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Before the Application

Would you like to know which­ degree programs­ are offered­ by TU­ Dortmund­ University­ and which requirements you have to meet for an application? We have compiled an overview of the available information for you.

Selection of the Degree Program

TU­ Dortmund University offers­ about 80­ degree programs­ in the natural and­ engineering sciences­, social and­ cultural sciences as­ well as a broad-based teacher training program for all types of schools.

The Central Student Advisory Service of TU­ Dortmund University­ supports prospective students in their­ orientation as well as in their choice and decision of studies.

Admission Requirements

In order to­ be admitted to studies at TU­ Dortmund University­, a Higher Education Entrance Qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB)­ must­ be provided.

A Higher Education Entrance Qualification­ can be the highest school leaving certificate or the highest school leaving certificate­ combined with proof of a Higher Education Entrance Examination and/or periods of study and/or a degree from the respective home country.

Depending on the educational qualifications, all­ degree programs­ (general university entrance qualification­ (HZB)) or only certain­ degree programs­ (subject-specific university entrance qualification (­HZB)) can be studied. It is also possible that a Studienkolleg (one-year foundation course to prepare for studies, ending with the “Feststellungsprüfung”, i.e. university qualification assessment examination) must be successfully completed before taking up studies. Please note that TU­ Dortmund ­University does not offer a Studienkolleg itself.

In the course of the application process, it is checked, based on the specifications of the Central Office for Foreign Education (anabin), whether the submitted educational certificates­ correspond to a university­ entrance qualification­ (HZB) and whether all other admission and enrollment requirements are met.


Language Requirements

To be admitted to the degree program you need to prove that you have sufficient language skills­.

The language of instruction for almost all ­degree programs at TU­ Dortmund University­ is German.

For a successful study you need a very good knowledge of German. You have to prove this by passing the German language exam.


Recognized German Certificates

  • Certificate of passing the DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang examination) (level 2 or 3). Only certificates from universities, colleges and preparatory courses whose examination regulations are registered with the German Rectors' Conference are recognized.
  • Test of German as a Foreign Language (TestDaF): Total TDN at least 16
  • German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs - Second Level (DSD II)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2 (Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom - GDS)
  • Central Upper School Examination of the Goethe-Institut (ZOP)
  • Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS) or Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
  • telc Deutsch C1­ University Certificate with the overall grade sufficient or better

The zhb - Foreign Languages Department of TU­ Dortmund University­ offers the DSH examination. On the website of the zhb you can inform yourself about the DSH exam and registration procedures.

For a successful study of an English-taught degree program at TU­ Dortmund University­ you need to have a very good command of English.

Please find out about the required English language certificates on the websites of the corresponding degree programs themselves.

English-taught Master's Degree Programs

*) Please note that this specialization of “Industrial Mathematics” within the Technomathematics Master’s program is currently being reviewed in internal university processes. Potential requirements may result in the modification or cancellation of the English-language specialization.

German Language Degree­ Programs­ with Additional English Language Requirements

To be admitted to the degree program you need to prove that you have sufficient language skills­.

If you do not have the necessary proof, you can apply for enrollment as a German language course student. This application can be done generally together with the regular application for a degree program.

The prerequisite for enrollment as a German course student is a Higher Education Entrance Qualification ­ (HZB) for a degree program­ offered­ by TU­ Dortmund­ University.

After successful application and successful verification of your university entrance qualification­ (HZB), you will receive a letter of admission to the language course. With this letter you can enroll as a German course student, provided that you­ attend­ a preparatory­ language course­ for your studies. Please note that TU­ Dortmund­ University­ does not­ offer­ its own preparatory­ German courses, so we have to ask you to contact a private preparatory­ language course provider.

After successful completion of a German language course and the acquisition of sufficient language skills, a new application for the specialized studies must be submitted in due form and time.


TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity
International Office
- Admission and Enrollment -
Emil-Figge-Str. 61
44227 Dort­mund

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Do you have general questions about studying at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity and are you looking for the right contact person? Then feel welcome to take advantage of our open office hours "Degree Seeking Students" via Zoom. You can find current information under Office Hours.