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Overseas Exchange Program


The application deadline for the Overseas Exchange Program is 30 October for the next academic year. Applicants will receive feedback on their applications by the end of November.

Please note that German language skills are required in this program (at least B1).

Please read the information on this website carefully!

Your application needs to be submitted online. You do not need to turn anything in to the International Office. The application consists of:

  • Online application form
  • Photo
  • CV or resumé (German or English)
  • Answers to the following three questions (in English):
  1. What do you expect from your study abroad experience with regard to your academic development and what is the added value of studying your subject in the country for which you are applying? Please also list the courses that you would like to take. (This is just a "wish list" to show us in which direction the courses will go.) (max 800 words)
  2. Please tell us about your experience volunteering and assisting in organizations or other volunteer work, with or without an intercultural focus. (max 400 words)
  3. What actions and events at your host institution can you imagine organizing to make TU Dort­mund University more popular and to get as many foreign students as possible interested in studying in Dort­mund(max 400 words)
  • Enrollment Certificate
  • Transcripts of Records

Please note:

  • You must submit your application online on time.
  • Please do not submit any further documents/certificates! These will not be considered.

You are free to select multiple countries in your application. It is important that you give us - if applicable - a ranking according to your priorities (in the online application).

Your application needs to be submitted online. You do not need to turn anything in to the International Office. The application deadline is 30 October. Unfortunately we cannot consider incomplete or late applications.



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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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