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Continuing the Studies

After intensive consideration about whether you have chosen the right course of study, your answer might be "yes". Perhaps you are in an advanced program semester, have already made some achievements and the exams ahead of you will be stressful, but are feasible. If so, there are various ways to ensure your academic success (in the long term) and support your course of study.

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General Student Advisory Service

In a conversation with the advisors of the General Student Advisory Service, you can confirm your choice of study and develop an individual strategy to continue your studies with motivation and success and furthermore: to complete them! Here you will not only receive tips for an effective study organization, but also information on the appropriate contact points, for example, to take motivational measures as well as to explore occupational fields of your subject and career opportunities.

Psychological Student Advisory Service

The advisors of the Psychological Student Advisory Service support you in coping with university, study-related or private challenges and problems. This can mean, for example, clarifying study doubts, overcoming test anxiety, reactivating resources or expanding competencies. You have the following options in this context:

  • You can visit the consultation hours if you have study-related problems or are in difficult life situations and do not see a way out on your own. There you can discuss your individual problems in a trusting and appreciative atmosphere as well as find new perspectives together. Based on this, solutions can be worked out in further discussions.
  • In the choaching groups, the challenges of studying on various topics such as test anxiety or procrastination are discussed in a resource-oriented and evidence-based manner and competencies for dealing with these are developed.
  • In the various lecture series you will receive impulses and suggestions, among other things, for your time management, for a burnout prophylaxis and also on the topic of learning strategies.
  • The writing week supports you specifically in writing your bachelor's or master's thesis or seminar paper by giving you the use of a fixed workspace and the opportunity to exchange ideas with fellow students. In addition, you will meet experts on topics such as proper argumentation and citation, researching literature, and overcoming writer's block.

Getting to Know Occupational Fields

After a phase of doubt, continue your studies with motivation. A look at the possible occupational fields and personal career goals can be decisive for this. The Deparmental Advisory Services will be happy to advise you on exploring possible professions. The Departmental Advisory Services can also give tips on questions concerning starting your career and subject-specific job markets.

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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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