TU Dortmund University offers various advisory services for international students and employees.
The Academic Advice team is part of the the Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) and provides general academic and study-related counseling. The team can advise you on a wide variety of topics such as study orientation, the application process or how to organize and structure your studies.
Central Student Advisory Service
If you have any content-related questions about your course schedule, possible specializations or professional prospects, the respective Departmental Academic Advisors for your study program can help.
The International Office helps international students with everything to do with studying, such as applications and enrollment, finance, family and social matters, offers for refugees as well as ERASMUS in Dortmund, among others.
For competent advice on academic contents and formal requirements you can contact the representative for international students in the individual faculties.
AStA is the general committee representing students. It offers social counseling, guidance on renting accommodation as well as consultation hours for international students. The Independent Representation of Foreign Students (AAR) represents international students at TU Dortmund University. It also hosts events and consultation hours for international students.
Primarily, this includes the offerings of the International Office which provides social counseling services for students with financial, social or family issues or questions about their residence status.
Contact at the International Office
Wasila Al Dubai
+49 (0)231 755-2484
The Department of Disability and Studies (DoBuS) at the Center for Higher Education offers counseling and support for current and prospective students with disabilities and chronic diseases.
Department of Disability and Studies (DoBuS)
The Parents’ Meetup and the Campus Family Office are additional advisory resources for international students and employees with children.
The Center for Entrepreneurship & Transfer (CET) provides hands-on support for students, staff and graduates of all faculties at TU Dortmund University in the planning and implementation of innovative start-up projects and the commercialization of research results.
The Equal Opportunities, Family and Diversity Unit (CFV) encourages a culture of diversity at TU Dortmund University. It develops, supports and puts into practice strategies, instruments and measures to improve the equality of opportunities and family-friendliness.
The Central Equal Opportunity Representative helps TU Dortmund University to fulfill its mandate of fostering the equality of men and women and ensuring it actually happens in practice. The Decentralized Equal Opportunity Representatives are the contact persons for equality-related matters in their faculties.
The Complaints Office provides contact points – both in the faculties as well as at the central university level – to which students can turn in cases of conflict or if they wish to make a complaint or suggestion for improvement in the area of teaching and studies.
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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 20 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”.