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Make your last academic project international

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

Formulas and handwriting on a wall in the laboratory © 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 (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 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. 

picture of the Martin-Schmeißer-Medal © Roland Baege​/​TU Dortmund

Scholarship Advising at TU Dortmund University

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

Checklist for Your Stay Abroad

Don't forget anything!

© Sarah Treppner​/​TU Dortmund


E-mail Inquiries

General inquiries: going-abroad
Erasmus+ study abroad: erasmus-outgoings

Office Hours

(Only) Erasmus+ Study Abroad:

Office hours via telephone/zoom: by prior arrangement
Tel.: 0231 755-6247

Office hours in presence: only with appointment
Tue 9:00-12:00

General Inquiries - Outgoings (Studies/Internships/Short Programs):

No Office Hours:  Please note that the office hours will not take place for three weeks beginning 1.10. Afterwards they will only take place 1x/week until the end of the winter semester. If you have any questions we suggest that you take advantage of the office hours in September (see below).

Office hours (through 30.9.) via telephone/Skype/Zoom: without appointment, open
Tel.: 0231 755-4728 / Skype: laura-hope
Mon 13:00-15:30      
Tue   9:00-11:30        
Wed  13:00-15:30    

Office hours (through 30.9.) in presence: only with an appointment
Wed 9:00-11:30