Every year we welcome students from over 20 partner universities from across Europe as part of the Erasmus+ program to study with us for one or two semesters. Incoming students can visit courses from our high-quality study bachelor’s and master’s program. Many of these courses are offered in English. Twenty-six research and teaching areas cover a broad range of topics and current issues in business administration and economics. As a department, we strive to combine practical orientation with a strong theoretical and methodological foundation to help prepare our students for management tasks at an internationally competitive level. You can find out more about our study programs here.
TU Dortmund University, with its 17 departments spread out over a north and a south campus, has over 30.000 students and 300 professors. One of its cooperations that may be of particular interest to exchange students is the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr), in which the university joined forces with the University of Duisburg-Essen and Ruhr-University Bochum. You can find out more about TU Dortmund University here.
Our International Office is ready to help you with any organizational matters regarding your stay at TU Dortmund University. You can find information about the application process, housing and language courses, but also about many of the highlights TU Dortmund University and Dortmund can offer you. They also provide very useful checklists to help you organize your stay.
At the Department of Business and Economics, we want to help you with the academic aspects of your exchange semester. In the links below you will find information that is helpful to you when planning your semester, while you are here and when you are ready to return to your home university.
- Before your stay - here you will find information about the courses we offer and what to consider when preparing your learning agreement.
- During your stay - our department offers a student mentor system, the buddy system, where some of our students will welcome you here in Dortmund and help you with your stay. Here, you can also find out more about how to plan your study schedule.
- Getting ready to say goodbye - here we offer you information on exams and on the documents you will need upon your return home.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Department Erasmus Coordinator Dr. Debra Hanning or the International Office.
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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.
The departments 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".
Streetnavigation from and to TU Dortmund University:
The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:
This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:
This document contains a simple campus map in German and English: