TU Dortmund University

3.9 out of 5 (20 ratings / 20 reviews) Dortmund, Germany
Since its founding 51 years ago, TU Dortmund University has developed a special profile, encompassing 16 faculties ranging from science and engineering to social sciences and culture studies. The various scientific disciplines share a common university spirit in which interdisciplinarity, communication and cooperation are not only taught, but lived and experienced. 

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Since its founding 51 years ago, TU Dortmund University has developed a special profile, encompassing 16 faculties ranging from science and engineering to social sciences and culture studies.


Students at TU Dort­mund University can choose from classical subjects and innovative courses of study such as medical physics or degree programs in spatial planning, statistics and journalism. A particular focus is on teacher training. As one of only a few universities in Germany, TU Dort­mund University offers professional teaching qualifications for all types of schools.


TU Dort­mund University has a strong focus on research. The university’s disciplines, e.g. mechanical engineering with its emphasis on production and logistics, physics, biochemical- and chemical engineering, statistics and computer science, as well as education research, are well known for their outstanding research achievements both nationally and internationally.

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Student services

The Academic Advice team is part of the the Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) and provides general academic and study-related counseling. The team can advise you on a wide variety of topics such as study orientation, the application process or how to organize and structure your studies.

Housing services

Student Dormitories

Places in student dormitories are particularly popular: The Studierendenwerk Dortmund allocates over 2,800 places in 11 residential complexes in Dortmund  –  from single rooms to four-person shared flats. Since the demand is very high, an early application is recommended. In addition, the Studierendenwerk Dortmund offers barrier-free accommodation for people with disabilities and guest apartments for university lecturers who are in Dortmund for a short-term stay.

Library services

We collect general literature about all subjects as well as more specialised literature in the chief areas of teaching and research at TU Dortmund (technology, natural sciences, education, economics and social sciences)

Dortmund University Library holds:

  • appr. 1,6 million books, journals and other media
  • 130.916 electronic books
  • 45.409 electronic journals 

Medical services

For those who want to stay physically fit despite the demands of their studies or jobs and long days in lecture halls or at a desk, TU Dortmund University provides numerous health offerings for students and staff.

Student Life

Campus life

The North Campus with its main cafeteria, central library and main auditorium forms the heart of TU Dortmund University. Most of the lecture halls and seminar rooms are located here. Another smaller campus is located further south. The H-Bahn connects the two campuses and runs every five minutes.

Sports facilities

The University Sports Office offers a wide range of over 75 classes in fitness, ball sports, dance, etc. A fitness studio is located directly on campus. The team at the University Sports Office also hosts events such as the Campus Run or the Fitness Night.

Student clubs

  • International Student Society (ISS)

ISS brings international und native students together, organizes different activities and is involved in many cultural events.

  • ERASMUS Student Network (ESN)

ESN Dortmund helps exchange students to integrate during their stay in Dortmund and organizes various activities and events. Along with that, ESN links students from Dortmund returned from studying abroad. 

  • English Theater Group (ETG)

The English Theater Group is a subgroup from ELSA (English Literature Student Association) at TU Dortmund University. The group has 30 active members who consider it their job to bring together international and native students in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Student Reviews

International experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Easy application, nice study program, international environment.

Great place to study!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like the feel of a campus university on the south campus of the university. There are enough rooms for you to work in and study in quiet. You can easily get in contact with the professors and the academic staff and they are genuinely nice and always want to help you. I really do find the library to be useful to get your hands on expensive literature. And you can...

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

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