail text

  • Your full name (as given on your passport/ID card)
  • Specification of the degree program or subjects for which you are applying for enrollment
  • Specification of the degree objective (Bachelor's, Master's, doctorate, preparatory German language course, short-time studies) for which you are applying for enrollment

E-mail attachments: The attachments vary depending on the type of degree. Please refer to the checklists above and your letter of admission.

Important note: Please make sure that we have an electronic notification from a statutory health insurance company about your insurance status by the time we process your application for enrolment at the latest! Full enrollment can only take place if an electronic notification of your insurance status is available.

Step 3

After applying for enrollment

After you have sent your complete enrollment application documents to the Admissions and Enrollment Office by e-mail, you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt for your e-mail. If you do not receive this, please first check whether the confirmation of receipt may have been transferred to your SPAM folder. If you have not received a confirmation of receipt, your e-mail has not been delivered. Please check the size of the attachments and reduce the file size if necessary; please avoid sending multiple e-mails.

Your e-mail will be processed in the order in which it is received. If required information or documents are missing, we will inform you by e-mail and request the relevant information or documents from you. Therefore, please check your e-mail inbox regularly. Enrolment can only take place if all the necessary information and documents have been submitted to the Admissions and Enrollment Office by the deadline.

Would you like to inquire about the status of your application? Please send us a one-off e-mail inquiry stating your applicant number. Please refrain from sending multiple inquiries to avoid increasing the processing time.

Your application for enrolment has been processed and you have been provisionally enrolled. We will inform you of your provisional enrollment by e-mail. The provisional enrollment certificate will be sent to the e-mail address you provided in your application. Therefore, please make sure that you have access to the e-mail inbox and check your inbox regularly.

Step 4

After the enrollment

Your application for enrolment has been processed and you have received a provisional enrolment certificate and further information by e-mail from the Admissions and Enrollment Office. However, before you can start your studies, there are still a few formalities to complete, such as paying the semester contribution and activating your UniAccount.

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. //