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Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Academic Advice at TU Dortmund University

The Academic Advice team assists school students, prospective students who have already gained their high school diploma (Abitur) and anyone else interested in studying or with a question about studying at TU Dortmund University.

The team can advise you on a wide variety of topics such as:

  • Study orientation
  • Choosing a program and making your decision
  • Study options
  • Program contents and requirements
  • University admission and admission requirements
  • Application and enrollment
  • How to organize and structure your studies
  • Changing program or subject
  • Doubts about studying
  • Studying without a high school diploma (Abitur)
Two blond female students sitting at a desk in front of a smiling woman who holds an open brochure in her hands © TU Dortmund/Schmale
Studierende warten im Wartebereich der Allgemeinen Studienberatung © TU Dortmund/Schmale

Personal advice is available without an appointment or prior registration.

Monday:             13:00-15:30
Tuesday:             09:00-12:00
Wednesday:      13:00-15:30
Thursday:           closed
Friday:                 09:00-12:00

On the last Tuesday in the month only late office hours from 15:00-17:30. 

We offer you individual advice free of charge and help you with any questions or concerns you might have. What we discuss with you is confidential and remains so.

Please come to our office at the latest 30 minutes before we close. Our address is Emil-Figge-Str. 61, North Campus, 44227 Dortmund. The service counter in the foyer will give you a queue number. We look forward to meeting you!

Preliminary information to do with programs, university admission, dates and deadlines, application and enrollment formalities and contact persons is available by telephone and email.

Phone:               +49 (0)231 755-2345
Monday:            09:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00
Tuesday:            09:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00
Wednesday:     09:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00
Thursday:         09:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00
Friday:               09:00-12:00


If you are unable to visit us on campus during our opening hours, we can also provide advice over the phone:

Thursday:          10:00-11:30 Uhr
Phone:                 +49 (0)231 755-8080

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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 Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). 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 Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord 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".

Dortmund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dortmund Airport to TU Dortmund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dortmund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more information). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dortmund Airport.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. 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 Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

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