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Support in all phases of your research stay*

Our Welcome Services

You will find much of the information relevant for you on our website under the respective headings. Below you will find an overview of our responsibilities and services with regard to the different phases of your research stay*. In addition, you are welcome to contact us, especially if you have specific questions.

Please contact the Welcome Services team at this stage of your research stay in order to register as a future guest researcher at TU Dort­mund University so as to use our services

We are happy to help you with the following topics: Registration, applying for your visa, documents you need to bring with you, tips on finding accommodation, arranging family services, the Ambassador Program for doctoral students and postdocs, questions about life in Dort­mund.

The checklist and the handbook with further useful information offer a first orientation.

Checklist - Before your stay
Handbook EN

Important note: The manual is up to date as of September 2017, so that some of the information and issues addressed in the chapter on entry and residence are no longer current. You will find up-to-date information on the topic on our website regarding visa and residence.

Please contact the Welcome Service team at this stage of your research stay regarding registration with the City of Dort­mund.

Important note: This only applies to in­ter­na­tio­nal researchers who are residents in Dort­mund

We will be happy to help you with regard to the following topics: Registration with the City of Dort­mund and application for a residence permit, assistance with administrative formalities, tips on finding accommodation, questions regarding your employment contract, registration as a doctoral student, the Ambassador Program for doctoral students and postdocs, information on language courses, access to university services such as UniMail, WLAN, library etc.

The checklist and the handbook with further useful information offer a first orientation.

Checklist - At your arrival
Handbook EN

Important note: The manual is up to date as of September 2017, so that some of the information and issues addressed in the chapter on entry and residence are no longer current. You will find up-to-date information on the topic on our website regarding visa and residence.

We are happy to help you with the following topics: Support in all non-academic matters, tips on family reunification, information on language courses, events and network building for social and professional integration

For this phase of your research stay, the checklist from the previous phase continues to provide orientation. Further useful information can be found in the handbook.

Checklist - At your arrival
Handbook EN

Important note: The manual is up to date as of September 2017, so that some of the information and issues addressed in the chapter on entry and residence are no longer current. You will find up-to-date information on the topic on our website regarding visa and residence.

Please contact the Welcome Service team at this stage of your research stay regarding deregistration with the City of Dort­mund.

Important note: This only applies to in­ter­na­tio­nal researchers who are residents in Dort­mund

We will be happy to help you with regard to the following topics: deregistration of your residence, support during your departure, contact to the Alumni Network.

If you have an interest in staying in contact with the TU Dort­mund University and benefit from various offers, please visit the page Alumni International.

The checklist also provides an overview for this phase of your research stay.

Checklist - At the end of your stay

Welcome to TU Dort­mund University

We are looking forward to you!

Please register here to use our services.

*Our services are directed to in­ter­na­tio­nal guest researchers, doctoral students, postdocs and professors.

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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)