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Zauchner Scholarship for the Fall Quarter 2021

The application deadline ends on 1 March

Improve Your English in the US!

Intensive English Program at Western Washington University

Would you like to improve your English and study in one of the most beautiful regions in the US? The Intensive English Program (IEP) at Western Washington University gives TU Dort­mund University's students more confidence in the English language and even offers full scholarships for one quarter in the US.

The CEA accredited Intensive English Program (IEP) at the partner school Western Washington University is comprised of English language courses that prepare in­ter­na­tio­nal students for studying in the US and improve one's general language level.

The intensive language classes (24 hours per week) are divided into 6 levels and last an entire quarter (approximately three months). The following quarters and application deadlines (for those who can pay for the program on their own) are available (application should be sent directly to the IEP team):

  • Fall Quarter: Mid-September until Mid-December (Application deadline: 15.06.)
  • Winter Quarter: Beginning of January until End of March (Application deadline: 15.09.)
  • Spring Quarter: Beginning of April until Mid-June (Application deadline: 15.12.)
  • Summer Quarter: End of June until End of August (Application deadline: 15.03.)

Applications can also be accepted on short notice - up until program begin - for the new online program.

Learning English in the US: In small groups and right in the heart of gorgeous nature, Bellingham and Western Washington University offer perfect conditions.

IEP: "More than a Language Program"


German and Austrian citizens can apply for the Joe and Anneliese Zauchner Intensive English Study Scholarship (includes a full tuition waiver, rent in the dormitory and 95x meals in the cafeteria). 

Please note the earlier application deadlines for this program:

  • Fall Quarter: 01.03.
  • Winter Quarter: 01.06.
  • Spring Quarter: 01.09.

All students who do not receive or are not elligible for the Zauchner scholarship may apply for a PROMOS scholarship (1.375 EUR in 2021) from TU Dort­mund University (funded by the BMBF/DAAD). Should your application for Auslandsbafög be denied, you may be elligible for a higher PROMOS scholarship (up to 2.900 EUR in 2021).

Apply up to three months before the start of the program with the following documents through the online online application portal and send the PDF file of your application form to Laura Hope (via e-mail)::

  • Statement of Purpose (German or English)
  • CV/resumé
  • Admission letter for the IEP
  • Transcripts of records
  • Current Certificate of Enrollment

TU Dort­mund University students receive 10% reduction of the program fees. If at least four people participate at the same time, the fees will be reduced by 15%.

Check to see if you could receive Auslandsbafög for this program (especially students studying to become English teachers). 



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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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