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For One Semester at Partner University Overseas

PROMOS Scholarship: Study Abroad Storyteller

Daniel with a TU-flag in front of a seascape © Daniel W.​/​Privat

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 (FreeMover 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 "FreeMovers" 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 "Beurlaubung", however, is possible.

Scholarship Amount

Students receive a stipend for three months according to the country rates set by the DAAD (in the column "Teilstipendium Aufenthalt").

Additional Funding

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).

Apply now!

1.10. for Spring / 1.6. for Fall

© Laura Hope​/​TU Dortmund

Application Process

  • 1.10. for the semester starting between January and March
  • 1.6. 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
  • Locals
  • 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.

  • Creativity
  • Adaptability of the posts to social media
  • Linguistic skills
  • 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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