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There is a vast offer of scholarships! When applying for a scholarship, it is important to pick the right one. A thorough research is worth it as an optimal fit of sponsors and beneficiaries is significant.

Targetgroup:

Admitted and enrolled in­ter­na­tio­nal students and in­ter­na­tio­nal doctoral candidates at TU Dort­mund University only!

TU Dort­mund University offers graduation scholarships to enrolled in­ter­na­tio­nal students and in­ter­na­tio­nal doctoral candidates four times a year. The graduation scholarship is meant to support in­ter­na­tio­nal students who are in financial hardships by no fault of their own so that they can finish their studies.

Note: Graduation scholarships can only be provided to students and doctoral candidates who have registered their thesis and who are in financial need.

The following documents are necessary for the application:

  • completed application form
  • confirmation of registration for your final thesis (page 9 of the application; to be filled out by the Examinations Office, i.e. Prüfungsamt)
  • tabular résumé/curriculum vitae
  • current enrollment certificate
  • transcript of records
  • bank statements from the last three months (October 2020 until December 2020)
  • if applicable, credit card statements for the last three months
  • proof of a blocked account, legal obligation to pay, scholarship or earnings
  • copy of your residency permit
  • if applicable, bank statements from your spouse
  • if applicable, a copy of your current employment contract

Application deadline: 27 December 2020

Please submit your application to the International Office in due time. You can drop your application at the after-hours mailbox located directly in front of the main building of the International Office, or hand it in personally in the secretary's office (room 209B) or to Ms. Verena Wolf herself in room 212.

The scholarships will be awarded by a selection committee.

Contact persons: Wasila Al-Dubai and Jenny Nguyen

Note: This scholarship program is organized and carried out by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt).

Targetgroup:

Admitted and enrolled in­ter­na­tio­nal students and in­ter­na­tio­nal doctoral candidates at TU Dort­mund University only!

The award with a value of 1,000 EUR distinguishes an outstanding in­ter­na­tio­nal student or doctoral candidate who has excelled through particular academic performance as well as remarkable social or intercultural commitment.

Applicants may be nominated by professors, in­ter­na­tio­nal student advisors of the corresponding faculties or supervisors of the final thesis/dissertation. These applicants may also have graduated just recently.

Nominations should be timely, since the recommendations from the Dean’s Office must be submitted to the International Office by 15 August 2021. The rectorate will subsequently review the nominations and select the awardee.

Application requirements:

Only in­ter­na­tio­nal applicants with a foreign higher education entrance qualification may apply.

The candidates should

  • study in a Bachelor's degree program in an advanced semester (at least 2nd or 3rd year),
  • study in a Master's degree program in an advanced semester (at least 2nd semester) or
  • be in the process of writing their dissertation to finalize the doctoral qualification process.

Those who have recently completed their studies may also be nominated (graduation must not be longer ago than three months  when the DAAD award ceremony takes place).

Following documents must be submitted for the application process:

  • nomination letter by the dean of the faculty, in­ter­na­tio­nal student advisor, faculty student council, final thesis supervisor etc.
  • tabular résumé/curriculum vitae of the candidate
  • transcript of records
  • current enrollment certificate
  • proof of social or intercultural commitment at TU Dort­mund University
  • one to three letters of recommendation from other parties, e.g. external employers, previous or current professors, supervisors, tutors etc.
  • motivation letter of the applicant (briefly describe why you are applying for the DAAD Award)

Application deadline: 15 August 2021

Please submit the recommendations and application documents in postal form and digitally/in scanned copies via e-mail to: Wasila Al-Dubai and Jenny Nguyen

Please submit both types of documents!

Note: The DAAD Award is not a research award and therefore is not for the scientific recognition of a doctoral thesis. The awarded prize money cannot be shared among more than one person and can neither be awarded to DAAD scholarship recipients nor to foreign students with a German educational background.

Targetgroup:

Only admitted and enrolled in­ter­na­tio­nal doctoral candidates at TU Dort­mund University!

Within the scope of the DAAD project STIBET Doktoranden, funded by the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), TU Dort­mund University provides community engagement grants for in­ter­na­tio­nal doctoral candidates. The grant's aim is to support in­ter­na­tio­nal doctoral candidates at TU Dort­mund University who are characterized by good academic results as well as extraordinary community engagement in the in­ter­na­tio­nal context of the university. The goal is to honor community engagement, support it and motivate future involvement. The scholarship can be awarded for a maximum of 12 months, while exceptional extensions are possible.

