The Erasmus program is a comprehensive funding program of the European Union and the largest mobility program at TU Dortmund University. It enables students to spend a semester abroad at universities with which the respective departments have entered an exchange agreement The Department of Business and Economics currently has contracts with more than 20 universities in other European countries.
Funding is available for stays of up to two semesters. Participants receive a waiver of tuition fees at the host university and the credits earned abroad can be counted for their studies. Furthermore, students receive a mobility grant, the amount of which depends on the destination country. Special grants, for example for students with chronic illnesses or for traveling with children, are possible. Grants or scholarships in students' home country, for example through BAföG, can usually continue to be received in parallel.
The following explanatory video from the DAAD briefly summarizes the Erasmus exchange program (German with English subtitles):
Our Erasmus students are supported during their stay abroad by both the department and the International Office of the TU Dortmund University. The International Office assists students with applications for mobility grants and provides a checklist for stays abroad. Interested students can find comprehensive information about the Erasmus program on the pages of the International Office as well as attend the information events offered there.
The Erasmus Coordination of the Department of Business and Economics selects and nominates applicants and supports students in the academic planning of their semester abroad.
Interested students should inform themselves about requirements and partner universities and then apply at the faculty for a place in the exchange program. The application deadline is January 15 for the upcoming academic year. At the end of the selection process, students will be contacted and offered a place or, if there are more applicants than places, may receive a rejection. If the selected students accept the place, they will be nominated at the host university and can then apply there.
An online declaration of acceptance must also be submitted to the International Office by the end of May.
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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:
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: