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Opportunities

Extended Stay Abroad (ERASMUS)

Further information on other programs:

Study Abroad in an English-speaking Environment

For criteria on what counts as an English-speaking environment, please refer to the Stay Abroad page.

Students who wish to study in an English-speaking culture have the following options:

We have exchange programs with several European universities, among them Leeds and Worcester in the UK.

Students participating in the ERASMUS program will receive a travel subsidy and a small scholarship to cover their costs.

The ERASMUS coordinators also offer an annual ERASMUS Infoveranstaltung in the winter term which addresses all questions regarding partner universities, application procedures, and application deadlines. Watch out for flyers and announcements.

For more information on the program, please consult the ERASMUS page at the International Office and the ERASMUS departmental coordinators.

The ERASMUS departmental coordinator for Great Britain are:

Each year, the ERASMUS coordinators hold an information session on the application procedures and deadlines. Students should watch out for flyers and current announcements. If they plan to apply for an ERASMUS exchange, they need to submit the following documents in English to the respective ERASMUS departmental coordinator:

  • application form (Deadline 2021: 15.11.2021)
  • cover letter with email address
  • CV with photograph
  • transcript of records (a self-compiled list of all courses you've taken, including ongoing courses plus copies of your Studienbuchseiten in case of completed courses or a LSF/BOSS printout, with all courses students have ever taken in the course of their studies - including ongoing courses). PLEASE NOTE: you do NOT need an official document in English from the Prüfungsamt or from the International Office at this point. A self-compiled list is enough.
  • a 3-page essay that answers the following questions:
    • What do you expect from your study abroad experience with regard to your academic and personal development?
    • On the basis of which characteristics are you particularly qualified to study abroad, and what makes you especially attractive for the host university?
    • What actions and events at your host institution can you imagine organizing to make TU Dortmund more popular and to get as many foreign students as possible interested in studying in Dortmund?

You can find more information on the application procedure in the overview sheet.

If students want to study outside of Europe, they can apply to the bilateral exchange programs or to ISEP.

  • The bilateral exchange allows them to study at one of TU Dortmund’s partner universities, for instance, in the USA, Australia, and Canada. For other exchange opportunities outside of ISEP, please see here.
  • Students wishing to study at universities which are not participating in the bilateral exchange, can apply to ISEP via the International Office. ISEP offers a large choice of universities all over the world. All of those exchange programs waive tuition, that is, students do not need to pay for their studies fees, but additional costs will of course occur. For application procedures, application deadlines, and study regulations, please consult the Referat Internationales.

Interning Abroad in an English-speaking Environment

Students also have the possibility to do an internship in an English-speaking country. If the internship is connected to their study program, such as a Stay Abroad, they can apply for funding, such as ERASMUS or PROMOS programs. For funding and internship opportunities, application procedures and deadlines, please consult the internship page of the Referat Internationales.

If students wish to intern as a German language assistant, they can either apply for a School Placement coordinated by Emily Stutz or the Albuquerque Academy coordinated by the Referat Internationales.

Study Abroad & Interning Abroad in a non-English-speaking Environment

Students who wish to study or intern in a non-English-speaking culture have the following options:

Please note: A stay abroad in a non-English-speaking country does not fulfill the requirements of the Stay Abroad that is mandatory for LABG 2009 (M1). However, should students study abroad, some courses might be transferred  to TU Dortmund. As this will be judged on an individual basis by the respective professors, students should contact them early.

We maintain the following cooperations with European universities.

American Studies:

British Cultural Studies:

Angewandte:

  • In addition to the cooperations listed here, the Angewandte Studiengänge also offer a wide range of cooperations with universities where English is not the official language.

Each year, the ERASMUS coordinators hold an information session on the application procedures and deadlines. Students should watch out for flyers and current announcements. If you plan to apply for an ERASMUS exchange, you need to submit the following documents in English to the respective ERASMUS departmental coordinator:

  • application form
  • cover letter with email address
  • CV with photograph
  • transcript of records (Kontoauszug von Prüfungsamt, LSF/BOSS printout, with all courses students have ever taken in the course of their studies - including ongoing courses)
  • a 3-page essay that answers the following questions:
    • What do you expect from your study abroad experience with regard to your academic and personal development?
    • On the basis of which characteristics are you particularly qualified to study abroad, and what makes you especially attractive for the host university?
    • What actions and events at your host institution can you imagine organizing to make TU Dortmund more popular and to get as many foreign students as possible interested in studying in Dortmund?

You can find more information on the application procedure in the overview sheet.

We offer students the possibility to study abroad at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Please contact Walter Grünzweig if you are interested in this exchange. The application deadline is November 15th each year.

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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 South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). 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 North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus 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 15 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 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 H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. 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 South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

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).