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Final Thesis

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.

Final Thesis Work in an Internship

Formeln und Handschrift an einer Wand im Labor © Chromatograph​/​Unsplash

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 (for example, 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.

TU Dort­mund University's Martin Schmeißer Foundation

The Martin Schmeißer Foundation, founded in1993 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. 

Bild von der Martin-Schmeißer-Medaille © Roland Baege​/​TU Dort­mund

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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".

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