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DAAD Award 2022

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 2022. The rectorate will subsequently review the nominations and select the awardee.

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

2. 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.
  • If applicable, 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)

Nomination criteria:

  • The DAAD prize is not a research prize and is therefore not intended for the scientific appreciation of a doctoral thesis.
  • The prize cannot be split between several students.
  • The prize cannot be awarded to DAAD scholarship receivers or foreign students with a German highschool (Abitur) education.
  • The prize cannot be awarded twice to previous DAAD Prize holders.
  • one nomination letter by the dean of the faculty, international student advisor, faculty student council, final thesis supervisor etc.
  • maximum 3 recommendation letters from e.g. the student advisor, faculty staff or final thesis supervisor
  • 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 internships or (part-time) jobs
  • motivation letter of the applicant (briefly describe why you are applying for the DAAD Award)

The award ceremony will take place during the "Come2Campus" welcome event for international first-year students on October 4, 2022.

Application deadline: 15 August 2022

Application documents can be submitted by the applicants personally or by the nominating person.

Please send your application with all required documents to be submitted both in original copies via post and in digitally via e-mail to social.counselingtu-dortmundde

Original documents can be sent through (internal) universiy post or with the post to the International Office (Emil-Figge-Str. 61, 44227 Dortmund). You can drop your documents in the deadline mailbox in front of the building at Emil-Figge-Str. 61.

DAAD Award Winners

2021: Brian Hess (Department of Cultural Studies)

2020: Denis Belonogov (Department of Computer Science)

2019: Elena Shashko (Department of Computer Science)

2018: Komay Saimouaa (Department of Computer Science)

2017: Ahmed Adeil Ilyas (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology)

2016: Jianshuang Xu (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology)

2015: Rajkumar Palaniappan (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology)

2014: Esmeray Üstünyağız (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

2013: Kristian Aknolt Pakpahan (Department of Humanities and Theology)

2012: Maia Iobidze (Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology)


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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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