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PROMOS Study Trip

The DAAD started the PROMOS program with funds from the BMBF, for which German universities can apply through the DAAD. This provides TU Dortmund University with funds for student stays abroad but also includes funding for study trips abroad, which can be applied for under the direction of a professor via the International Office.

TU Dort­mund University Study Trip Abroad

TU Dortmund University professors can submit an application for funding until 31 October (for the first half of the following year) and until 30 April (for the second half of the year).


  • The study trip may not exceed 12 days.


  • Degree-seeking students of TU Dortmund University and one accompanying person (e.g. lecturer, research assistant, professor of TU Dortmund University)

Nationality of students

  • German nationality or
  • Equal to Germans according to § 8 paragraph 1 number 2 ff., paragraph 2, 2a and 3 BAföG or
  • Non-Germans who are enrolled in a course of study at TU Dortmund University with the aim of obtaining a degree or doctorate at TU Dortmund University. For non-German citizens, stays in their home country are excluded. The home country is considered to be the country in which the student has been predominantly residing for at least five years.

Content of the study trip

In addition to imparting subject-related knowledge and insights into the host country, the focus must be on meeting foreign students and scientists on site. Travel with a predominantly touristic program cannot be funded.

Important information

Funding for compulsory excursions and measures already carried out as well as lecture or congress trips and conference trips is excluded.

Furthermore, funding is not possible if the same funding purpose is covered by another public sponsor. If the trip is financed by different donors, a detailed statement of costs is required.

All trips in the current year must be completed by December 15.

The lump sum is 30 EUR per person and day for trips to EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.

For all other countries, the lump sum is 45 EUR per person and day. According to the DAAD guidelines, the grant is only to be used for accommodation costs (hotel, guided tours, food).

The selection committee may also decide to only partially fund a PROMOS study trip.

  • Application for funding for a study trip abroad for TU Dortmund University students (in German) (includes the financial plan and the list of participants (if necessary with N.N.)
  • Detailed program description (explanation of the planned study trip, presentation of the preparation or follow-up of the trip, e.g. by special courses)
  • Proof of agreement with a partner university on the visit of the group (cooperation agreement, correspondence, letter of invitation)
  • Preliminary schedule (program)
  • Contact details for the transfer of the grant

The selection is made by a committee representing a cross-section of the departments of TU Dortmund University. These are selected members of the focus departments and the TU Dortmund project team. If more than two applications are submitted from one department, the International Office will send them to the Dean's Office of the respective department with the request for a ranking.

Selection criteria for the internal university selection are

  • Transfer of specialist knowledge
  • Regional historical insights
  • Meeting foreign students and scientists on site

Please apply for funding early enough to facilitate your planning. Please note that the decision of the selection committee can take up to two months, so that you can expect a reply by Mid-June/end of December.

A1 Certificate | Certificate of Secondment

Should the application be approved, 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 study trip. 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 PROMOS 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.



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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)

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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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