TU Dortmund University maintains a diversity of partnerships with universities in the U.S.
In addition to the exchange of students and faculty members there is also the possibility to participate in one of the wide range of research agreements. Beyond this, the exchange of teaching assistants in cooperation with the University of Iowa, the University of Virginia and Oglethorpe University extends the regular student exchange.
The different exchange programs are organized by the International Office in cooperation with the Faculty of Cultural Studies.
Due to the excellent relations with universities in the United States of America and the large number of students participating in the exchange to and from the U.S., TU Dortmund University has attained a unique position in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).
Every year approx. 40 American students come to Germany in order to participate in an exchange at TU Dortmund University, enabling the same amount of students from Dortmund to study tuition-free in the U.S.
- Ball State, Muncie
- California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside/CA
- California State University, Bakersfield/CA
- Canisius College, Buffalo/NY
- Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh/PA
- Columbia College, Columbia/SC
- Emory & Henry College, Emory/VA
- John Caroll University, Cleveland/OH
- Lehigh University, Bethlehem/PA
- Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory/NC
- Loyola University, New Orleans/LA
- Michigan State University, East Lansing/MI
- Michigan Technological University, Houghton/MI
- New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark/NJ
- Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff/AZ
- Oglethorpe University, Atlanta/GA
- Robert Morris University, Moon Township/PA
- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick/NJ
- Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau/MO
- University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo/NY
- University of Iowa, Iowa City/IO
- University of Montevallo, Montevallo/AL
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia/PA
- University of Virginia's College at Wise, Wise/VA
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville/VA
- Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green/KY
- Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, San Juan/Puerto Rico
The membership of TU Dortmund University in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP, Washington D.C.) and bilateral agreements between TU Dortmund University and US American universities make it possible for students from Dortmund to study for one or two semesters in the United States at relatively moderate costs. ISEP opens up study opportunities across the world for students outside of the regular ISEP-Exchange program.
Dortmund students get the opportunity to study inexpensively for one or two semesters in the United States. In this process, an equivalent number of students are exchanged. As the American students pay their tuition at their home university, tuition is waved for the students from Dortmund at the ISEP-partner institution.
Furthermore, the three universities in the Ruhr Area founded a joint UA Ruhr liaison office in New York City in 2004, overseen by TU Dortmund University.
Would you like to apply for one or two semesters abroad at one of Dortmund’s partner universities in the United States? You can find all the information on studying in North America on our website for our outgoing students.
You are a student from a U.S. partner university / ISEP-institution and interested in learning more about studying at TU Dortmund University? Please visit our website for exchange students.
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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".Zum Lageplan