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Counseling Services for Refugees

On the following pages you will find helpful information on counseling services and contact points related to all areas of studying at TU Dortmund University.

The various counseling services at TU Dortmund University help prospective students with a refugee background 

•    to choose the right degree program,
•    to apply for and get enrolled in a degree program, and
•    to solve problems and answer all kinds of questions during the studies themselves.

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Office Hours at the International Office

The Refugee Counseling and Integration Office at the International Office is the first contact point for your questions regarding a degree program at TU Dortmund University.

Please contact us by email (refugee.counselingtu-dortmundde) and we will arrange an appointment for online counseling via Zoom or by telephone. Consultation in presence/on site in the Refugee Counseling and Integration Office (Emil-Figge-Str. 73, Pavillon 10, Room 112) is offered every Wednesday from 13:00-15:00 and is only possible with a prior online appointment.

In our individual counseling you can get information on the following topics, among others:

•    University entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung)
•    Language requirements for studying at TU Dortmund University
•    Support program Language Training for Refugees
•    Scholarship Programs and Study Financing
•    Further support programs and events on the campus

We are also happy to refer you to other counseling services offered by TU Dortmund University. Below you will find an overview of the offers.

Further Counseling Offers for TU Dortmund University Students

The Central Student Advisory Service offers general guidance regarding the general framework of university studies, the choice of the right subject and the different degree programs offered at TU Dortmund University. On the website of the Central Student Advisory Service you can learn more about the services and the current office hours. 


Each faculty at TU Dortmund University has its own degree program advisors who can give prospective and enrolled students detailed information about the study and examination regulations of specific degree programs. They also inform applicants about specific admission restrictions of certain degree programs and study opportunities in general. You can find an overview of the different advisors here.


Further consultation services can be found on the official website of the General Student Committee (AStA).

The Psychological Counseling is part of the services provided for all students of TU Dortmund University by the Central Student Advisory Service. This counseling service is free for all enrolled students and you do not have to show your health insurance card to make use of it.

The Studierendenwerk Dortmund offers psychological counseling for students at TU Dortmund University, Fachhochschule Dortmund and South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences. The counseling service is free of charge and also available in English.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Refugee Counseling and In­te­gra­ti­on Office.

You can reach us here: refugee.counselingtu-dortmundde

We are looking forward to assist you!