The EU education program Erasmus+ has been promoting cross-border mobility of students and university academic and non-academic staff since 1987. In addition, diverse cooperation and partnership programs offer far-reaching opportunities for institutional exchange between universities in Europe and worldwide.
Non-academic staff and Erasmus Departmental Coordinators of TU Dortmund University can apply for an Erasmus Mobility Grant.
The next information session is going to take place in September (registration Innerbetriebliche Weiterbildung | Arbeitsplatz Hochschule).
- non-academic staff of the administration and central institutions (e.g. Student Registration Office; faculties; university library; International Office)
- Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinators
27 Member States of the European Union (EU)
Belgium | Bulgaria | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Greece | Ireland | Italy | Croatia | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malta | Netherlands | Austria | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Sweden | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Czech Republic | Hungary | Cyprus
6 Program Countries outside the EU
Iceland | Liechtenstein | Northern Macedonia | Norway | Serbia | Turkey | United Kingdom
Partner Country: United Kingdom
In the new Erasmus + program generation (2021-2027), the United Kingdom will be eligible as a partner country. Due to the international opening of funding line KA131, outgoing mobilities from Germany to the UK for both staff and students will be eligible.
However, until May 2023, TU Dortmund University can continue to fund outgoing mobilities through the "old" Erasmus program generation (Call 2020)!
Further Partner Countries:
In perspective, TU Dortmund University can conclude Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional Agreements for selected partner universities in partner countries (outside the program countries) and thus enable faculty mobility. Which universities will be selected for this has not yet been determined.
- Internationalization of TU Dortmund University's work area by developing new processes and methods
- Professional exchange and new perspectives
- Strengthening of own competences
- Expansion and deepening of networks
Depending on the group of countries, the following uniform daily rates apply until the 14th funding day:
- Group 1 (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, (United Kingdom)): EUR 180
- Group 2 (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain): EUR 160
- Group 3 (Bulgaria, FYR of Macedonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey): EUR 140
from the 15th to the 60th day of support, the support amounts to 70 percent of the daily rate:
- Group 1 (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom): EUR 126
- Group 2 (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain): EUR 112
- Group 3 (Bulgaria, FYR of Macedonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey): EUR 98
Travel expenses | Unit costs for outward and return journey
In addition to the daily rates, travel costs are added depending on distances between the starting point and destination of the mobility, which are determined uniformly using the Distance Calculator. The following amounts are reimbursed per stay and depending on the distance:
- 10 - 99 km: 20 EUR
- 100 - 499 km: 180 EUR
- 500 - 1,999 km: EUR 275
- 2,000 - 2,999 km: EUR 360
- 3,000 - 3,999 km: EUR 530
- 4,000 - 7,999 km: EUR 820
- 8.000 km and more: 1.500 EUR
The Erasmus+ Mobility Grant includes the subsistence and travel costs, which are subsidised by the EU Commission / DAAD as unit costs, as shown above. The recipient of the grant is obliged to pay personal tax on any positive differences between real costs and unit costs.
Please contact us if you have a disability, as we may be able to apply for special grants.
There will be no reimbursement of travel expenses within the framework of the LRKG NRW!
All non-academic employees of the administration and central institutions of TU Dortmund University have the opportunity to organize a stay abroad within the framework of the above-mentioned further and continuing education formats and then apply for financial support. It should be noted that each mobility measure must be planned in close coordination with senior staff, the International Office and the Department of Human Resources and Legal Affairs (Department 3).
by e-mail to Department 3.3 (Personalentwicklung)
- Letter of motivation
- Letter of recommendation from the senior staff
- Planned project and a program description
- 3 months before planned mobility
Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinators can apply for funding directly through the International Office (Andrea Schöne).
Before the mobility
Once the Department 3.3 (Personnel Development) / International Office have approved the application, the following information must be submitted or confirmed by e-mail to the International Office (Andrea Schöne) at least six weeks before the planned stay:
- Naming of working days abroad and the period of stay, date of arrival and departure, actual place of arrival and departure, name and address of the host institution
- Program/event schedule
- Declaration of Acceptance (Annahmeerklärung) in German and Mobility Agreement
- Request for a business trip via SAP (you will receive the relevant information from the International Office / Andrea Schöne)
If all documents are complete, the employee will receive a Grant Agreement with the funding guidelines, which must be signed and returned to the International Office.
For your mobility, TU Dortmund University must apply for an A1 certificate (within the EU) / Certificate of Secondment (outside the EU), which you must carry with you during your stay abroad. You must actively apply for this certificate and contact the appropriate contact person in Department 3.2.
Travel safety: The decision to travel to risk areas lies with you and TU Dortmund University, taking into account the regulations of the Erasmus+ program, the institution's internal strategies and the respective crisis management. This also means that you must inform yourself about the current situation in the host country on the website of the Federal Foreign Office and consult with the International Office before you begin your stay abroad.
During the mobility
- Certificate of Attendance (Host Institution) has to be issued by the host institution / Certificate of Attendance (Language School) has to be issued by the language school at the end of the Erasmus+ mobility period
After the mobility
- Send copies of the travel documents together, the original Certificate of Attendance and a one-to-two page report to the International Office (within two weeks after the end of the business trip)
- The link to the EU online survey will be sent directly to you by the EU Commission via e-mail
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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