To content
Keep It Stress-Free

Before | During | After Your Study Abroad

The International Office is responsible for the administration and financial management of the Erasmus program. On this website, you will find more information about your study abroad - before, during and after your return. Academic support is provided by the department.

In addition to the following information, there is a checklist for all Erasmus-outgoings in the academic year 2021/2022. The Erasmus mobility grant can only be issued if all items in this checklist are carried out in due time. All Erasmus documents must be completed electronically and sent to the International Office with all necessary signatures.

You have successfully applied for an Erasmus place in your department and sent the online application form to the International Office. If you have not yet done so, you will find all the information you need in the application section.

There are special funding and support opportunities for people with special needs and for parents who want to study abroad with their child/children. Find out more about the additional funding in the Erasmus program.

Information Event

There is a mandatory information Zoom-Webinar for all Erasmus outgoings. During the event, you will receive important information on all necessary documents and the EU requirements concerning the Erasmus program. You are invited to ask all questions you have regarding your Erasmus stay. The event for all outgoings (academic year 2021/2022) will take place:

  • July 7, 2021 (outgoings starting their study abroad in the winter semester 2021/2022)
  • November 17, 2021 (outgoings starting their study abroad in summer semester 2022)

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (students will be informed by E-Mail and receive the Zoom-Link as well)

Scholarships and Loans in Germany

Students entitled to BAföG can claim Auslandsbafög for their Erasmus stay. The Erasmus mobility grant and BAföG are not mutually exclusive. Students can send the required BAföG forms via e-mail to the International Office and then pick them up again at the service desk in Emil-Figge-Straße 61 during office hours, once they have received an e-mail.

Students who receive scholarships and/or loans in Germany can maintain these during their study abroad. However, double funding from EU funds is not permitted!

Checklist for Your Stay Abroad

Important information about topics such as Auslandsbafög, leave of absence (Beurlaubung), transferring credits, intercultural competencies, international engagement and much more can be found in the comprehensive checklist for stays abroad, which you should read carefully.


Read what other TU Dortmund University students experienced while studying abroad in Europe.

Travel safety

The decision to travel to risk areas lies with you and TU Dort­mund University, taking into account the regulations of the Erasmus+ program, the institution's internal strategies and the respective crisis management. This also means that you must inform yourself about the current situation in the host country on the website of the Federal Foreign Office and consult with the International Office before you begin your stay abroad.

Good to Know

Downloads & Links

Changing Courses

You can change your course selection after your arrival at the host university. This is not a problem at all. It is important that you write down all changes in the Learning Agreement under "During the Mobility" and discuss these changes with your Erasmus Departmental Coordinator and the contact person at your host university. Both universities have to signoff on these changes so that transferring credits after your return is possible.

Extending Your Stay by One Semester

If you want to extend your stay by one semester, it is important to know that you can only extend if you started your Erasmus stay in the winter semester. This is because the mobility must take place within one academic year.

Please contact your Erasmus Departmental Coordinator at TU Dortmund University to find out whether an extension for the summer semester is possible. Make sure that your coordinator and your contact person at the host university agree on this extension. Please contact Hella Koschinski and submit the application for an extension in order to be officially accepted in the Erasmus program for the second semester.


Turning in Your Final Erasmus Documents

In order to receive the last payment of the mobility grant (and in order to be entitled to the grant paid so far), the following documents must be sent by e-mail to the International Office no later than four weeks after the end of your study abroad.

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Testimonial
  • Transcript of Records (host university)
  • Recognition Outcome
  • OLS-Online-language test
  • Online-Survey (EU-Survey)
  • Application for hardship case (less than 15 ECTS in your Transcript of Records)

Transferring Credit from Your Study Abroad

Within the framework of the Erasmus Program, TU Dortmund University has committed itself to recognize the study achievements from abroad as agreed in the Learning Agreement before and, if applicable, during the study abroad.

If your department requires a grade conversion from the International Office, you can submit an application as described in this checklist. If there are problems with the recognition of your grades (despite previous arrangements in the Learning Agreement), please contact the complaints manager in your department .

International Campus - Get Involved!

You profited from an excellent support system during your stay abroad and now you want to help out students in a similar situation here in Dortmund? You want to work on your intercultural skills and also get to know people from other cultures? Volunteer to help out in the international programs and activities on campus - many of the activities also count towards the Certificate "Studium International"​.

Welcome back to Dortmund!



To event list

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)

Interactive map

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".

Campus Lageplan Zum Lageplan