On this website we have compiled all the important information you will need if you enter Germany now. Please read especially the points about domestic quarantine carefully and follow the instructions. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We wish you a safe journey to our campus!
From 25 January 2021, there is an obligation to wear medical masks in public areas such as doctors' surgeries, supermarkets, petrol stations, pharmacies, banks, bus and train (also at bus stops!). The masks must be surgical masks of the EN 14683 standard or masks of the KN95/N95 or FFP2 standards! The minimum distance of 1.5 m should still be observed.
A household is allowed to meet in public with max. one other person! If you live alone, you are considered as a single person as one household. If you live in a shared flat, the whole flat-sharing community with all the flatmates counts as one household. Parties are forbidden according to the Corona protection ordinance!
Rules at TU Dortmund University:
You must wear a medical mask in all buildings and on the entire campus! Avoid being on campus unnecessarily and only come if absolutely necessary.
Please inform yourself regularly on the site of Land NRW about the current regulations!
Inquire independently about the valid Corona entry regulation in advance. The list of countries considered to be virus variant, high incidence or risk areas are published on the website of the Robert-Koch-Institute and is updated regularly.
Virus variant area:
- There is currently an entry ban in place!
High incidence area:
- Apply before entry at www.einreiseanmeldung.en
- Bring negative test result (not older than 48 hours)!
- Register before entry at www.einreiseanmeldung.en. Be sure to carry the proof with you during your trip. The health department can use this prior registration to check whether you are in quarantine or not. In the event of a violation, you could face a heavy fine of up to 25,000 €.
- Show a corona test (rapid test or PCR test) that was taken no more than 48 hours before entry. Alternatively, a test can also be taken directly after entry (within 48 hours). In the case of a PCR test, you must remain in quarantine at least until the result is negative! If the result is positive, quarantine lasts at least 10 days. In case of symptoms, this can be extended again. Further information can be obtained from the public health department.
On the way home from the airport/train station, any close contact with other people should be avoided, the AHA+ measures apply: distance, hygiene, everyday mask+.
Important information on this topic is automatically sent to you via SMS upon entry (from March 1, 2021) and can be found on the page of the Federal Ministry of Health.
For detailed information on entering the Federal Republic of Germany, please visit the following websites:
Foreign Office: Coronavirus & Entry Restrictions.
Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Home Affairs: Coronavirus FAQs
- The duration of quarantine is up to 10 days, beginning with your arrival.
- The time of quarantine is spent at your own accommodation.
- You are not allowed to leave your apartment/room without the consent of the public health department. This includes the communal kitchen in the dorms.
- You are not allowed to receive visits from people who are not part of your own household or let anyone else enter your room.
- If you live with other people, stay in different rooms and do not share objects such as dishes or towels.
If you need to go into quarantine after arrival in Germany, it is very important that you book an adequate accommodation beforehand!
- Take direct transport to your accommodation after arriving in Germany. If you have registered for a room in one of the dormitories, please contact in advance the janitors of the building about the date and the time you will pick up the keys.
- Exchange Students: Regarding this issue, please contact your coordinator in the International Office (Erasmus-Team | Overseas-Program).
- Please contact us as early as possible to inform us that you’ll be arriving in Dortmund. We’ll support you as best as possible! Contact via e-mail wasila.al-dubaitu-dortmundde und jenny.nguyentu-dortmundde.
- For support in grocery shopping, you may call Dortmund’s Voluntary Agency.
The agency will connect you to a volunteer, who will assist you with your grocery shopping. You will need to pay for the groceries in advance, the service is free.
- Delivery food can be ordered directly at some restaurants (check websites of the restaurants in your surroundings!).
- Some supermarkets in Dortmund also deliver food to your home. For further information, please contact erasmustu-dortmundde.
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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".Zum Lageplan