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Arrival Checklist

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!

Mask obligation:
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.

Contact restrictions:
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.

With the exception of a few countries, the restrictions on entry to Germany from outside the EU were extended until further notice. However, you may enter Germany under certain circumstances:

  • If you already have a permanent residence and residence title in Germany
  • Entry for your studies when you already have the university admission.

What do you have to consider?

  • If you do not have a permanent residence in Germany yet and come from a country where travel restrictions are in place: You may enter Germany if you are able to show the German university admission for a degree course. It is no longer necessary to show a document stating obligatory presence on campus.
  • Exchange Students: Regarding this issue, please contact your coordinator in the International Office (Erasmus-Team | Overseas-Program).

Detailed information regarding entry into the federal Republic of Germany can be found on the following websites:

Federal Foreign Office: Coronavirus & Entry Restrictions

Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community: Coronavirus FAQs

Robert Koch Institute

Federal Ministry of Health

Government of North-Rhine Westphalia

TU Dort­mund University

German Academic Exchange Service

Please inform yourself regularly on the website of Land NRW about the current regulations!

Please inform yourself in advance about the valid corona entry regulation. The list of countries that are considered risk areas is published on the website of the Robert-Koch-Institut and is updated regularly.

If you are entering Germany from virus variant regions (e.g. United Kingdom or South Africa),

  • You must report to the health office on a mandatory basis, also subsequently.
  • Immediately quarantine yourself for 10 days.
  • Be tested for coronavirus before or upon entry and again five days later. If the test is negative, the quarantine is over.

If you enter Germany from one of the further risk areas,

  • You must inform the competent health office in Germany before your departure from your home country your home address! You can do this easily via this form online. You must carry the proof of this with you during your trip and show it to the relevant authorities, if necessary (e.g. federal police). The health department can use this prior notification to check whether you are in quarantine or not. In case of violation, a heavy fine of up to 25,000 € threatens.
  • Show a coronatest (rapid test or PCR test), which was made a maximum of 48 hours before entry. Alternatively, a test can be made directly after entry (within 24 hrs). In case of a PCR test you have to stay in quarantine at least until the negative result! In case of a positive result the quarantine lasts at least 10 days. In case of symptoms this can be prolonged again. More info can be obtained from the health department.
  • Be in quarantine if, contrary to the applicable obligation, you do not bring a test with you or have not taken one after entering the country.
  • 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+.
  • A test for SARS-CoV-2 can be arranged by doctors or the public health department.

You can find important information on this topic on the page of the Federal Ministry of Health.

  • 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 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".

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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