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UniCard / Student ID Card

The “UniCard 2.0” in the corporate de­sign of the Uni­ver­sity Alliance Ruhr identifies the cardholder as a student of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. Since a photo is on the identity card in addition to the cardholder’s first and last name and registration number, it is generally not necessary to carry additional proof of identity, e.g. another identity card. The student ID card can also be used outside the uni­ver­si­ty in order to prove the eligibility for student tariffs, for example in the theater, in the cinema or in swimming pools.

The UniCard 2.0 also enables cash-free payment at various locations on campus. The prerequisite for payment is that a credit has been loaded onto the chip on the card beforehand. The GeldKarte system of the German banking industry is used to make payments. The UniCard 2.0 can therefore also be used to pay at all other acceptance points of the GeldKarte.

In addition, the new student ID card ensures secure use. With the certificates stored on the UniCard 2.0, it is possible to provide emails sent via UniMail using the Thunderbird or Microsoft Outlook email programs with a di­gi­tal signature from the UniCard 2.0, so that increased security against content changes is provided. In addition, the new student ID card will also make the registration for various services of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity more secure, as the UniCard 2.0 becomes part of the registration process.

All in­for­mation about Unicard 2.0 can be found in the Service­Portal of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There you can apply for the card again in case of loss.

How do I get the UniCard 2.0?
The Unicard can be applied for in the Service­Portal of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity.

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A hand holding a white and blue chip card. © Saskia Molewicz​/​TU Dort­mund
A hand putting the UniCard into a slot of a printer. © Saskia Molewicz​/​TU Dort­mund

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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”.

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).