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Best Practice at TU Dortmund University

On the basis of legal framework conditions, including the Lisbon Recognition Convention, and the guidelines anchored in the Recognition Regulations of TU Dortmund University, a framework is provided in which the recognition of academic achievements gained abroad is applied at TU Dortmund University. The guidelines for the recognition regulations are an additional, important part of the basic principles.

How It Works

Before a Stay Abroad

Erasmus+ students who study abroad for one or two semesters (so-called Outgoings) must complete an Online Learning Agreement. Students outside the Erasmus+ program should complete one from the International Office designed Learning Agreement, so that there are no problems with the recognition of study achievements abroad after the stay.

As a rule, the Erasmus+ departmental coordinators for all students are the first contact persons for students who conclude a Learning Agreement. In all departments, the chairpersons of the examination boards are also involved in the process.

A best practice example is the Department of Business and Economics, which has prepared the information transparently and comprehensively for students on its website.

Students can find general information on recognition on the web pages of the International Office under "Discuss Recognition..." .

Agreements should be made in the spirit of acquiring competencies and not on the basis that the same/identical content must be offered abroad as in Dortmund.

During a Stay Abroad

Changes to the learning agreements must be agreed upon, as it is always possible that courses cannot be carried out on site or that other courses are added.

After a Stay Abroad

The students come back with their Transcripts of Records and directly contact the person(s) with whom the Learning Agreement was agreed upon in advance.

If you need guidance in the department regarding grade conversion, you can consult the "Aachener Tabelle". A working group at RWTH Aachen University has developed this table to suit many countries, and TU Dortmund University uses it as a guide. This table is available to all Deans and can also be requested from the International Office.

If a country is not included in the table, please refer the student to the Checklist of the International Office, which contains the grade calculation form under the item "Recognition of Study Achievements from Abroad...".

Once the grades have been converted, recognition can take place in the department. Afterwards, students submit an application for recognition of examination achievements (Antrag auf Anerkennung von Prüfungsleistungen) to the Central Examinations Office. The information on this can be found under Recognition of Examination Achievements .



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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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