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TU Dort­mund University offers a range of advisory offices for both prospective students and students in different stages of life: start of the studies, course of studies or the start into the working life. On this page, you find an overview of the according institutions.

Social Counseling at the International Office offers support to in­ter­na­tio­nal students who need help with financial problems, their residential status or other social or family matters.

Office hours and further information

How satisfied are you with your current study situation? How much fun are your studies to you and how high is your interest? Are you unsure about coping with the requirements?

With the web-based tool moveo you have the chance to easily examine your current study situation at TU Dort­mund University (duration about 20 minutes).

moveo allows you to precisely think about your study motivation and learning behavior. The feedback is not just a mere description of your results but also a valuable reference to appropriate advisory offices - according to your self-assessment. Moreover, you receive an individualised feedback as a pdf-document which you may print and take with to a consultation meeting to the Social Counseling.

Should you have identified problem areas, we are glad to advise you in our office hours.

For the tool click here: moveo (reflection of your current study situation)

The Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) is a center which provides you with information and guidance on the demands and structure of your studies. Here you can find further information as well as useful tips concerning course contents, study requirements and study options as well as advice on your choice of subject.

For any personal advice or difficulties regarding your studies, the ZSB also offers psychological counseling.

International student advisors are contact persons for students from abroad. You can find an in­ter­na­tio­nal student advisor at each faculty.

Their duties are:

  • counseling
  • initial contact with the foreign students
  • answering questions foreign students might have
  • responding to letters of inquiry from the Foreigners' Registration Office

List of all in­ter­na­tio­nal student advisors

The General Student Committee (AStA) officially represents the interests of students at the respective university and also their political interests towards the university and the state. The AStA is elected by the student parliament (StuPa) and consists of different sections, responsible for, e.g., educational policy, women’s policy, fundamental rights and civil liberties, culture and others.

The AStA represents the interests of students towards the administration, the ministries or other authorities. Above all, the committee provides support for any problems or queries that students may have. The AStA offers a wide range of services including publication of handouts as well as counseling services:

  • in­ter­na­tio­nal student counseling
  • women's counseling
  • social counseling
  • tenant’s advisory

Office hours and further information

The Autonomous Foreigners Department, a department of the General Student Committee (AStA), is elected and lead by in­ter­na­tio­nal students. The department not only organizes events but also offers counseling for in­ter­na­tio­nal students.

Office hours and information

We would like to welcome you to our meetings! Our meet and greet or the so-called “Elterntreff” (i.e. meeting point for parents) is meant for parents with one or more children, pregnant women and women who would like to have children. Here you are given the possibility to meet other parents, ask for advice on the subject of child care, on how to juggle your finances or tips on how to combine your studies, research or work with family life.

You are very welcome to bring along your children! There are plenty of toys and your children can be taken care of without any problems.

Contact person:

Jeannette Kratz

In order to improve work-life balance in terms of studies, work and family, the “Campus Family Office” was established by TU Dort­mund University, FH Dort­mund and the family project of the City of Dort­mund.

The Campus Family Office:

  • informs and supports on the search for suitable child care
  • mediates helpful contacts on how to combine studying, work and family life
  • gives advice on services offered to children, young people and families
  • answers any questions you may have before and after giving birth

Office hours and further information

The Department of Disabilities and Studies (DoBus) is an organization which supports students and applicants with

  • physical disabilities
  • visual impairment or blindness
  • hearing impairment or deafness
  • speech impairment
  • chronic illness
  • mental illness

and have difficulties in planning and implementing their studies or feel challenged by the  organization of care, mobility or further potentially needed assistance.

Office hours and information



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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.


Dort­mund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dort­mund Airport to TU Dort­mund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dort­mund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more in­for­mation). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dort­mund Airport.


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