Universities and non-university research institutions have reacted clearly and unitedly to the attack on Ukraine, emphasizing that they stand in full solidarity with Ukraine and that Putin's war cannot be justified by anything.
TU Dortmund University would like to support Ukrainian students who have fled their country to continue their studies in Dortmund. Please contact the staff of the Social Counseling and the Refugee Counseling and Integration Office.
On this page you will find various support services and relevant contact points.
Current press releases and statements of TU Dortmund University
- Solidarity with victims and those affected by the attack on Ukraine (Rectorate press release, 17 March 2022)
- "Science stands for peaceful coexistence" (Interview with Prof. Dr. Flatten, Vice President International Affairs, 11 March 2022)
- "A European public sphere is emerging that has long been missed" (Interview with Prof. Dr. Fengler, 7 March 2022).
- International students can contact the Open Office Hours of the International Office on a daily basis.
- For people with a refugee background, the Refugee Counseling and Integration Office of the International Office is the first point of contact for your questions regarding studying at TU Dortmund University.
- The Welcome Services of the International Office provide information for Ukrainian and Russian researchers.
Unfortunately, office hours of the International Office cannot be held in person at the moment, but you can reach us by phone, e-mail, and via Zoom.
- Thanks to the support of the Association of Friends of TU Dortmund University (GdF e.V.), bachelor's, master's and doctoral students of TU Dortmund University who are in need due to the current crisis in Ukraine can be supported with up to 500,00 EUR each within the framework of an emergency aid. Detailed information can be found further below on the page.
- In case of financial emergencies, the aid fund of the AStA may be of help. Students of TU Dortmund University can get an interest-free loan up to a maximum of 1,500 euros to cover an emergency situation.
- The Psychological Student Counseling offers support to students, employees and researchers in difficult life situations.
- The University Library Dortmund offers a free library card to Ukrainian students.
- The portal Germany4Ukraine of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI) summarizes information and support offers as well as questions and answers on the entry from Ukraine to Germany (available in Ukrainian, Russian, German and English).
- Information from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) on entering and staying in Germany (among others available in Russian, German and English).
- Refugees from Ukraine can use buses and trains in Germany free of charge. All that is required are official Ukrainian identity or residence documents. You can find multilingual information on this provided by the Deutsche Bahn or a flyer from the VRR.
- Relevant information on the Ukraine crisis from the Ministry for Children, Family, Refugees and Integration of the State of NRW (available in Ukrainian and German).
- Information and support services from the City of Dortmund regarding the war in Ukraine including information on residence regulations and social benefits for refugees from Ukraine (available in German, Ukrainian and Russian).
- For the refugees from Ukraine who have come to Dortmund, the Ruhr Nachrichten editorial team has put together a twelve-page ePaper to help them find their way around the city (available in German and Ukrainian).
- FAQ of the Dortmund network for refugees (nett.werkzeug) on the topic of refugees from Ukraine (available in German and Ukrainian).
- The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) has established the National Academic Contact Point Ukraine. The platform offers comprehensive information and assistance for Ukrainian students and researchers (available in Ukrainian, German and English).
- If you are interested in scholarships, you may be able to find suitable support options with the help of the scholarship database by the DAAD (available in German and English).
The project "Sprache verbindet", organized by Dortmund's Rotary Clubs, enables individual language support in German for primary school children in need of support. Through playful learning, the German language is taught and a foundation is laid for success at school and at work. This requires so-called "scouts", pupils and students who introduce the participating children to the German language. Scouts visit the children in their families for one to two hours per week and respond to their individual needs.
Scouts are currently being sought - e.g. for children who have fled from Ukraine! Students who get involved in this project receive remuneration and a certificate for their work, as well as insights into other languages and cultures, and can gain valuable experience themselves. As members of the TU Dortmund they can make their own contribution to successful integration. You can find out more details about the project in this short presentation (in German). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact TU Dortmund University Sustainability Office.
Emergency aid for students
Thanks to the generous support of the Gesellschaft der Freunde der TU Dortmund we are able to provide TU Dortmund University students who are in need due to the current crisis in Ukraine with emergency aid of up to 500 EUR each. At the same time, the Social Counseling Team of the International Office can advise you on other support options.
Who can apply for emergency aid?
Registered degree seeking students at TU Dortmund University whose countries of origin are Ukraine or Russia. The support is provided regardless of the study phase.
Emergency assistance is aimed at students who need financial support for their own needs and have fallen into financial hardship through no fault of their own and due to the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
What documents do I need to submit?
In this application form, you will find the information and evidence that we need for funding. Once you have compiled all the documents, please complete and send them to us at this email address: social.counselingtu-dortmundde to Ms. Al-Dubai or Ms. Nguyen. If you have any questions, please also contact this email address.
Ms. Al-Dubai and Ms. Nguyen of the International Offic's Social Counseling Team will also advise you on other support options if they are applicable to you.
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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".Zum Lageplan