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Application for the degree program

Application for an Advanced Semester

Below you will find important information on how to apply for a degree program in an advanced semester.

Please take your time and read the following information carefully, as many fundamental aspects are explained which are­ important for your application­!

There are different ways to­ apply for an advanced semester at TU­ Dort­mund University. ­Which application method is the right one for you personally depends on your choice of study, your nationality and your educational certificates.

Please note: Applicants who­ have acquired their university entrance qualification­ (HZB) and their academic achievements in­ Germany must ­contact the Student Registration Office­ to apply and enroll for an advanced semester­.

What Does "Advanced Semester" Mean?

“Advanced semesters" are all semesters of a degree program or subject greater than 1, so if you­ have already­ studied at TU­ Dort­mund University or another­ university and have previously earned credits, you can apply for the recognition of the credits and, on this basis, for placement in an advanced semester.

For many­ degree programs,­ the so-called "Studiengangjahresregelung" applies­: This means that the start of studies is always in the winter semester. Consequently, within the standard period of study, students can­ only be placed in odd semesters in­ the winter semester­ and in­ even semesters in­ the summer semester.

­There are degree programs­ and subjects at TU­ Dort­mund University­ which are subject to admission restrictions in an advanced semester. You can find out ­whether there is an admission restriction for a degree program or a subject in our overview of the degree programs on offer. If you have any questions regarding the range of degree programs on offer, please feel free to use TU­ Dort­mund University's advisory services.

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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".

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