In the Erasmus program you first apply for an exchange place in your department, 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 department. You can find out how exactly on the respective department's website (in the case of students studying to become teachers, this can be several departments). Many departments regularly offer information events on studying abroad - look out for notices, invitations by e-mail and keep an eye on your department's homepage.
Under Erasmus partner universities, the International Office has compiled important links to all partner universities, to the department's 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. You can also find information about improving your language skills on our website Checklist for your stay abroard.
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 department 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 2023/2024 (winter semester 2023/2024 and summer semester 2024) the deadline is 31 March 2023.
- Fill out online
- Submit online
- Print and sign
- Get the signature of your Erasmus Departmental Coordinator
- 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.
- If you have a disability or a chronic illness, please inform us by email to erasmus-outgoingstu-dortmundde (here are additional funding possibilities)
- If you are going abroad with your child/children, please let us know by emailing erasmus-outgoingstu-dortmundde (additional funding opportunities are available here)
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.
The host university often requires proof of language proficiency and an English Transcript of Records. You can request for the English Transcript of Records (translation) and the feedeback can take up for 4 weeks - please note this because of the deadlines. Please read this information on our website Checklist for your Stay Abroad.
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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