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Dates, times and deadlines

Here you will find information about the semester dates and lecture periods as well as deadlines for re-registration and other status-related matters.

For information on application deadlines and enrollment periods for international students, please visit the International Office’ website.

We reserve the right to make changes to these dates and deadlines, especially due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Please note that the date stamp of TU Dortmund University shall serve as proof of timely submission. The following delivery options are available for time-sensitive letters, but also for all other documents and records:

  • By mail to Technische Universität Dortmund, Studierendensekretariat, 44221 Dortmund
  • Using the mailbox of the Department of Student Services in front of the building on Emil-Figge-Str. 61, 44227 Dortmund
    Documents can be submitted there at any time, even outside the opening hours of the Student Registration Office, provided the deadline is still met.
  • In person (only during the opening hours of Student Registration Office)

Date overview winter semester 2021/2022

Semester: 1 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Lecture period: 11 Oct 2021 – 4 Feb 2022

Semester breaks: 1 Nov 2021, 24 Dec 2021 – 7 Jan 2022

Re-registration (full-time students): 21 Jun 2021 – 20 Aug 2021
after which a €3.40 late fee is payable

Re-registration (auditing and cross-registered students): 21 Jun 2021 – 1 Oct 2021
after which a €3.40 late fee is payable

Leaves of absence from studies: (If possible, after entry of the social contribution) no later than 1 October 2021

Changing from Bachelor’s to Master’s degree programs: The deadlines vary depending on department and degree program. Please consult the corresponding overview of deadlines.

Removal from the register of students: At any time. Students who are removed from the register of students before the first day of lectures are entitled to a refund of their social contribution.

Payment of social contributions: 21 Jun 2021 – 20 Aug 2021

Reimbursement of social contributions following removal from the register of students: Please see the application form for further details.

Date overview summer semester 2022

Se­mes­ter: 1 Apr 2022 – 30 Sep 2022

Lecture period: 4 Apr 2022 – 15 Jul 2022

Se­mes­ter breaks: 15 Apr 2022, 18 Apr 2022, 1 May 2022, 26 May 2022, 6 Jun 2022, 16 Jun 2022

Re-registration (full-time students): to be announced
after which a €3.40 late fee is payable

Re-registration (auditing and cross-registered students): to be announced
after which a €3.40 late fee is payable

Leaves of absence from studies: (If possible, after entry of the social contribution) no later than 1 April 2022

Changing from Bachelor’s to Master’s degree programs: The deadlines vary depending on de­part­ment and degree program. Please consult the corresponding overview of deadlines.

Removal from the register of students: At any time. Students who are removed from the register of students before the first day of lectures are entitled to a refund of their social contribution.

Payment of social contributions: to be announced

Reimbursement of social contributions following removal from the register of students: Please see the application form for further details.

Date overview winter semester 2022/2023

Se­mes­ter: 1 Oct 2022 – 31 Mar 2023

Lecture period: 3 Oct 2022 – 27 Jan 2023

Se­mes­ter breaks: 1 Nov 2022, 24 Dec 2022 – 6 Jan 2023

Re-registration (full-time students): to be announced
after which a €3.40 late fee is payable

Re-registration (auditing and cross-registered students): to be announced
after which a €3.40 late fee is payable

Leaves of absence from studies: (If possible, after entry of the social contribution) no later than 30 September 2022

Changing from Bachelor’s to Master’s degree programs: The deadlines vary depending on de­part­ment and degree program. Please consult the corresponding overview of deadlines.

Removal from the register of students: At any time. Students who are removed from the register of students before the first day of lectures are entitled to a refund of their social contribution.

Payment of social contributions: to be announced

Reimbursement of social contributions following removal from the register of students: Please see the application form for further details.

Examination dates

Examination dates are not published here. Depending on the department and degree program, they are announced directly through the Central Examinations Office or via the website of the relevant department. If you have any questions, please get in touch with your designated contact person at the Central Examinations Office.

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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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