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Information and advice

TU Dortmund University offers you a variety of possibilities to clarify all your questions concerning scholarships.


In the information events, students and prospective students receive basic information about the scholarship landscape in Germany, the respective application procedures and strategies for the application.

The next event for students and prospective students will take place on:

Dates to be announced.


Please note that the events are offered in German only.


Financing studies, study organization, learning strategies and time and self-management as well as scientific work are the topics of the lecture series "Right from the start", which is aimed at first-year students and is conducted online by the Central Student Advisory Service.

The application phase for the next funding period for the Deutschlandstipendium runs from August 15 to September 15. Applications are open to enrolled students of TU Dortmund University, but also to first-year students. In addition to a monthly grant of 300 euros, scholarship holders benefit from contact with their sponsors.

The event will provide information on the framework conditions, the application procedure and the selection process of the Deutschlandstipendium. After the presentation, the participants of the event can clarify individual questions.

This event is a cooperation of the talent scouting and the university marketing department.

Registration for the event is not required.

Dates to be announced.

All dates of the lecture series can be found at:


Scholarship applicants who have already identified programs for which they would like to apply can work on all texts relevant to the fellowship application during the writing workshops. We also offer online lectures followed by Q&A sessions to help prospective fellows address basic questions about writing their applications. The focus here is on writing letters of motivation as well as the tabular and detailed curriculum vitae.

The next dates for students and prospective students will be announced soon.


Information events and workshops for applicants for a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation take place as needed and by appointment. Further information on the events will be announced shortly.

The next dates for students and prospective students will be announced soon.

Students should contact

Students in talent scouting can register here.

If no events on scholarships are currently available or if students want to find out about scholarships independently, TU Dortmund University offers its students a Moodle course Scholarships. There you will find information on all aspects of scholarship search and application, overviews with scholarships and much more. Prospective students or students with questions about the course room should contact the scholarship advisory service: stipendienberatungtu-dortmundde.


Those scholarship applicants who have mastered the first steps in the application process will have the opportunity to practice interview situations and other forms of selection. Appointments for students as needed and by appointment: Students* in talent scouting register here.

How do scholarships promote personal and professional futures? Who can apply?

How does the application process work and which scholarship is right for whom?

The series of events "Durchstarten mit Stipendien" (Starting out with scholarships) offers interested parties the opportunity to obtain comprehensive information about the many scholarship opportunities. Experts provide advice on all aspects of finding and applying for scholarships.

The series of events is aimed at students and prospective students, as well as internal and external multipliers.

More information can be found on the website of the digital event series "Durchstarten mit Stipendien".

Link to the website.

For scholarship advice regarding stays abroad as well as for regular international students with or without a refugee background, please contact the International Office, for doctorates the Graduate Center of TU Dortmund University. Faculty-specific scholarship programs with contact persons can be found on the pages of the respective faculty. The General Student Advisory Service of TU Dortmund University provides comprehensive advice on the topic of student financing, while the Studierendenwerk provides information on the subarea of BAföG. In addition, the AStA advises students on questions of student financing.

To register impairment-related needs (barrier-free access to premises, provision of written event materials, communication aids, etc.), participants should contact well in advance.

More information

  • Scholarshipculture: scholarship site for students and employees of universities in the Ruhr area.
  • Stipendienlotse: official scholarship search engine of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (small and large scholarships, different purposes and target groups)
  • StipendiumPlus: information site of the thirteen major scholarship funds for gifted students
  • Bundesverband deutscher Stiftungen: Search engine and information on foundations
  • MyStipendium: scholarship database and application tips (commercial provider)
  • E-fellows: Scholarship database and network of academics (commercial provider)
  • European Funding Guide: Scholarship programs for the European region


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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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