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Overseas Exchange Program

TU Dort­mund University cooperates with universities across the world in so-called bilateral exchange partnerships and as a member of the ISEP network (International Student Exchange Program). These partnerships offer all students the opportunity to study abroad at the partner institutions with a full tuition waiver.

The deadline for applications ends on 30 October each year.

German language skills (and possibly also skills in the host country's language) are required in order to participate in this program. Please refer to the German pages for further information.

For the 2021/2022 academic year

Apply by 30 October!

© Laura Hope​/​TU Dort­mund

Placement

Although you can specify certain universities as favorites in your application, you are mainly applying for the target country. A placement at one of your preferred universities or within the framework of your preferred program cannot be guaranteed. Please be as flexible as possible in this respect. It is possible to apply for several countries, but you must clearly indicate which country is your first choice.

If you get a place in the exchange program, the selection committee will ultimately decide where you will study and whether the exchange will take place via the bilateral partnerships or via the ISEP network. At all partner universities you will receive full tuition waiver.

Application

Whether you prefer to go to an ISEP or a bilateral partner university, there is only one application for the Overseas Exchange Program and the selection committee will place you at one university. Please note: Space in this exchange program is very limited. Usually only every 4th student will get a spot in the program. All information about your application and the selection criteria can be found on our website (in German).

Accommodation Costs

In all of TU Dort­mund University's exchange programs you willreceive a full waiver of tuition fees at the partner university. You only pay your travel and accommodation expenses.

The accommodation costs for a semester at an ISEP university are about 4,900 EUR (including room and board), regardless of the destination. The accommodation costs for a semester at a bilateral partner university may vary, since room and board costs can vary considerably even within one country (usually between 4,000 EUR and 9,000 EUR).

Follow TU Dort­mund University's Study Abroad Storytellers live on their adventures abroad and apply for a spot in the Overseas Exchange Program by 30 October!

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Overseas Exchange Program

Africa

The exchange with universities in Botswana is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

The exchange with universities in Ghana is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

The exchange with universities in Morocco is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

The exchange with universities in South Africa is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

Asia

The exchange with universities in China is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

The exchange with universities in Hongkong is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) in Chennai

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

The exchange with universities in Indonesia is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

ISEP-Hochschulen

In addition to the universities in the bilateral exchange (listed below), ISEP member universities in Japan are also available. You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

Kyoto University in Kyoto

Tohoku University in Sendai

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

ISEP-Hochschulen

In addition to the universities in the bilateral exchange (listed below), ISEP member universities in Korea are also available. You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

Chungnam National University (CNU) in Deajeon

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Deajeon

Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

The exchange with universities in Malaysia is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

ISEP-Hochschulen

In addition to the university in the bilateral exchange (listed below), ISEP member universities in Taiwan are also available. You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

ISEP-Hochschulen

In addition to the university in the bilateral exchange (listed below), ISEP member universities in Thailand are also available. You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

Thammasat University in Bangkok

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

ISEP-Hochschulen

In addition to the university in the bilateral exchange (listed below), ISEP member universities in Vietnam are also available. You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

RMIT University in Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

Europe

On this website you will find useful information about the Erasmus Exchange Program in Europe.

Please note that all Erasmus applications have to be submitted in your respective faculty, not as part of the Overseas Exchange Program.

Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

Latin and South America

The exchange with universities in Argentina is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

The exchange with universities in Bolivia is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

ISEP-Hochschulen

In addition to the universities in the bilateral exchange (listed below), ISEP member universities in Brasil are also available. You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

Federal University of  ABC (UFABC) in São Paulo

Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) in São Paulo

Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) in Salvador

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

The exchange with universities in Chile is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

The exchange with universities in Ecuador is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

The exchange with universities in Colombia is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

ISEP-Hochschulen

In addition to the universities in the bilateral exchange (listed below), ISEP member universities in Mexico are also available. You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) (diverse locations)

Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) in Puebla

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

The exchange with universities in Nicaragua is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

ISEP-Hochschulen

In addition to the university in the bilateral exchange (listed below), ISEP member universities in Puerto Rico are also available. You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in  San Juan

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

The exchange with universities in Uruguay is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

Middle East Region

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

The exchange with universities in Lebanon is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

The exchange with universities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is currently only possible through the ISEP membership of TU Dort­mund University.

You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

North America

ISEP-Hochschulen

In addition to the universities in the bilateral exchange (listed below), ISEP member universities in Canada are also available. You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

University of Victoria in Victoria

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

ISEP-Hochschulen

In addition to the universities in the bilateral exchange (listed below), ISEP member universities in the USA are also available. You can find more information about the universities in this country on ISEP's website.  In the ISEP search function it is important to click on "Exchange" under "More Filters" and then on "Program" in the lower left corner (tuition fees are not waived under the "ISEP-Direct" program). There you will find more detailed information on the individual countries, courses, semester times, etc.

Bilateral Partner Universities

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

Oceania

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne (oder auf dem Campus in Vietnam)

University of Newcastle in Newcastle

Western Sydney University in Greater Western Sydney

For more detailed information, please visit the German website.

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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".

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