Who can apply?

The application is open for in­ter­na­tio­nal doctoral candidates who

  • have acquired their university entry qualification outside Germany
  • are currently enrolled at TU Dort­mund
  • distinguish themselves by extraordinary community engagement in in­ter­na­tio­nal affairs related to TU Dort­mund University

Extent and duration of funding:

The extent of the funding is a minimum of 250 EUR/month and the grants are awarded for up to 12 months.

Documents for application:

  • tabular résumé/curriculum vitae of the candidate
  • motivation letter
  • proof of distinguished community engagement in the in­ter­na­tio­nal context of TU Dort­mund University
  • letters of recommendation
  • transcript of records
  • current enrollment certificate

Application deadline: 31 August 2021

Please submit your application to the International Office in due time. You can drop your application at the after-hours mailbox located directly in front of the main building of the International Office, or hand it in personally in the secretary's office (room 209B) or to Ms. Verena Wolf herself in room 212.

The scholarships will be awarded by a selection committee.

Contact persons: Wasila Al-Dubai and Jenny Nguyen

Note: This scholarship program is organized and carried out by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt).

Targetgroup:

Only in­ter­na­tio­nal students with refugee background in their first program semester or after application for their studies at TU Dort­mund University!

The scholarships for students with a refugee background offer the possibility of financial support to especially promising students during the initial phase of their studies, i.e. the first two semesters. This financial support is available to those students who are either in their first semester or shortly before taking up their studies at TU Dort­mund University.

The following documents are necessary for the application:

  • fully completed and signed application form
  • current enrollment confirmation of TU Dort­mund University, respectively confirmation of receipt of study application, respectively acknowledgement of study place (e.g. printout of confirmation e-mail)
  • copy of residence permit (verification of refugee background)
  • certificates from a language school or institute
  • officially recognized German language certificate (e.g. the German language examination for university admission, DSH)
  • letter of motivation

If available:

  • proof of income (employment contract, proof of income of the last three months)
  • proof of the receipt of BAföG, other scholarships or state benefits
  • proof of previous handling of living expenses as well as savings
  • proof of/reference letter on social or community commitment

Please hand in your application and all necessary documents in due time, either personally during the office hours of the Refugee Counseling and Integration Office or by e-mail to:

International Office

Refugee Counseling and Integration Office

Emil-Figge-Str. 61

44227 Dort­mund

Application period: 15 - 31 February 2021

Contact: Refugee Counseling and Integration Office

Note: This project is part of a project framework organized and carried out by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD) in cooperation with and funds from the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW) within the support program “NRWege ins Studium – Integration of refugees at universities in North Rhine-Westphalia”.

Targetgroup:

Only in­ter­na­tio­nal students with refugee background currently at least in their second program semester or soon to start at leat the second program semester!

These scholarships are for especially talented students with a refugee background who are at least in the second program semester of their studies or shortly before starting the second program semester. This scholarship grants financial support between one and three years.

The following documents are necessary for the application:

  • fully completed and signed application form
  • current enrollment certificate of TU Dort­mund University
  • proof of previous study achievements (current transcript of records)
  • officially recognized German language certificate (e.g. the German language examination for university admission, DSH)
  • letter of motivation
  • a supporting assessment from a lecturer/university teacher
  • copy of residence permit (verification of refugee background)

If available:

  • proof of income (employment contract, proof of income of the last three months)
  • proof of the receipt of BAföG or other scholarships
  • proof of previous handling of living expenses as well as savings
  • proof of/reference letter on social or community commitment

Please hand in your application and all necessary documents in due time, either personally during the office hours of the Refugee Counseling and Integration Office or by e-mail to:

International Office

Refugee Counseling and Integration Office

Emil-Figge-Str. 61

44227 Dort­mund

Application period: 15 - 31 October 2021

Contact: Refugee Counseling and Integration Office

Note: This project is part of a project framework organized and carried out by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD) in cooperation with and funds from the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW) within the support program “NRWege ins Studium – Integration of refugees at universities in North Rhine-Westphalia”.

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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".

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