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In the Erasmus program you first apply for an exchange place in your faculty, then you register with the International Office for official admission to the program and to receive the mobility grant. In addition, each partner university has its own application procedure that you have to go through. To make sure that you know exactly what to do and when during this process, please read the following three steps carefully.

The application for an Erasmus place is slightly different in each faculty. You can find out how exactly on the respective faculty's website (in the case of students studying to become teachers, this can be several faculties). Many faculties regularly offer information events on studying abroad - look out for notices, invitations by e-mail and keep an eye on your faculty's homepage.

Under Erasmus partner universities, the International Office has compiled important links to all partner universities, to the faculties' websites with the application criteria, the selection procedure, the deadlines and the application itself.

The application criteria are usually motivation, language competence and academic performance.

For a successful study abroad, make sure that you already have a good knowledge of the foreign language prior to your departure.

Although Switzerland no longer participates in the Erasmus program, bilateral exchanges outside of Erasmus are possible (often, the same application formalities apply).

Once you have been selected by your faculty for the Erasmus program, you must submit the Online Acceptance Form, which is also the application for an Erasmus mobility grant. For the academic year 2020/2021 (winter semester 20/21 and summer semester 2021) the deadline is 31 May 2020. Due to the corona pandemic, it may be possible to consider late applications.

Online Acceptance Form

  1. Fill out online
  2. Submit online
  3. Print and sign
  4. Get the signature of your Erasmus Departmental Coordinator
  5. Send it by mail to the International Office (Referat Internationales, Erasmus Outgoings, Emil-Figge-Straße 61, 44227 Dort­mund) or drop it in the mailbox in front of the building.

You will receive a confirmation by e-mail and the following documents will be sent to you by mail:

  • Letter of Acceptance
  • Grant Agreement with the notification of the amount of the mobility grant for the academic year in which the exchange takes place
  • Certificate of the study abroad in German (e.g. for a leave of absence via the Student Registration Office)

Please have a look at the Erasmus+ Student Charter to learn more about the rights and obligations of Erasmus outgoings.

To register please check the information on the website of your host university (usually under "International Office") and carry out the steps for registration there yourself. You are not automatically registered!

Your Erasmus Departmental Coordinator needs to nominate you in advance at the host university.


Koordination Erasmus Outgoings (Studium)


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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)