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Living in Germany


International students at TU Dortmund University have various possibilities for finding accommodations.

The Housing and Social Counseling Department at the International Office offers help and support for international students looking for accommodations. On this page, you will find helpful links for housing in and around Dortmund.

  • Book a room online through the Studierendenwerk Dortmund (Student Union) here
  • Find out about the room furnishings and addresses here

Important! Please note that the waiting period can take up to a year after your application. That is why we suggest applying at other student residences.

Caution: The offers by the Studierendenwerk are not available for doctoral students.

Further Options:

AStA                                               Wohnungsbörse AStA TU Dort­mund

Housing Anywhere                    Internationale Wohnungsplattform

Please use the special link for students of TU Dortmund University when registering here.

Long-term accommodation   WG gesucht


                                                          Ebay Kleinanzeigen


Short-term accommodation  Airbnb

                                                          DJH - Jugendherberge Dort­mund

                                                          DJH - Jugendherberge Hagen

                                                          A&O Hostel

                                                         Gästezimmer - Dortmundzentral

                                                         immowelt - Woh­nen auf Zeit 

                                                    Housing Anywhere

Housing associations              LEG - Woh­nen


                                                         HAUS und GRUND

                                                         Vivawest Woh­nen GmbH

You can also look for accommodations in newspapers ex. z.B. Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ), Neue Ruhr Zeitung (NRZ) or Stadtanzeiger. You can also find listings for apartments or shared apartments on bulletin boards in departmental buildings and the cafeteria at TU Dortmund University.

Please pay attention to extra costs such as deposits or the broadcasting fee (Rundfunkbeitrag). Aside from that, you have to receive a confirmation letter by your landlord (Wohngeberbescheinigung) and use it to register your address at the Resident’s Registration Office. It is absolutely necessary to write your name on your doorbell and your mailbox.

Landlord’s Confirmation Letter: Information about the “Wohnungsgeberbestätigung”. According to § 19 of the Federal Registration Act, the “Wohnungsgeberbestätigung” in North Rhein-Westphalia must include the following information: address of the property owner (landlord), the move-in or move-out date, address of the new apartment and the name of the main tenant. You can send a completed confirmation letter electronically or via mail to the local Resident’s Registration Office.

 “Ratgeber Lärm”. Information from The City of Dortmund’s Environmental Agency

Since 1 November 2015, a standardized Federal Registration Act has become effective for all federal states. According to § 17 of the Federal Registration Act (BMG), the following applies to registration and deregistration:
(2) Whoever moves out of their apartment and does not move to another apartment within the country has to deregister with the Residents’ Registration Office within two weeks of their move.

Deregister yourself at the Foreigners Registration Office in Dortmund before you leave.

Contact information: studententeamstadtdode


IMPORTANT information for you: According to § 20 Abs. 3 Nr. 1 AufenthG, after successfully graduating, you may apply to extend your residence permit in Germany with the goal of finding employment.

The residence permit will be issued for up to 18 months in order to find qualified employment in Germany.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Social Counseling Service for International Students.

You can reach us here: social.counselingtu-dortmundde

We are looking forward to assisting you!


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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)

Interactive map

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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