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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, HZB)
•    Language requirements for studying at TU Dortmund University
•    Language support "NRWege ins Studium" for refugees 
•    Scholarships for refugees during the initial phase of the studies and for students with a refugee background
•    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!


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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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