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What a rejection notice means

Rejection received

The following information applies only to teacher training programs and subjects with admission restrictions.

In the admission-restricted study programs, the number of study places was not sufficient to select all applicants. Therefore, a selection procedure had to be carried out in which initially only applicants with better selection criteria could be admitted. Applicants who could not be allocated a study place in the main procedure receive a letter of rejection.

When will the rejection notices be made available?

After completion of the main procedure, applicants who have not been admitted will receive a letter of rejection. This will be made available for download on the campus portal. Further information and the exact procedure will be sent to you by e-mail.

Current overview of the status of the procedure and the mailing dates

No new rejection notices will be made available in the course of the postponement procedure. Applicants who are still not admitted will only be informed of this by e-mail. The original letter of rejection remains valid.

Further information on the NC procedure.

What are the chances of getting a place at university?

Experience shows that not all applicants in the main procedure accept the assigned study place. If there are still places to be allocated after the main procedure has been completed, these places will be allocated in a move-up procedure. Sometimes there may be more than one procedure for moving up. If you were initially unable to gain admission in the main procedure or in a move-up procedure and would like to continue to participate in the allocation procedure, you must then actively declare this in each case within a specified time window. You will be informed of the time window in the campus portal . To do so, log into the campus portal. You will find the deadlines for a possible participation of the declaration in the postponement procedure directly in the overview of your application forms. If you do not submit this declaration or do not submit it by the deadline, you will be definitively and irrevocably excluded from the further award procedure. The declaration is submitted exclusively online via the campus portal. The submission of further documents is not required. The procedure is explained in detail in the portal. It is not possible to predict whether a move-up procedure will take place and, if so, how many places will be available. It is therefore not possible to estimate your chances of admission in advance.

Enrollment in open-admission programs

Enrollment takes place online and is possible until the last Friday before the start of lectures.

Overview of courses offered and possible open-admission programs

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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”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).