We here at the Department of Business and Economics want to ensure that you can get the most ouf of your Erasmus semester. One way we do this is to ensure that you can find your feet quickly and get started straight away. We have devised a buddy system where students from our department act as guides and mentors to help you put together your study schedule, find your way around campus and Dortmund and just generally settle in. In the weeks before the beginning of the new semester you will be assigned a buddy - if you want to, of course!
We have provided an overview of how to find out when and where your courses are taking place - if you have any issues finding the correct information, please do not hesitate to reach out to your buddy. You can also contact the Departmental Erasmus Coordinator.
As well as the German intensive course you can take part in at the beginning of your stay, you can also choose to take other language courses - either bettering your German or learning more about other languages. The International Office provides the relevant links.
There are lots of things to do on campus as well. TU Dortmund University provides an overview here.
- Love sports and want to make new friends on campus? There's something for everyone at university sports (the website is in German, but you can ask your buddy for help or directly approach the campus sports groups - almost everyone speaks English).
- TU Dortmund also offers a lot for music lovers: There is an overview of university ensembles and the current concert program - again, in German, but please do not hestitate to ask about this if you are interested.
- The International Office also organizes international campus events and gives an overview of international groups.
Here we have put together an overview of the answers to common questions.
We have put together some advice on how to best put together your schedule here. You can also contact your buddy or the Departmental Erasmus Coordinator.
Usually we assign buddys about six weeks before the start of the new semester.
No, you can just write an email and let us know you do not wish for a buddy. We do recommend taking part in the buddy system as the help of a local student can solve a lot of issues quickly.
As well as the tipps on this page, here is some more information on things to do:
- Dortmund is a soccer city: Whether you want to watch an exciting game of Borussia Dortmund in the stadium or learn more about the sport in our soccer museum - soccer fans will definitely get their money's worth here! (It's a bit pricey, but well worth it for fans!)
- You want to relax in the green? In addition to numerous parks, Dortmund offers the botanical garden Rombergpark, where there is a lot to discover! Love nature? There are many beautiful parks, lakes and other spots of natural beauty in Dortmund.
- Interested in history - take a lot at some of the local industrial history or historical sites nearby.
- For more ideas, check out the information on #visitDortmund!
- What about the nightlife? There are many clubs and bars in Dortmund, Dortmund's Westfalenpark has many great events throughout the year and then there's the famous Bermuda Triangle (a bar area) in Bochum, the city right next to Dortmund.