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Welcome Back!

We hope you had a great stay at your host university and look forward to welcoming you back in Dortmund. Upon your return, there are a few final formalities that you will need to complete.

In this overview by the International Office you will find some of these points. It is mainly about submitting documents so that you meet the necessary requirements for receiving the mobility funding.

The picture shows the Mathetower and cherry blossoms in the foreground. © Nikolas Golsch​/​TU Dortmund

Transferring Credit from Your Study Abroad

The recognition of credits received abroad is regulated by the Examination Regulations togehter with the Recognition Regulations. You can read these in more detail here for Bachelor students and here for Master students. A detailed explanation can be found under Recognition Procedures Business Administration and Economics under point 3.

To have your grades recognized at our department you can do the following:

You can directly at the department's Examination Office. To do this, you must submit the following documents:

  • Transcript of Records (original and copy) 
  • Recognition Agreement(s)
  • current enrollment certificate

You may also wish to send a Recognition of Outcome form, as you will need this for the International Office. If the declarations of recognition have been signed with a reservation as to content, you must approach the respective professorship again and may have to submit further documents.

If examiners reserved the right to review course contents, the corresponding recognition agreement must be submitted to the examiner(s) and signed again before submission to the Office of Examination Affairs. Further documents on the course taken abroad may have to besubmitted for this purpose.

You can also submit the documents to the department's Examination Office by email. If you want to have several courses recognized, you should submit them collectively. Among other things, this is also important for the Recognition of Outcome form.

Reporting on Your Experiences

The semester abroad has likely afforded you with many opportunities to gather experience, inside-knowledge and memories. We would be very happy if you share some of these with us. By doing so, you are helping us to improve processes and to prepare future participants well for their Erasmus semester.

Furthermore, we find that the experience of our former Erasmus students is a great way to encourage and inspire others to spend a semester abroad. You can decide how public we make your information and which parts of the questionnaire you fill out.

Form for Experience Reports (in German)

In­ter­natio­na­ler Cam­pus - Get Involved!!

You would like to continue your international engagement after your stay abroad? You would like to use your experience to help others? There are many opportunities for this at our department and at TU Dortmund University!

  • Participating in the department's Buddy-Program - help incoming students find their way during their Erasmus semester at TU Dortmund University.
  • Participate in info events - tell other Business Administration and Economics students about your experiences and help us to make the Erasmus program better known in our department.
  • Certificate "Internationales Studium" - with the semester abroad you have already fulfilled one building block for the certificate!
  • International Campus - here you will find many interesting events and offers of the International Office.


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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)