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Scholarships and Awards

A large number of scholarship programs support students or doctoral candidates during their studies or final theses. The foundations apply different criteria - it is not always just a matter of top grades and support for the most talented. In addition to performance, the commitment and circumstances of students are also taken into account.

You can find an overview of the different scholarship programs as well as information about counseling and application on the page of the The scholarship advisory team of TU Dortmund University.

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On this page we would like to draw your attention to scholarship programs and contests that are especially relevant for students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Good luck with your application!


The Deutschlandstipendium supports talented and high-achieving students. The scholarship holders are supported with 300 euros per month. The Deutschlandstipendium is aimed at all bachelor's and master's students at TU Dortmund University. First-year students can also apply for the funding.

When to apply?

August 15 - September 15 of each year

Who can apply?

  • freshmen
  • enrolled students
  • current scholarship holders (continuation of scholarship)

How to apply?

Only online (The application portal will be activated as of August 15)


The Graduate School of Logistics (GSofLog) offers purely externally funded doctoral training. The companies provide the scholarship holders with the financial basis to work on their doctorate for three years without any worries.

Particularly talented, highly motivated graduates in logistics and its related disciplines (mechanical engineering, computer science, engineering and economics) are supported.

Information on how to apply and current calls for applications can be found on the website of the Graduate School of Logistics


TheMartin-Schmeißer-Stiftung established on the initiative of the City of Dortmund and donors from Dortmund's business community, is a foundation for the promotion of international academic relations at TU Dortmund University. Scholarships can be awarded to Bachelor's and Master's students whose work requires a research stay of at least two months abroad. The total funding amounts to a maximum of Euro 1,500. Double funding is excluded. Interested students - and international students in particular - can submit their applications to the Foundation by February 15 / September 15, 2022. is an online scholarship and career network for the top 10 percent of pupils, students and doctoral candidates. cooperates with more than 500 partners, including the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Foundation of German Business, University of Hamburg, University of Cologne, BMW, Bosch or DIE ZEIT.

Undergraduate and graduate students can apply for on an ongoing basis by submitting their resume including grades.

Contests & Awards

start2grow offers opportunities for digital or technological business ideas from the higher education sector. Students, research assistants and professors have the potential to become prize winners in the start2grow 2022 start-up competition.

The start2grow 2022 start-up competition is aimed at teams with technological or digital ideas for innovative products or services. There are cash prizes worth a total of 84,000 euros for the best business plans.

In addition, start2grow:

  • Free coaching and mentoring
  • Contacts to business and capital
  • Events for networking, learning and celebrating

TheDeutsche Studienpreis annually honors the best German doctoral students from all disciplines. In addition to academic excellence, what counts most is the specific social significance of the research contributions: The young scientists are encouraged to highlight the social value of their own research achievements and to engage in a public debate about them.

The Körber Foundation provides annual prizes worth a total of more than 100,000 euros for the German Study Prize, which is awarded in three academic sections. In each of the three subject groups - in the social sciences, the natural and technical sciences, and the humanities and cultural studies - one top prize of 25,000 euros and two second prizes of 5,000 euros each are awarded.

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".

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.

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.

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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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