Not just the work culture changes from country to country - the application culture changes as well. Inform yourself beforehand about the norms and expectations so that you do not make any mistakes in the application.
Companies expect so much more from graduates these days - it's no longer enough to "just" have good grades. Get prepared now for the international demands in your future career and take advantage of the free workshops and advising opportunities in the International Office.
In addition to the links below, you can also find country-specific information, experience reports and application tips on the websites of placement companies or internship and job databases. The website Sprachportal bab.la offers free tips, for example a collection of phrases that are helpful for writing an application for several European and non-European countries.
Especially in English-speaking countries the universities often have career centers with extensive online resources. Use these pages to find more information about the UK, North America and Australia/New Zealand.
Services offered by the Federal Employment Agency's University Team (mostly in German)
A good foundation for any application abroad is a perfect German application. The Federal Employment Agency's University Team can help during the open office hours on campus.
The International Office also provides international students with advice and support for the career search in Germany and German-language applications.
Here you will find timeless tips from one of TU Dortmund University's partner institutions: Flyer
The Europass was introduced by the Eruopean Parliament in order to achieve more transparency with regards to qualifications and skills. You may use the template for the CV for all applications in Europe. You can also download Europass CV examples in all European languages.
The handbook "You will hear from us..." from the European Commission has various tips for applying in all countries in the EU (and can be downloaded in all European languages).
The University of Richmond Career Development Center website has helpful information and various templates for North American applications.
This booklet also has a collection of the most common mistakes that TU Dortmund University's students make, as well as further helpful information for an application in North America: Flyer
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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".Zum Lageplan