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Please be aware of the fact that every student has to be insured or provide an exemption from statutory health insurance! Without a certificate from your health insurance provider or a confirmation of exemption from statutory health insurance, the university cannot admit or enrol you as a student.

  • By law, all international students under the age of 30 have to be a member of a statutory health insurance (GKV) or possess an exception document (Befreiung von der GKV) from the statutory health insurance.
  • The monthly rate for the statutory health insurance for students is currently about €110.00.
  • Students attending a preperatory German language course have to take out private health insurance. As soon as you are registered at the private health insurance, you should request the exception document which releases you from the obligation of having to be registered at a statutory health insurance in Germany. 
  • International students aged 30 and older cannot be a member of the statutory health insurance anymore. Please be aware that the private health insurance benefits can vary significantly, depending on the chosen provider. In order to obtain a suitable health insurance fitting your needs, you should carefully peruse the insurance policy and inform yourself about the included benefits.

Important: We would like to bring to your attention that all health insurances are in a position to cancel your contract if the monthly fees are not paid accordingly. If you are privately insured, you will lose the insurance cover as soon as you have omitted one single payment.

You can find more information about health insurance here.

The health insurance provider will also inform the university that the contract has been canceled and that the person is no longer a member. Thereupon, the university is obligated to remove you from the register of students.

You can also find helpful information and important advice about health insurance on the following websites:

It is not obligatory for students to have a liability insurance but highly recommendable!

This insurance is needed in case you unintentionally harm another person. Ín such cases, you usually have to compensate the damaged party. This refers both to personal injury and material damage (for example in your rented apartment). If you are insured, your liability insurance will cover the costs.

You can get this sort of insurance at almost every insurance company and it costs about €5 per month.



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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)

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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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