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Student Registry Office

The Student Registry Office will assist you with any questions regarding application and enrollment.

StudiFinder (in German)

What comes after secondary school? Should I study - and if so, what and where? These are central questions for many in their last years of secondary schools. And with more than 1,800 courses on offer at 50 locations in NRW, it is not easy for many to find the right degree program. For this reason, the state's universities and universities of applied sciences, together with the Ministry of Culture and Science, have launched a project to support them in this decision-making process: the "StudiFinder".

Dortmunder Zentrum Studienstart (Dortmund Center for Starting Studies, in German)

The Dortmunder Zentrum Studienstart is a joint measure of the TU Dortmund University and the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Art as part of the RuhrFutur education initiative. The core of the measure is support for improving mathematical skills in the transition phase from school to university. In addition to subject-specific support, prospective and first-year students are also given general advice and tools to help them make a conscious decision about the right subject to study.

Schüleruni (university for students in final years of secondary school, in German)

TU Dortmund University offers particularly high-achieving school students the opportunity to participate in selected lectures and exercises. Currently, courses can be taken in the following subjects: Architecture/Civil Engineering, Business Administration and Economics, Chemistry, Educational Science, Electrical Engineering, English, German, History, Informatics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Spatial Planning, Statistics, and Theology and . The aim of the SchülerUni project is to provide individual support and motivation for students, early guidance in choosing a course of study and, in the long term, to shorten study times.

Prerequisite for participation is approval by the school (the school administration gives the young students leave from classes) and support on the part of the parents and teachers.

Amt für Ausbildungsförderung (Grants Office, in German)

Information on BAföG (federal financial aid).

Studierendenwerk (in German)

Are you looking for a place in a student dormitory? The Studentenwerk, a state-run non-profit organization for student affairs, can provide you with all the information you need.

Department of Foreign Languages

The Department of Foreign Languages at TU University Dortmund offers students the opportunity to learn a variety of foreign languages or to improve their language skills free of charge.

Hochschulsport (University Sports Center, in German)

The University Sports Center of TU Dortmund University offers a variety of sports and also gives you an opportunity of making new friends. You can also find more information and the current sports program there.

Information Events

Every year, numerous information events are offered on the subject of studying as well as on starting a career at and outside of the TU Dortmund University.

  • Abi! und dann? (Abi! And then?, in German)
    The event series Abi! Und dann? is aimed at students who have just received their Abitur, the general entrance qualification for higher education at the end of secondary school in Germany.  During these events, the Central Student Advisory Service, in cooperation with the university's deparments, offers prospective students the opportunity to ask questions about studying at TU Dortmund University. In addition to an insight into the range of courses on offer, there is detailed information on decision-making and orientation aids, dates and deadlines, application and enrollment, and the organization of the start of studies.

    Furthermore, after the general part of each event, some of the study programs are presented in more detail. The events last about an hour, after which there is sufficient time to answer any questions.

  • Nacht der Beratung (Night of Advice, in German)
    Prospective students can inform themselves about the study programs offered at TU Dortmund University during the "Night of Advice" and come into direct contact with students and student advisors. The event at TU Dortmund University will take place this year on June 25, 2020 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm.

  • Dortmunder Hochschultage (Dortmund University Days, in German)
    The Dortmund University Days, which take place at the beginning of each year, offer a wide range of advisory services and events, giving students the opportunity to obtain comprehensive information about the various study options at Dortmund's universities at an early stage, to check admission requirements and to compare universities.

  • EINSTIEG Abi Messe Köln (Fair for tertiary education and other education following secondary school; in German).
    At the EINSTIEG Abi Fair Cologne, more than 300 exhibitors present their education and study programs.

  • Central Student Advisory Services
    The Central Student Advisory Services at TU Dortmund University regularly offer information events on the topic of studying (e.g. Night of Advising, student workshops) as well as information events for secondary school graduates.

  • Einstieg Dortmund
    This trade fair, in which TU Dortmund University is also participating, is all about training, studying and gap years. Here, prospective students receive information and advice on topics such as training, studies, career orientation and applications. Admission is free, but registration is required.


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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)