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Guest Auditor

Anyone who would like to attend courses at TU Dortmund University in order to further their education can apply for guest auditor status.

More detailed information on the conditions of guest study, organizational matters, deadlines and costs can be found on this page.

Students sitting in a lecture in the lecture hall. © Nikolas Golsch​/​TU Dortmund

The guest auditor status is used for further education in individual fields of knowledge. It enables the attendance of university courses without a university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur). Please note the following:

  • Guest auditors do not have student status and therefore do not receive a student ID or a semester ticket.
  • The guest auditor status only entitles the student to participate in events, there is no entitlement to study or take exams.
  • Guest auditors are only allowed to attend individual courses in admission-restricted degree programs and subjects as well as in all teacher training programs, provided that the faculty has given its consent (dean's office or examination board).
  • In addition, you should always contact the respective lecturer in advance in order to coordinate participation in a specific course. There can always be courses, regardless of whether the course itself is free or limited admission, which are limited in the number of participants.

Guest students pay a guest student fee of 100.00 euros per semester.

  • Use the application for guest auditor status and submit it to the Student Registration Office during the enrollment deadlines.
  • In the case of courses or subjects with restricted admissions, you will need approval from the Dean's Office or the Examination Board of the respective faculty in order to attend courses. Please have the relevant approval signed on the application for guest auditor status. Information on any admission restrictions can be found on the guest auditor application.
  • After receipt and approval of your guest auditor application, you will receive a request for payment of the guest auditor fee.
  • After receipt of this fee, you can print out a guest auditor certificate via the campus portal. With this certificate you can prove that you are entitled to attend courses of the requested study program.
  • In addition, you should always contact the respective lecturers in advance in order to coordinate your participation in a specific course. There may always be courses, regardless of whether the degree program itself is admission-free or admission-restricted, that are limited in the number of participants.
  • Before the start of the following semester, you will receive a payment request from the Student Registration Office to pay the guest auditor fee again in order to extend your guest auditor status.
  • Once the guest auditor fee has been received, you will automatically be re-registered in the same degree program or subject and can download your guest auditor certificate in the BOSS system. The guest auditor application does not have to be resubmitted in this case.

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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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