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For One Semester at an Overseas Partner University

PROMOS Scholarship: Come TU Dortmund

Gruppe internationaler Studierenden © Felix Schmale​/​TU Dortmund

Exchange programs can only work if TU Dortmund University's students come up with great ideas at their host universities to spread the word about Dortmund and this university's wonderful programs. We need Dortmund students who are so convincing that the students from abroad are willing to continue paying their high tuition fees to come to Dortmund, ensuring space at the foreign university for future generations of Dortmund students.

Show us which creative ideas and projects you carried out at the host university and how you tried or are trying to convince students to study abroad for one or two semesters in Dortmund.

Eligible Stays Abroad

Who Can Apply?

Students who participated in the Overseas Exchange Program (ISEP and bilateral, coordinated through the International Office).

Students who went abroad independently as so-called "FreeMovers" at one of the overseas bilateral or ISEP partner universities.

The call for applications is only valid for stays abroad during the same calendar year as the deadline.

Not Eligible:

  • Study abroad through a department exchange program (e.g. Erasmus+; overseas bilateral cooperation)
  • Stays abroad in short-term programs (summer and winter schools)
  • Internships at partner universities
  • Study abroad in one's home country (non-German citizens)


Students with the best activities will receive a stipend for three months according to the country-specific rates from the DAAD (the column "Teilstipendium Aufenthalt" ).

It is not possible to receive two scholarships at the same time - you may not receive a PROMOS scholarship as well as another scholarship for the same timeframe.

Apply Now!

10.11.2023 for Stays Abroad in 2023

© Silke Viol und Jane Artmann​/​TU Dortmund

Application Process

10. November for all activities carried out in the same calendar year.

The decision will be announced approximately two weeks later.

Documents (as one PDF):

  • Description of your activity/activities (German or English)
    Explain what your activity was from the beginning to the end: the concept, reasoning (why this activity), how it was carried out, reach, outcome (max two pages). You may also explain activities that are planned through the end of your semester.
  • Documentation
    Show us through e.g. photos or other forms what you did: turn in photos, newspaper articles, radio recordings, etc. In case the activity was not documented in some way, please turn in a confirmation from the International Office of the host university that you carried out an event
  • CV/resumé (German or English)
  • Grade report/Transcript of records
    (all grades from TU DO or from other schools, e.g. from BOSS)
  • 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 be accepted. 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.
  • Current certificate of enrollment 

Please send all documents in one PDF via e-mail to

  • Creativity and effort
  • Outcome / sustainability
  • Grades

Scholarship recipients must turn in the following documents within two months after the stay abroad:

  • Transcript of Records from the host university
  • Experience Report and Consent Form
    (Template in the Checklist for Stays Abroad)
  • Certificate(s) of Enrollment

The documents can be sent to promos-stipendientu-dortmundde through e-mail or with a ("public", not personalized) Sciebo link.



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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".

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".

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