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Information about Exams

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. We have put together important information on exams for you on this page.

Examination Dates and Locations

The Department of Business and Economics offers examinations twice per semester. The main dates are in the first examination period, which is in the first three weeks after the end of the lecture period . The second examination period is in the last weeks of each semester and the first week of the new semester.

The exact dates of the examinations are published in the middle of the semester on the website of the Departmental Examinations Office. The place and time of the individual examinations will be announced towards the end of the semester, but no later than two weeks before the date.

Registration for Exams

How you register for exams depends on the courses you are taking:

Exams offered at the Department of Business and Economics.

You can register for these exams via the departmental Erasmus coordinator by using the online form for exam registration below. You cannot register as an exchange student via the BOSS system. In the case of oral exams, you should also contact your lecturer directly to arrange a date for the exam.

For these exams you usually register directly with the lecturer. In this case, registration should take place at least three weeks before the end of the lecture period .


Registrations must be made at least three weeks before the exam to be valid. If you miss this deadline, successful registration can no longer be guaranteed. For oral exams, registration should take place at least three weeks before the end of the lecture period .

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Other exams

  • Presentations and written work in seminars and in some lectures: You will be informed by the lecturers about the procedure and deadlines.
  • Exams for courses offered by other departments or at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum or Universität Duisburg-Essen : Please contact your lecturers to ask how to register for the exam.

Deregistering from Exams

If you do not wish to take an examination for which you have been registered, you should deregister. This requires no justification and is possible until the day before a written exam and one week before an oral exam.

To do so, simply send an e-mail to the departmental Erasmus coordinator . In the email you should include your name, student ID number and the exam from which you wish to withdraw.

If you want to deregister for an exam at another department or university, write directly to the respective lecturer(s).

Exam Results

The exam results of written exams are sent to the departmental Erasmus coordinator and from there to the students. So you will receive your exam results by email. Results of oral exams, from seminars or exams from other departments are usually handled similarly.

If you are doing your exchange semester at the Department of Business and Economics, your results will be transferred directly to your Transcript of Records. If you come from another department, your results will be transferred to the Erasmus coordination of the respective department.

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Exams FAQs

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: Spring main date or Fall main date. Furthermore, the examination can also be taken at the later date - towards the end of the semester or at the beginning of the new semester.

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 also be registered for this semester.

The examination dates for the first and second examination phase (main and post date) can be found on our websites. The exam dates are usually published a few weeks before the respective exam phase. The exact times are then published on the same page.

Please contact the instructor of your language course.

Yes, this is possible. If you pass the exam on the second try, that grade for that course will be entered on your Transcript of Records.


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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)