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Finding the Right Position

The search for an internship is great practice for the job search after your studies: You need to take your time finding appropriate host institutions, and it is best to send off more than one application. However, students at TU Dortmund University are not completely on their own: The International Office has tips and contacts to help you find the right host.

You don't know where to start? In Moodle you'll find the most current information, just for TU Dortmund University's students:

  • Current internship postings
  • Current scholarship postings
  • Information and links for your degree program, sorted by department
  • Companies across the world that welcome applications

Moodle Group for International Internships

Internship Programs through the International Office/DAAD

The university's own programs as well as AIESEC and the DAAD's programs help you get in touch with companies faster and give you more than practical experience; you get to participate in a cultural exchange as well.

Here you can find information about further internship programs from the DAAD (in German).

Volunteer Work and Social Projects (in German)

Volunteer work is not just relevant for students in the social sciences or humanities. Sometimes it is even possible to complete an academic internship as a part of these aid projects: from installing water pipes in an Asian village to working with youth projects in Africa - anything is possible. The application deadlines vary, and some organizations may even place applicants after the deadline. Further information is available directly from the organizations' websites.

One advantage to these organizations is that a scholarship often comes automatically with the placement in a project. Please note that the descriptions for these organizations are in German.

You'll find further projects in the country-specific information below and in the degree-specific information on the Moodle page.

Non-profit Placement Organizations (in German)

Country-specific Information (in German)

You know exactly where you want to go?  Here you'll find databases, placement organizations and further links and tips divided up by countries. (in German)

DAAD-Stipendien zum Studium asiatischer Sprachen: Für dieses Stipendium  können sich alle gut qualifizierten Hochschulabsolventinnen und -absolventen bewwerben, die Grundkenntnisse in einer der asiatischen Sprachen haben und vorzugsweise aus technischen, naturwissenschaftlichen sowie wirtschafts- oder verwaltungsbezogener Fächern kommen. Die Aufenthaltsdauer beträgt zwischen 7 Monate bis maximal ein Jahr. Bewerbungstermine:

  • VR China, Taiwan, Hongkong, Macao, Singapur: 30.09. für Förderbeginn ab September des Folgejahres
  • Japan und Korea: 31.03. für Förderbeginn ab März/April des Folgejahres
  • Süd-/Südostasien: 31.03. für August/September oder 30.09. für Februar/März

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Erasmus+ Programm: Auf den Erasmus+ Webseiten finden Sie alles Wissenswerte zum Programm sowie ein Stellenportal für europäischen Praktika.

EURES: EURES (European Employment Service) ist das europäische Portal zur beruflichen Mobilität und bietet insb. im Bereich „Berufsbezogene Angebote für Junge Menschen“ Praktikumsstellen sowie Informationen zum Arbeiten im europäischen Ausland an.

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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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