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First aid for first-semester students

Dear first-semester students,
You’ll have lots of questions at the start of your studies – this year even more than usual due to the co­ro­na­virus pandemic. This page summarizes the answers to the most important questions at the start of your studies: Information about preliminary courses and orientation week, on services, offers and websites as well as updates on our infection control measures.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to TU Dort­mund University and wish you a successful start to your studies!

Mehrere Sprinter nebeneinander starten aus Startblöcken. © q-snap​/​

Starting your studies

When do my preliminary courses take place and how do I get off to a successful start? How do I find my way around campus? What do I need to think about before I start studying?

Organizing your studies

Where can I obtain my enrollment certificate, student ticket or transcript? How can I register for courses and exams? Where can I find learning materials?

TU Dort­mund University provides numerous tools to help you organize your studies:

Studierende sitzen gemeinsam in der Abenddämmerung am Campus. © Roland Baege​/​TU Dort­mund
Grafik von türkisen und violetten Viren vor schwarzem Hintergrund, die von einem hellblauen Umriss einer Hand in der linken Bildhälfte abgewehrt werden. ©​/​

Infection control measures

How will the hybrid winter semester take place? How is contact tracing guaranteed? Which hygiene measures do I have to comply with?

Current in­for­mation on the situation at TU Dort­mund University can be found in the FAQ.

Faculty websites for first-semester students

Where can I find in­for­mation related to my specific subject at the start of my studies?

To make starting your studies easier for you, faculties and institutes are putting together their own websites for first-semester students with the most important in­for­mation.

Luftbild Campus Nord und Campus Süd © Peter Sondermann​/​TU Dort­mund
Ein leuchtendes U auf dem Dach eines Gebäudes mit einer Reihe holografischer Videowände, auf denen Tauben zu sehen sind. © Jürgen Huhn

Alongside your studies

Where can I find job and accommodation offers? What can I do in my free time? Where can I find the menus for the cafeterias?

Everything to do with campus life, recreation and leisure, jobs and accommodation:


FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Once your UniAccount has been activated, you can apply for your UniCard in the Service­Portal. When it’s ready, you’ll be notified via your UniMail address and can collect it from the central service desk in the University Library.
Further in­for­mation

Once you’ve transferred your social contribution, your student ticket will be sent to your UniMail address. You can ask at any time in the Service­Portal for it to be resent. You can also download the ticket directly in the TU app.
Further in­for­mation

Instructions on IT services can be found in the Service­Portal. For any further questions, please contact the IT & Media Center (ITMC).
Instructions in the Service­Portal
ITMC (in German only)

Due to the co­ro­na­virus pandemic, only the uni­ver­si­ty’s central library is open at the moment. The uni­ver­si­ty is also planning to re-open the Emil Figge Library. The de­part­ment libraries of Spatial Planning and of Architecture and Civil Engineering are closed, but you can order books from there. The central library’s online catalogue also lists the stock of all de­part­ment libraries.
Overview of all libraries
University Library

TU Dort­mund University offers students a wide range of advisory services.
Central Student Advisory Service
Departmental Academic Advice
Overview of advisory services
For in­for­mation about studying, it’s worth taking a look at the websites of the departmental student councils.
Departmental Student Councils (German only)

TU Dort­mund University offers a wide spectrum of in­for­mation channels. News and details of events can be found on the website. Updates can additionally be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The uni­ver­si­ty’s own media range from newspapers and a TV learning channel and radio station to the TU app.
Event Calendar (German only)
Latest News
TU App (German only)
Campus Media (German only)



Cafeteria menus

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 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 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 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)