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Student Financial Support

Scholarship Programs for Refugees

Are you about to take up studies at TU Dortmund University and worry about financing it? Or did you start your studies already and now realize that financial support is necessary? 

Particularly talented students with a refugee background have the possibility to apply for a scholarship during the initial phase of their studies at TU Dortmund University or a study scholarship from the second semester onwards.

Support Program "NRWege ins Studium"

Within the framework of the support program “NRWege ins Studium” funded by the federal state North-Rhine Westphalia, TU Dortmund University supports enrolled students with a refugee background with the financing of their studies. 

If you are extraordinarily motivated, can prove a very good performance in your preliminary language courses and have a refugee background, you can apply for a scholarship supporting the initial phase of your studies, i.e. the first program semester. 

The funding period is six months. The maximum funding amount is 861€ per month.

The application phase for the funding period of the year 2022 has ended. Information for the funding period of the year 2023 will be announced here in due time.

The following documents must be submitted when applying for a scholarship for the initial phase of studies:

  • Fully completed application form (in German)
  • Letter of admission for the study program at TU Dortmund University or confirmation of receipt of your application (Certificate of enrollment must be submitted later)
  • Residence permit/proof of refugee background
  • Language certificates (certificates of the preparatory courses as well as DSH certificate or equivalent)
  • Letter of motivation (in German)
  • If available, current BAföG notification
  • If applicable, proof of honorary commitment

You can either send the complete documents by post or place them in the mailbox of the International Office in front of the building directly. You will find the address on page 1 of the application form.

If you are enrolled at TU Dortmund University, motivated, can provide good marks and have a refugee background, you can apply for a study scholarship from the second program semester onwards.

The maximum funding amount is 861€ per month.

The application phase for the funding period of the year 2022 has ended. Information for the funding period of the year 2023 will be announced here in due time.

The following documents must be submitted when applying for a study scholarship:

  • Completely filled out application form (in German)
  • Current certificate of enrollment at TU Dortmund University
  • Residence permit/proof of refugee background
  • Current ECTS transcript of records from TU Dortmund University
  • Positive evaluation ("Gutachten") of a university lecturer
  • Language certificates (certificates of the preparatory courses as well as DSH certificate or equivalent)
  • Letter of motivation (in German)
  • Current BAföG notification, if available
  • Proof of honorary commitment, if applicable

You can either send the complete documents by post or place them in the mailbox of the International Office in front of the building directly. You will find the address on page 1 of the application form.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Refugee Counseling and Integration Office.

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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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