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Getting Ready to Say Goodbye!

As the semester comes to a close, and your stay in Dortmund as well unless you are staying for a further semester, you will be getting ready to sit exams and finish your projects for seminars.

How to register for exams

How to register for exams will depend on the courses you are taking:

  • Written and oral exams in courses offered by the Department of Business and Economics - you will be registered for the exam by the Departmental Erasmus Coordinator. Registrations must take place no later than three weeks before the exam to be valid. For oral examinations, you should register three weeks prior to the beginning of the examination phase. You can step down from this registration without giving any reasons up to the day before a written exam and a week before an oral exam. To do so, you must also write an email to the Departmental Erasmus Coordinator. Emails should include your name, student ID number and the exam you wish to register or de-register for.
  • Written exams for courses offered by other departments or at Ruhr University Bochum or University of Duisburg-Essen: please contact your lecturer to register for the exam.
  • Presentations and case work in seminars and certain lectures - you will be informed by the lecturer on the date of the presentation.

The grades for written and oral examinations will be forwarded to the Departmental Erasmus Coordinator and then forwarded to you. For seminars and lectures from other departments/ universities, please ask your lecturer to forward your grade to the Departmental Erasmus Coordinator, so they can be included in your transcript of records.

Transcript of Records

The transcript of records gives an overview of the courses you took during your Erasmus semester. Grades for written and oral examinations at our department are directly forwarded to the Departmental Erasmus Coordinator. For all other grades, please ask your lecturers to pass these on. For language certificates, please forward the certificate to the coordinator to have these courses included in your transcript of records.

When the transcript is complete, it will be sent to you via email. Once you have verified that all information is complete and correct, it will then be signed, stamped and sent to you and your coordinator. It is also possible to collect a signed and stamped paper version from the office of the Departmental Erasmus Coordinator.

Certificate of Attendance

The Certificate of Attendance can be filled out by the Departmental Erasmus Coordinator or the International Office. If you have a document from your home university to be filled out, this can be used. Otherwise, we can provide you with a certificate.

FAQs on Exams, TOR, and COAs

Below you will find answers to the most common questions asked about exams, Transcripts of Records and Certificates of Attendance.

Exams or oral exams are offered at the end of the semester in which the course assigned to a module was offered or the module ends: the main exam phase in spring or in the fall. This examination may also be taken in the second exam phase. This is usally towards the end of the semester and can stretch into the new semester. So for exams in the second exam phase for courses from the summer semester, this is likely to be September/October. For courses from the winter semester, this is March/April.

It should be noted that examinations that take place on 01.04. or 01.10. or later are already attributed to the new semester. This means that students must re-registrater for the semester.

You can find the exam dates for the first and second exam phase on our website. The exam dates are usually published some weeks prior to the exam phase. The exact times are then published on the same page. The lists themselves are currently available only in German, but you can see the name of your exam, the date, time and location.

Please contact your lecturer in the language course for this.

Yes, these can be included. Please ensure that you forward the certificate for the language course to your Departmental Erasmus Coordinator.

Yes, if you took an exam or took part in a presentation or course work and failed the course, this will be included in your transcript of records. If you did not take part and simply dropped out, this is not included. Please note that if you registered for the exam and simply did not go, this counts as a failed attempt.

Yes, this is possible. If you pass the exam in this second attempt, that grade will be included in your Transcipt of Records as the result for that particular course.

You can either contact the International Office or your Departmental Erasmus Coordinator.


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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.


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:

OpenStreetMap Routing Machine

The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:

Environment map (PDF)

Environment map (graphic)

This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:

Interactive campus map

This document contains a simple campus map in German and English:

Campus map (PDF)