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Health insurance & pension

Health Insurance Matters

In order to enroll for studies at TU Dortmund University, the status of health insurance must be available for all students. No enrollment at TU Dortmund University can take place without proof of insurance.

Exception: Doctoral students who enroll exclusively for doctoral studies as well as participants of German courses preparing for studies (German course students) are exempt from the statutory insurance obligation.

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There is a mutual obligation to report between the statutory health insurances and universities. The TU Dortmund University will use the electronic student notification procedure (SMV) from 01.01.2022. As of this date, notifications from the health insurance companies will no longer be accepted in paper form.

The sender number of the TU Dortmund for the SMV is: H0003158.

At the latest at the time of enrollment, we require an electronic notification of your insurance status from your health insurance company.

The health insurance companies report to the university the

  • Insurance status (M10)
  • Start of insurance in case of a change of health insurance company (M11)
  • Delay in payment of health insurance contributions (M12)
  • Settlement of health insurance contributions in arrears (M13)

The university reports to the health insurance companies

  • Start of studies and date of enrollment (M20)
  • expiry of the semester in which or with effect of the expiry of which the de-registration takes place (M30)

If you have statutory health insurance, please contact your health insurance company at an early stage and inform them about your planned application to TU Dortmund University. The health insurance company will then send the required notification (M10) to our university.

If you are privately insured and would like to remain so during your studies, please contact a statutory health insurance of your choice and inform yourself there about the legal consequences of an exemption from the statutory health insurance obligation. Even in the case of an exemption, the statutory health insurance must report this to us electronically.

Please note: If you have already been insured with a statutory health insurance company before, please only contact this health insurance company for the notification of the exemption to our university.

!Attention. The exemption from compulsory insurance must be applied for within three months after the start of your studies.

Please note: If you are already enrolled at TU Dortmund University, you do not need to arrange anything. If you change your health insurance, please arrange for a notification of the new health insurance (M11).

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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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