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Information for exchange students

Please report to the foreigners authority responsible for your place of residence within 90 days of arrival. Please remember to bring all documents (see information of the authority online) to the authority. This usually includes a certificate of your student status, which you can download from the BOSS system.
Also keep in mind that as soon as you have a permanent residence, you also have to register at the Residents' Registration Office (Einwohnermeldeamt). Your landlord will provide you with a certificate that you are living at the relevant address, this document must be brought along with the usual documents (see information from the authority online). A registration must be made within 14 days of the start of the tenancy.
Appointments can usually be made online or by phone with the respective authority.

Enrollment at TU Dortmund University is only possible if you have health insurance. Please contact an insurance company of your choice and inquire about special student rates. Some health insurance companies have an office on campus.

The Studierendenwerk offers housing in the surrounding residence halls. These accommodations are especially popular because they are inexpensive and close to campus. Therefore, you should expect longer waiting times until you get accommodation. For this reason, it is advisable to get on the waiting list early and apply.
Another very popular option are shared apartments in the city. Here there is no central contact point. 
In general, the search for accommodation must be organized independently. Exceptions are stays within the framework of exchange programs. In this case, the International Office will inform you in the course of your registration at the TU Dortmund University.

For students in the framework of the ERASMUS+ exchange program it is obligatory to conclude a Learning Agreement. This includes all the courses you would like to take during your stay at TU Dortmund University. Please contact the ERASMUS representative of your home university and the International Coordination of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering to finalize the document.

Exchange students receive a Transcript of Records at the end of their stay, which you have to present at your home university. Please make sure that all the results you have achieved during your stay at TU Dortmund University are passed on to the International Coordination of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Only then is it possible to issue them.

As part of your exchange program or your start of studies in the Manufacturing Technology program, you will be assigned a mentor from the faculty at the beginning. This person will show you around the campus and help you to deal with initial organizational points. You will be informed about your mentor within the framework of your program by the International Coordination of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

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.

Interactive map

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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