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Your Options after Studying at TU Dortmund University

After Graduation

After the successful completion of your studies at TU Dort­mund University you can pursue different goals - e.g. bring in your expertise in a company, founding your own start-up or do your doctorate. At TU Dortmund University, there are several institutions that support you with various offers for applications and career entry. You can find useful advice and information about your options here.

Information for International Students & Graduates

Many in­ter­na­tio­nal graduates consider working in Germany for a certain period of time to gain valuable experience on the German labor market. Qualified specialists are needed and welcome in Germany, so the German government is promoting the immigration of foreign employees.

International graduates have to follow several legal regualtions, e.g. regarding their visa and residency permit when looking for a job.

You can find a lot of information and specializes events for international students and graduates on the International Office's Career Pages.

Support and Counselling

From Doctorate to Professorship

The promotion of young scientists - from doctoral interest to lifetime professorship - is a core concern of the TU Dortmund University.

The diverse offers for interdisciplinary support are bundled and expanded in the Graduate Center of the TU Dortmund University. In the Research Academy Ruhr network, these offers are also linked UA Ruhr-wide and thus form one of the most powerful platforms for the promotion of young scientists in Germany.


Self-Employment & Starting a Business

Have you ever consider starting an innovative business after graduation? The Center for Entrepreneurship & Transfer (CET) supports you in the concrete planning and implementation of your business idea.

The team of the CET is looking forward to a personal conversation with you or to welcome you at one of our events.

Find more information online on the CET's pages (in German).

Alumni Program

More and more graduates are interested in maintaining contact with their uni­ver­si­ty because social networks and professional training opportunities offered by the alma mater can be particularly useful for the success of their careers and life paths.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is also intensifying its contacts with its regional, national and in­ter­na­tio­nal alumni. With a variety of activities, TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity offers graduates several platforms to establish, expand and maintain contact with their alma mater and fellow alumni. 

More information on our Alumni Program online.

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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 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 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 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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