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Erasmus+ Study Abroad

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 department has set up with partners at foreign universities. Students can therefore use their departmental cooperations 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 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 department and the host university have set up an Erasmus cooperation agreement.

Students receive...

  • financial grants for their study abroad depending on the destination (Erasmus mobility grant),
  • 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 a predefined supplier (if applicable),
  • additional funding for a study abroad with a child/children,
  • additional funding for students with disabilities of 20 or more and/or chronic illness,
  • additional funding for first-time academics (students with non-acadamics bacground),
  • additional funding for working students,
  • additional funding for sustainable travel (from summer semester 2022) 

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

6 Countries outside the EU

Iceland | Liechtenstein | Northern Macedonia | Norway | Serbia | Turkey

United Kingdom

Even though the UK will no longer participate in the new Erasmus+ program generation (2021-2027), mobilities in the academic year 2021/2022 and possibly 2022/2023 can still be funded from the Erasmus+ program generation (2014-2020) funds!

After that, TU Dortmund University will classify the UK as an Erasmus+ partner country and will therefore probably be able to continue funding mobilities to the UK via another funding line in the Erasmus+ program.


Although Switzerland is no longer participating in the Erasmus+ program since the winter semester 2014/2015, bilateral exchanges are still possible and may be funded by the Swiss side.

  • The length of your stay depends on the months agreed upon in the cooperation contract between your department and the host university.
  • An Erasmus+ study visit can last between 60 days and 12 months.
  • The mobility must take place within one academic year (e.g. winter semester 2023/2024 and/or summer semester 2024)
    • Start of mobility: first day of courses/orientation event
    • End of mobility: last day of courses/examination
  • An extension of the mobility from one academic year to the next academic year is not possible . This means for the next academic year a new application procedure has to be carried out again and the online acceptance declaration has to be filled in and submitted by the end of May!
  • 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

The monthly Erasmus+ funding is limited to either 3, 4, or 8 months or a monthly funding may be available. This cannot be stated precisely at the moment. The amount of funding is based on the country groups and was determined by  the DAAD for the academic year 2023/2024 as follows:

Country group 1:  600 EUR / month (or limited to 3, 4 or 8 months)

Denmark | Finland | Ireland | Iceland | Liechtenstein | Luxembourg | Norway | Sweden | (United Kingdom is still funded from last Calls funding)

Country group 2: 540 EUR / month (or limited to 3, 4 or 8 months)

Belgium | France | Greece | Italy | Malta | Netherlands | Austria | Portugal | Spain | Cyprus

Country group 3:  490 EUR / month (or limited to 3, 4 or 8 months)

Bulgaria | Estonia | Croatia | Latvia | Lithuania | Poland | Romania | Slovakia | Slovenia | Macedonia (FYROM) | Serbia | Czech Republic | Turkey | Hungary

Additional Funding

  • Students with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses or students who would like to study abroad with their child/children have the opportunity to receive additoinal funding. You can find all the information you need at Inclusion Abroad!
  • From January 2022, students who travel more environmentally friendly (travel by bus, train or carpool) will receive an additional one-off grant of EUR 50 . For more information on this topic, please visit Sustainable Travel!
  • Mobilities Starting 8/2022: Social Top Ups for Students with Fewer Opportunities

    The Erasmus+ program aims to “promote equal opportunities and equal access, inclusion, diversity and fairness in all program actions. At the heart of these goals are the organizations and people with fewer opportunities themselves."

     At the beginning of the new academic year (Au­gust 2022 and later), first-time academics (students from non-academic parents) and working students can receive an additional "Social Top Up" of 250 EUR/month. Precise criteria for funding are being developed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and will be published here as they become available.



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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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