TU Dortmund University offers the PROMOS scholarship program, funded by the DAAD and BMBF, for one semester at an overseas partner university.
All TU Dortmund University students (in Bachelor or Master) who are studying at an overseas bilateral partner university (Free Mover or exchange students) may apply.
Your job during your semester abroad:
We need ambassadors for our partner universities! The Study Abroad Storytellers keep everyone back home up-to-date and regularly report on what they are experiencing abroad.
Study Abroad Storytellers
Eligible Stays Abroad
Students who are participating in the Overseas Exchange Program (ISEP and bilateral) or so-called "Free Movers" spending one semester at one of the bilateral or ISEP overseas partner universities may apply for the scholarship.
Eligible universities are available in the information about the Overseas Exchange Program. If you are not sure if your school is a part of the program, just ask in the International Office.
You must be enrolled at TU Dortmund University for the entire semester abroad. A leave of absence (Beurlaubung), however, is possible.
Students receive a stipend for three months according to the country rates set by the DAAD (in the column "Teilstipendium Aufenthalt").
Students with special needs (at least GdB 50) or chronic illness can apply for up to 10,000 EUR additional funding from the DAAD; just be sure to contact the International Office early on in the planning process (six months prior).
- 15.9. for the semester starting between January and March
- 15.6. for the semester starting between July and September
The decision will be announced approximately one month later.
Applicants should show us their creativity with "posts" from Dortmund. Pretend that you have been given the task of showing TU Dortmund University and the Ruhr Area through photos/videos and short texts. Put together three posts in German, and each one should fit into one of these categories:
- Learning everywhere
- Special places
- Culinary exchange
- "When in Rome"
Please only use each category once.
Documents (as one PDF):
- 3 creative "posts" in German
can be turned in however you see fit, for videos send a link but do not forget the written description
- Statement of purpose (max one page) in German
Explain why you want to study at your host university and what your expectations are - and especially why you would be the perfect ambassador for the host university!
- Admission letter from the host university
(if not organized through TU Dortmund University's exchange program)
- CV/Resumé (German or English)
- Grade Report/Transcript of records
(all grades from the 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
(You have to be able to show that you were enrolled at TU Dortmund University for the entire duration of the stay abroad. Turn in your current certificate and the next one can be turned in later.)
Please send all documents in one PDF through e-mail to going-abroadtu-dortmundde.
- Adaptability of the posts to social media
- Linguistic skills
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
(Only) Erasmus+ Study Abroad:
Office hours via telephone/zoom: by prior arrangement
Tel.: 0231 755-6247
Office hours in presence: only with appointment
General Inquiries - Outgoings (Studies/Internships/Short Programs):
No Office Hours: Please note that the office hours will not take place for three weeks beginning 1.10. Afterwards they will only take place 1x/week until the end of the winter semester. If you have any questions we suggest that you take advantage of the office hours in September (see below).
Office hours (through 30.9.) via telephone/Skype/Zoom: without appointment, open
Tel.: 0231 755-4728 / Skype: laura-hope
Office hours (through 30.9.) in presence: only with an appointment