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International exchange

A new entry regulation for Germany has been in effect since August. According to this, guests must prove that they have been vaccinated, recovered or tested when entering the country. Anyone entering from a high-risk or virus variant area must register digitally in advance. One must also be tested and quarantined unless vaccinated with an EU-approved vaccine. Entry from virus variant areas is not possible except in a few exceptional cases. Further details can be found in the section Travel.

The German Federal Ministry of Health has published a detailed FAQ list on the regulations:

No. Only persons who have been vaccinated with a vaccination approved in the EU are considered as fully vaccinated. Revaccination with a vaccine approved in the EU are possible. Please observe the recommendations of the Stiko.


In case of a stay abroad of more than six months, the residence title expires. It is no longer possible to apply for a fictitious certificate from abroad. However, it is still advisable to contact the foreigners authority as soon as possible if a return trip is not possible within six months. The responsible foreigners authority will then examine the individual case.


A direct postponement of the admission is not possible; a new application in due form and time must be submitted for the winter semester 2022/2023.

Therefore, applicants who have been unable to enroll, can reapply from 15. Macrh 2022 to 15. July 2022 for the winter semester 2022/2023 and should enclose their admission letter for the summer semester 2022. 

Please inform yourself about the corresponding application periods and deadlines as well as about the application process on the website of the International Office.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity welcomes exchange students (so-called incomings) in the summer semester 2022 who have applied for a stay in due time and have been accepted. The International Office informs the incomings about the particularities that have to be observed with regard to the Co­ro­na situation via e-mail.

For questions, Erasmus students are welcome to contact the Erasmus team by e-mail and students in the ISEP, USA and worldwide programs are welcome to contact the Exchange Students Team by e-mail.

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 South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). 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 North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus 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 15 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 North Campus. 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 South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus 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 facilities 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”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).