The Erasmus program is a European Union success story and has been promoting the exchange of students and staff within Europe for more than 30 years. It is the largest mobility program at TU Dortmund University. The exchange of students is based on Erasmus contracts, which the respective faculty has set up with partners at foreign universities. Students can therefore use their faculty cooperationa to study for one or two semesters abroad.
"Im Ausland studieren mit Erasmus #kurzerklärt" (video by the DAAD, in German)
TU Dortmund University students can apply if...
- they want to study abroad in one of the 34 participating program countries,
- they are regularly/fully enrolled at TU Dortmund University,
- they have completed the first year of their studies (Bachelor's degree) or they are in the Master's degree program (from the first semester),
- the faculty and the host university have set up an Erasmus cooperation agreement.
- financial grants for their study abroad (depending on the destination),
- academic recognition of courses studied abroad,
- an exemption from tuition, registration, examination, laboratory and library fees at the host university,
- support in the preparation and implementation of the study abroad (cultural, linguistic, organizational),
- an Erasmus-sponsored online language course through Online Lingustic Support (OLS) (if applicable),
- grants for a study abroad with a child(ren) (if applicable),
- grants for special needs (if applicable)
27 Member States of the European Union (EU)
Belgium | Bulgaria | Denmark | Germany | Estonia | Finland | France | Greece | Ireland | Italy | Croatia | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malta | Netherlands | Austria | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Sweden | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Czech Republic | Hungary | Cyprus
7 Countries outside the EU
Iceland | Liechtenstein | Northern Macedonia | Norway | Serbia | Turkey | United Kingdom
Although Switzerland no longer participates in the Erasmus program, bilateral exchanges are still possible and are supported by the Swiss side.
The Erasmus funding is divided by the DAAD into three groups of countries:
Country group 1: 450 EUR per month
Denmark | Finland | Ireland | Iceland | Liechtenstein | Luxembourg | Norway | Sweden | United Kingdom
Country group 2: 390 EUR per month
Belgium | France | Greece | Italy | Malta | Netherlands | Austria | Portugal | Spain | Cyprus
Country group 3: 330 EUR per month
Bulgaria | Estonia | Croatia | Latvia | Lithuania | Poland | Romania | Slovakia | Slovenia | Macedonia (FYROM) | Serbia | Czech Republic | Turkey | Hungary
Students with special needs/disabilities or students who would like to study abroad with their child(ren) have the possibility to receive additional funding.
- The length of your stay depends on the months agreed upon in the cooperation contract between your faculty and the host university.
- An Erasmus study visit can last between 90 days and 12 months.
- The mobility must take place within one academic year (e.g. winter semester 2020/2021 and/or summer semester 2021)
- Start of mobility: first day of courses/orientation event
- End of mobility: last day of courses/examination
- In total, students can receive funding for up to 36 months for studies and/or internships
- up to 12 months in Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral programs,
- the grant can be split and used several times within a study cycle (e.g. twice for six months)
- Erasmus also allows a combination of studies and internships
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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.