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Application 1-subject bachelor programs (1st semester)

The DoSV (Hochschulstart)

The TU Dortmund University participates in the so-called DoSV of the Foundation for University Admission (Hochschulstart) for the 1st semester with its admission-restricted 1-subject Bachelor's programs. Hochschulstart coordinates the allocation of places at the participating universities. The DoSV is divided into different phases. Please note the dates and deadlines explained below.

1. Registration

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Please register on the website of Hochschulstart. There you will receive an applicant ID (BID) and an applicant authentication number (BAN). You will need this data for the further application process in the campus portal TU Dortmund University.

2. Application

In the application phase, you can apply for up to twelve study preferences (as a combination of study program and university). The prerequisite for this is that you have first registered with Hochschulstart. An application is usually possible annually until July 15 (for the start of studies in the winter semester). At TU Dortmund University, the deadline applies to both new and old high school graduates.

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Please note: In order to find the study offers of TU Dortmund at Hochschulstart, it is necessary that you enter either Technische Universität Dortmund or just Dortmund in the search function in the search field Hochschule. If you use the search term TU Dortmund, you will not be shown any study offers at Hochschulstart at the moment.

First information about the application in the campus portal for 1-subject bachelor programs with a numerus clausus (NC) can also be found in our information video on the YouTube channel of the TU Dortmund University.

Click here for the video "Introduction to the Campus Portal of the TU Dortmund University for 1-subject Bachelor's degree programs with NC".

3. Prioritization

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DoSV always determines the best result for you. Therefore, it is important that you think carefully beforehand about which study preferences are most important to you and in which order they should be placed. Please check whether the applications you prefer are at the top. This is called "prioritizing" at Hochschulstart.

Information as well as information videos on prioritization can be found on the Hochschulstart website.

4. Coordination

Once the coordination phase has begun, no further applications can be submitted. Now the corresponding ranking lists for the valid applications are formed and released at Hochschulstart. This usually happens about one week after the end of the application phase.

In the course of the coordination phase, an offer of admission for one of your applications may be made at any time. If there is more than one offer, the coordination rules take effect immediately , which can have decisive consequences.

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As soon as you actively accept an admission offer from TU Dortmund University or you are automatically granted admission, you will receive an e-mail with further information on how to download your admission letter. Please note that the provision can take up to 5 days.

Unfortunately, if you do not receive an offer of admission by the end of the coordination period, admission will not be possible.

For detailed information on coordination, please visit Hochschulstart.

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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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