The application deadline for the Overseas Exchange Program is 30 October for the next academic year. Applicants will receive the first feedback on their applications by the end of November. Interviews typically take place in December.
Please note that German language skills are required in this program (at least B1), thus the application form is only available in German.
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 (in German)
- CV or resumé (German or English)
- Answers to the following three questions (in English):
- 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)
- Please tell us about your experience volunteering and assisting in organizations or other volunteer work, with or without an intercultural focus. (max 400 words)
- 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
Include your transcripts from all past and current study programs.
- Confirmation of your GPA ("Durchschnittsnote") from the Examinations Office
All students who have completed at least one semester at TU Dortmund University must submit proof of their average grade (GPA) from the Examinations Office. The PDF documents generated in BOSS will not suffice. Please be sure to take care of this on time.
If you are currently in your first semester, we can accept your GPA/grade report from your past studies or school.
- You must submit your application online on time.
- You may not submit any further documents/certificates.
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 ends at mindnight on 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".Zum Lageplan