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Our talents

The lists for the consultation hours of the Talent Scouts at TU Dortmund University are well filled. Together with the Talent Scouts, the young people work out where their interests and talents lie - even outside the classroom. Then they start looking for suitable courses of study or training opportunities. We are happy to present some examples of "TU talents" at this point.


TU Dortmund University, Bachelor Medical Physics, Scholarship holder of Ferdinand und Charlotte Schimmelpfennig-Stiftung
„Financing my studies presented me with a major challenge: BAFöG was no longer available to me and I didn't want to burden my parents financially. So, with the support of the talent scouts, I started looking for a suitable scholarship. That was really helpful because there are so many funding opportunities that you can lose track of them. I thought that only the best students would get scholarships, and that they would do volunteer work on the side. Fortunately, I was wrong about that. I was successful with my application - without top grades in every module.“
TU Dortmund University, Bachelor Computer Science, Deutschlandstipendiat
„Before I started my studies, I took part in the SchülerUni at TU Dortmund University. There I learned that the talent scouts offer support in terms of scholarships. We looked together to see which funding would suit me, and then I simply applied. I can only encourage anyone who is interested in a scholarship to do the same. If you're not successful, nothing happens. Otherwise, a scholarship is a great opportunity. You get valuable contacts with companies and can study without a lot of financial pressure.“
„I am currently doing my apprenticeship year as an educator. I really enjoy working with children, but I still wanted to continue my education. My mother works in the management field and I find that totally exciting. Katharina Schnetgöke from Talentscouting gave me confidence and information to encourage me in my choice of studies. It was helpful to hear that I can do this. I have now applied for a place to study economics. I would like to set up my own education center later. We'll see if that works out. I like to write poems about my wishes, dreams and ideas. With a few friends I have a poetry slam group. That's very relaxing for me after work. “
Gesamtschule Gartenstadt
„Actually, I had the desire to study psychology. However, the NC for this subject is very high and I can't say yet whether I'll get the necessary A-levels in the end. But I definitely find the subject exciting. Together with my talent scout Annette Jendrosch, I started looking for alternatives. Naturally, subjects like social sciences and sociology come to mind. In order for me to get first-hand information about these courses, Ms. Jendrosch put me in touch with a talent scout who studied sociology and was able to answer all my questions in a 50-minute phone call. In addition, I became aware of the SchülerUni offer through the talent scouting. So I was already able to attend some lectures. “
Reinoldus- und Schiller-Gymnasium
„Natural sciences have always interested me. I wasn't even aware of how many courses there are in this field. Most of the time, you only have medicine in mind. When I clicked through the homepage of the Technical University of Dortmund, I noticed the bioengineering course. Ulrike Magarin from Talent Scouting provided me with a lot of information about this and put me in touch with Dr. Paul Kerzel from the Faculty of Bio- and Chemical Engineering, who gave me good advice. So I recently applied for a place to study bioengineering at the TU Dortmund. In my free time, I supervise an international class with young refugees. I am also involved in the House of Diversity, a cultural center in Dortmund-Dorstfeld. “
„Architecture has fascinated me for a long time. That's why the first talks with talent scout Barbara Bernhard were mainly about studying architecture. I had already completed an internship in this field during my school years, which I enjoyed. Over time, I realized that the career prospects for young architects are not particularly rosy. Nevertheless, I would like to work in the construction industry, so I discussed the civil engineering course with Barbara Bernhard. It sounded really exciting - and after talking to a student at the Dortmund University Days, I knew it was the right thing for me. I can well imagine working in project management on large construction projects later on. “
Reinoldus- und Schiller-Gymnasium
„Since the age of 14, I have been involved in the association 'Miledo - Living Together in Dortmund'. People with and without disabilities spend their free time there together. A friend of mine who is studying rehabilitation education took me to Miledo. In addition, for three years I have been in charge of a group in which I teach three boys with disabilities how to swim. I knew pretty early on what I wanted to do professionally. In the consultation hours, TU Talent Scout Ulrike Magarin opened my eyes to different courses of study in which you later work with people with disabilities. I didn't know much about rehabilitation education. It sounds very interesting to me and I will look into it further. “
„Before I attended Veronika Diring's first talent scouting session two years ago, I didn't know what I wanted to do after graduating from high school. During our first conversation, I had questions about the dual study program "Mechatronics". But that didn't really fit in with my ideas. At our subsequent meetings, Ms. Diring asked me about my interests. We also talked about what I like to do outside of school and what my hobbies are. In the end, I discovered mechanical engineering or automotive engineering for me. I think that suits me much better. For now, I'm taking care of my preparations for the Abitur and hope that everything goes well.“

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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 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 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”.

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