Have you found a project in a foreign country that would be a great basis for your final thesis? Does your thesis topic require a stay in a foreign country in order to conduct interviews or carry out research? TU Dortmund University has scholarships available for these independently organized stays abroad.
The exchange programs are typically not available for these types of research stays.
If you are writing your final thesis as a part of a research or industry internship, you may be able to receive one of the scholarships for internships (Erasmus+ or PROMOS).
Please note that you may not simultaneously receive two scholarships for the same purpose, but you may apply for several different scholarships (like the MSS scholarship below) at one time to increase your chances of getting funding. If you are awarded both scholarships, you will need to decide which one you would like to accept.
The Martin Schmeißer Foundation, founded in 1993 on the initiative of the City of Dortmund and further donors from Dortmund's business community, is a foundation for the promotion of international scientific relations at TU Dortmund University. The foundation awards scholarships for Bachelor's and Master's thesis projects that include a stay abroad of at least two months.
Interested students should apply by 15 February or 15 September. Applications from international students are encouraged.
Also have a look at this list of foundations and scholarships for study abroad to find other possible scholarships.
A stay abroad can also be made possible through a regular scholarship for your studies here at TU Dortmund University. For all questions about other scholarships for your studies at TU Dortmund University please contact the scholarship advising team (page in German).
International students should also go through these scholarship opportunities.
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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".Zum Lageplan