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Information and Counseling

TU Dortmund University offers you a variety of options for answering all your questions about scholarships. In addition to the resources listed below, international students can always turn to the “Social Counseling“ at the International Office for support with financial, familial or residence-law difficulties.

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

Please note that the following events, workshops and courses are usually offered in German.


Financing of studies, program organization, learning strategies and time and self-management, and scientific work are topics covered in the lecture series "Von Anfang an richtig", which is geared towards first-year students and is held online by the Central Student Advisory Service. For the Deutschlandstipendium, the application phase for the coming funding period runs from 15 August to 15 September. Students already enrolled at TU Dortmund University as well as new students can apply. In addition to monthly funding of 300 euros, the scholarship holders benefit from contact with their sponsors. The event provides information on the underlying framework, the application process and the selection process for the Deutschlandstipendium. After the lecture, the attendees of the event have the opportunity to ask individual questions.

Anyone who is interested in scholarships and has already identified programs they would like to apply for can use the writing workshops to work on any texts that are relevant to their scholarship application. We also offer online lectures followed by a question-and-answer session, where potential scholarship applicants can get to the bottom of fundamental questions about preparing their application documents. The focus is on the writing cover letters as well as formal and detailed CVs.

Information events and workshops for those applying for a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation take place as required and by prior arrangement. Students can write an e-mail for more information.

If no scholarship events are currently available, or if students want to learn about scholarships independently, TU Dortmund University offers its students a Moodle course on scholarships (in German). This is where you will find information on all aspects related to finding and applying for a scholarship, overviews of scholarships, and much more. Prospective or current students with questions about the course room should contact the scholarship advisory team.

Those interested in a scholarship who have successfully completed the first steps in the application process are given the opportunity to practice interview situations and other forms of selection. Appointments for students are allocated as required and by prior appointment.

How do scholarships support students, and who can apply? How does the application process work, and which scholarship suits which person?
During the “Scholarship Week” from 15 to 19 November, students have the opportunity to get to the bottom these and other scholarship-related questions online.

Once they have been introduced to the scholarship landscape, students can get in touch with large foundations in a variety of events, but they can also find out more about smaller foundations.  The spectrum ranges from scholarship programs for individual groups of students (STEM, professionally qualified students, etc.) to scholarships for specific purposes such as studying abroad, pursuing a doctorate or bridging funding gaps during studies. In addition, students can learn what they should pay attention to when writing their applications and receive personalized advice.


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In one-on-one or group counseling, (prospective) students can also have their questions answered regarding scholarships and the texts that they have to write as part of their application. Please sign up for this in our open consultation hours on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. on Emil-Figge-Strasse 61.



For scholarship counseling with regard to stays abroad and for regular international degree students with or without a refugee background, please contact the International Office; and for doctorates, please contact the Research Support Services of TU Dortmund University. Department-specific scholarship programs with their relevant contact persons can be found on the websites of the respective departments. The General Student Advisory Service of TU Dortmund University provides comprehensive advice on the subject of student financing, while the Studierendenwerk provides information on BAföG in particular. In addition, the General Student Committee advises students when it comes to financing their studies.

Participants should contact stipendienberatungtu-dortmundde early on to disclose their needs related to their disabilities (barrier-free access to rooms, provision of written event materials, communication aids, etc.).

Further Information

  • Stipendienkultur: Scholarship website for students and employees at universities in the Ruhr area (German only)
  • StipendiumPlus: Information page of the thirteen large organizations that promote young students as part of a program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Association of German Foundations: Search engine and information source for foundations
  • MyStipendium: Scholarship database and application tips (commercial provider, German only)
  • E-fellows: Scholarship database and network of academics (commercial provider, German only)
  • European Funding Guide: Scholarship programs for Europe


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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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