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International Event Series

Second Monday

Experience a cooking evening, a night of board games or a creative meeting with students from Dortmund and all over the world!

Would you like to meet with other students and organize different events in various formats?

Every second Monday of the month, you can independently arrange informative, cultural events related to studies or free time activities. You can also organize the events together with your student groups, department, or faculty. We will provide you with a location, advertising, flyers and 50 Euros for food and drinks.   

If you are interested in offering an event with one of the above-mentioned topics or if you would like to offer a different event, send us an email ( with your idea and plan. We will print flyers for you, give you 50 Euros for food and drinks, and create a certificate of participation as a cultural ambassador.

Read the FAQs below to find out important information for organizing an event.

FAQ Second Monday

Second Monday takes place every month on the second Monday from 6:00 pm to about 8:00 pm (digitally). If that date is a holiday, it is pushed to the third Monday of the month.

Second Monday takes place throughout the year from January until December with the exception of October.

Departments, international organizations or ambitious international students can sign up for dates they are interested in and have time to host a Second Monday. There is no set order.

Cultural-related events, cooking nights, craft nights, get-to-know-you games, game night and other creative ideas for an exchange with other students.

  • In case of an in-person event, the respective faculty or group of students are responsible for the IBZ.
  • The foyer and seminar room 2/3 of the IBZ are always available for Second Monday and are booked for 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. That means that you are able to set up starting at 5:00 pm. If you would like to arrive earlier, please let us know. If your Second Monday will take place elsewhere, please have the IBZ act as your meeting point and then go to the other location together.
  • There is a kitchen in the IBZ that you are able to use for Second Monday. If you use it, please leave everything as you found it.
  • If you have never been to the IBZ before and would like a small tour, let us know.
  • The faculty, organization or students hosting the event can receive a link for a Zoom-Meeting from the International Office. Depending on the event organizer and the content, a student assistant from the international office can offer digital assistance for the event. 
  • If necessary, and only with a negative Coronavirus test, certain events can also be streamed from the IBZ (ex. cooking night). Technical equipment can be organized through the International Office in advance.
  • There is a budget of 50€ available for each Second Monday. You are able to use this money to buy food and drinks. It’s not possible to buy alcohol with this money and the deposit for any bottles bought will be deducted.
  • In special cases, the budget can be increased. Please talk to us before making any purchases.
  • You will have to pay in advance. Make sure you keep the original receipts! Hand in these receipts together with the name, bank account information and address of the person who paid in advance. Send the scan copies to social.counselingtu-dortmundde  and send the original receipts via post to the International Office, Ms. Jenny Nguyen, Emil Figge str. 61, 44227 Dortmund. The money will then be transferred to your account.

Yes. It is very important to give us a list of participants at the end of the event.

  • The DAAD requires a list of participants together with their yearly report. In order for our mailing list to grow and for us to have an overview of how many participants we have at our Second Monday events, we have a participation list template for you to use. Please write down the information for all of the participants. The lists assist with managing Second Mondays and are important for the continuity (especially the financing) of Second Mondays. The information will not be given out to third parties.
  • In order to apply for Second Monday, the organizing team from the faculty or student group needs to create a digital poster. The concept, design etc. is virtually unlimited.
  • Please note that you are not allowed to use protected pictures for your poster! Due to copyright laws, you are unfortunately not allowed to use them.

Additionally, your digital poster should include the following four criteria:

  1. The information that Second Monday takes place every second Monday in the month
  2. The topic for Second Monday
  3. If applicable, the “International Department” logo
  4. The logo of the International Office
  5. The logo of the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Auslandsdienst)
  • Digital advertisement: After you have created your flyer or poster, also send it to us as a JPEG file vertically and horizontally. We will advertise the event on our website and social media accounts.
  • You can of course also share these advertisements on you own social media accounts.

Key information:

  • What? Second Monday (free for international and German students)
  • Who? Departments or other student groups
  • Where? IBZ or Zoom-Meetings
  • When? Always on the second Monday of the month
  • Financing? Up to 50 Euros from the International Office for food and drinks (no alcohol, no deposit on bottles, no cigarettes). The amount can be increased if agreed upon by Ms. Wasila Al-Dubai in advance.


  1. Create a flyer earlier enough in advance (please pay attention to the requirements) and send it to
  2. If you will cook at the IBZ, leave the IBZ (especially the kitchen) like you found it and take your garbage with you.
  3. Fill out a participation list.
  4. Keep original receipts and then hand them in to social.counselingtu-dortmundde
  5. Send scans or copies of your receipts per email to
  6. Send scans or copies of the participation list per email to social.counselingtu-dortmundde .



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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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