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.
- 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
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 2022/2023 and/or summer semester 2023)
- 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. Unfortunately no further funding is possible in this academic year. The amount of funding is based on the country groups and was determined by the DAAD for the academic year 2022/2023 as follows:
Country group 1: 600 EUR / month (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 (3, 4 or 8 months)
Belgium | France | Greece | Italy | Malta | Netherlands | Austria | Portugal | Spain | Cyprus
Country group 3: 490 EUR / month (3, 4 or 8 months)
Bulgaria | Estonia | Croatia | Latvia | Lithuania | Poland | Romania | Slovakia | Slovenia | Macedonia (FYROM) | Serbia | Czech Republic | Turkey | Hungary
- 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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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