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News: Information and Support Services for

Ukrainian Students

Universities and non-university research institutions have reacted clearly and unitedly to the attack on Ukraine, emphasizing that they stand in full solidarity with Ukraine and that Putin's war cannot be justified by anything.

TU Dortmund University would like to support Ukrainian students who have fled their country to continue their studies in Dortmund. Please contact the staff of the Social Counseling and the Refugee Counseling and Integration Office.

On this page you will find various support services and relevant contact points.

Current ­press releases and statements of TU Dortmund University

Support Services provided by TU Dortmund University

  • International students can contact the Open Office Hours of the International Office on a daily basis.
     
  • For people with a refugee background, the Refugee Counseling and In­te­gra­ti­on Office of the International Office is the first point of contact for your questions regarding studying at TU Dortmund University.
     
  • The Welcome Services of the International Office provide information for Ukrainian researchers.

    Unfortunately, office hours of the International Office cannot be held in person at the moment, but you can reach us by phone, e-mail, and via Zoom.
     
  • Thanks to the support of the Association of Friends of TU Dortmund University (GdF e.V.), bachelor's, master's and doctoral students of TU Dortmund University who are in need due to the current crisis in Ukraine can be supported with up to 500,00 EUR each within the framework of an emergency aid. Detailed information can be found further below on the page.
     
  • In case of financial emergencies, the aid fund of the AStA may be of help. Students of TU Dortmund University can get an interest-free loan up to a maximum of 1,500 euros to cover an emergency situation.
     
  • The Psychological Student Counseling offers support to students, employees and researchers in difficult life situations.

Overview of Important Contacts for Ukrainian Students

  • The portal Germany4Ukraine of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI) summarizes information and support offers as well as questions and answers on the entry from Ukraine to Germany (available in Ukrainian, Russian, German and English).
     
  • Information from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) on entering and staying in Germany (among others available in Russian, German and English).
     
  • Refugees from Ukraine can use buses and trains in Germany free of charge. All that is required are official Ukrainian identity or residence documents. You can find multilingual information on this provided by the Deutsche Bahn or a flyer from the VRR.

Local:

  • The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) has established the  National Academic Contact Point Ukraine. The platform offers comprehensive information and assistance for Ukrainian students and researchers (available in Ukrainian, German and English).
     
  • If you are interested in scholarships, you may be able to find suitable support options with the help of the scholarship database by the DAAD (available in German and English).
  • The UA Talents job platform for refugees from Ukraine brings together job seekers and employers in Europe (available in Ukrainian and English).
     
  • Refugees from Ukraine (Ukrainians and third-country nationals) can receive support for career orientation and labor market integration via the work4you project (in Ukrainian, German, English and Russian).

Project for Language Support for Children

The proj­ect "Spra­che ver­bin­det", or­ga­nized by Dort­mund's Rotary Clubs, enables individual lan­guage support in German for primary school children in need of support. Through playful learning, the German lan­guage is taught and a foundation is laid for success at school and at work. This requires so-called "scouts", pupils and students who introduce the participating children to the German lan­guage. Scouts visit the children in their families for one to two hours per week and respond to their individual needs.

Scouts are currently being sought - e.g. for children who have fled from Ukra­i­ne! Students who get involved in this proj­ect receive remuneration and a certificate for their work, as well as insights into other languages and cultures, and can gain valuable experience themselves. As mem­bers of the TU Dort­mund they can make their own contribution to successful integration. You can find out more details about the proj­ect in this short presentation (in German). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity Sustainability Office.

Supporting refugees from Ukraine with labor market integration

The project work4you, an initiative of Joblinge e.V., provides contact via a matching platform between refugees from Ukraine and volunteer mentors, who support the refugees in vocational orientation and labor market integration. Experience in this field is not a prerequisite. A training course is offered, as well as further training and exchange opportunities free of charge for mentors. A team of professional advisors is available to answer any questions. Further relevant information can be found on the project website.

Emergency Aid from the GdF

Emergency aid for students

Thanks to the generous support of the Gesellschaft der Freunde der TU Dortmund we are able to provide TU Dortmund University students  who are in need due to the current crisis in Ukraine with emergency aid of up to 500 EUR each. At the same time, the Social Counseling Team of the International Office can advise you on other support options.

Who can apply for emergency aid?

Registered degree seeking students at TU Dortmund University whose countries of origin are Ukraine or Russia. The support is provided regardless of the study phase.

Emergency assistance is aimed at students who need financial support for their own needs and have fallen into financial hardship through no fault of their own and due to the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

What documents do I need to submit?

In this application form, you will find the information and evidence that we need for funding. Once you have compiled all the documents, please complete and send them to us at this email address: social.counselingtu-dortmundde to Ms. Al-Dubai or Ms. Nguyen. If you have any questions, please also contact this email address.

Ms. Al-Dubai and Ms. Nguyen of the International Offic's Social Counseling Team will also advise you on other support options if they are applicable to you.

 

Please note that this funding opportunity expires on 30 September 2022.

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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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