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Transfer to a German-taught master's degree program

  • Completed Bachelor of Science degree.
  • The start of studies is possible at any time.
  • For students of TU Dortmund University, an application for a change of study must be submitted. 
  • A new application via the online portal is not necessary.
  • No documents are required in addition to the application for change of study.

External applicants

Enroll in a German-taught master's degree program

Equivalent Bachelor's degree in the respective subject with 210 credits. 
(for 180 credits, requirements of at least 30 credits are defined).

It is recommended to have a look at the guides for self-checking the admission requirements:


The start of studies is possible at any time via the online portal of TU Dortmund University.


When considering admission (application), it is essential to include the following complete documents/details with the application:

  • Transcript of Records (complete overview of subjects with details of associated credits, total number of credits)
  • Course of study overview
  • Indication of the standard period of study for your degree program
  • For Industrial Engineering: Information on the choice of profile (e.g. Industrial Management)
  • Bachelor's degree certificate (by the time of enrollment at the latest)

The examination board of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering reviews the application. Admission may (in the case of courses that deviate from the Dortmund Bachelor's program with 210 credits) be subject to the condition by the examination board that certain additional course or examination achievements that are requirements for successful study in the Master's program must still be completed. The conditions must be proven by the time of registration for the Master's thesis.

After receiving the admission letter, the enrollment can be done via the Student Secretary's Office.


A variety of documents are required for enrollment. You can find a detailed list here!

Prospective students who have obtained their academic degree abroad should contact the  International Office of the Technische Universität Dortmund directly.

The website of the International Office also provides information on language requirements, and our colleagues will also be happy to answer any questions you may have in person.


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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".

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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