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The service package for students from partner universities costs 1,950 € and includes the following benefits:

  •   Accommodation
  •   Health insurance
  •   Public transportation ticket for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
  •   Cultural program and excursions
  •   Pick-up service from Dortmund’s airport or central train station

Additional costs of living (food & incidentals) add up to approximately 300 EUR per month.

In addition to the service package, you will have to pay a deposit for your room (200 EUR).

Please note: For information regarding your tuition fees you will have to contact your home university.



The student dormitories are located either on or off campus but either way the Dortmund public transportation (DSW21) guarantees an uncomplicated travel to campus. You will stay in different kinds of dorms and the interior equipment and furniture may consequently vary from dorm to dorm. Most rooms will be single rooms and you will have access to the internet via LAN.


Health Insurance

The service package includes health insurance for the duration of the program.

karteThis insurance covers all treatments that are medically essential for acute diseases, such as medical consulting, medically prescribed medicine, hospital income, surgeries and necessary dental treatment.

The insurance will not pay for

  • treatment of pre-diseases
  • childbirth, abortion
  • treatment in a health resort
  • if the disease is a consequence of drugs dependency or an intended accident
  • a mental disease
  • the treatment is medically not essential (like new hips, plastic surgery...)

The insurance is valid in states which are members of the Schengen Agreement. It is not possible to waive the insurance (~€50)!



Public Transport Ticket

You will receive a public transport ticket  which is valid on all local and regional trains (with the exception of high-speed trains) and on busses throughout North Rhine-Westphalia.

The local and regional trains are called:

  • U-Bahn (subway)
  • Straßenbahn (streetcar)
  • H-Bahn (monorail on TU Dortmund University's Campus)
  • S-Bahn (suburban train)
  • RB’s: Regionalbahnen (regional train)
  • RE’s: Regionalexpress (regional express train)


Cultural Program and Excursions

A diversified cultural program and excursions are included in the program.


German Language Course

The German Language Course is a mandatory part of the program. Language classes on all proficiency levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced) are offered. For more information click here.


Pick-up Service

We will pick you up from Dortmund’s airport or central train station and accompany you to your accommodation. It is very important that you let us know in advance when exactly you will be arriving.



 The ISP 2020 is canceled.



(The information is taken from TU Dortmund University's website: http://www.tu-dortmund.de/uni/International/Contact_and_Directions/Directions/index.html)

By Train

The Technische Universität Dortmund has its own train station ("Dortmund Universität"). From there suburban trains leave for the Dortmund main station (“Dortmund Hauptbahnhof”) and the Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport train station” (take the S-Bahn number 1 which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). So the university is within easy reach from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg. During the semester there are additional suburban trains shuttling back and forth between Dortmund and Bochum. Also there is the possibilty of getting from Dortmund city to the university by bus or tram: from the Dortmund main station you can take all trams bound for the station “Stadtgarten” usually the underground routes U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trams and get onto the line U42 towards "Hombruch". The station you have to look out for is  “An der Palmweide”. From the bus station just over the road busses bound for the Technische Universität leave every ten minutes (468, 447). Another possibility is to take the underground routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop “Dortmund Kampstraße”. From there take the U43 or U44 to the stop “Dortmund Wittener Straße”. Switch to the bus line 447 and get off at “Dortmund Universität S”. For individual timetable information about public passenger traffic see the homepage of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (that is the regional public transportation system; please visit www.vrr.de).

By Plane

From the Dortmund airport (please visit www.flughafen-dortmund.de) you can fly to several places in Central Europe. There are regular air connections with Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Katowice, Kraków, Leipzig-Halle, London, München, Nürnberg, Paris, Poznán, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich e.g. To get from the Dortmund airport to the Technische Universität Dortmund, which are approximately 20 kilometers apart, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway station "Bahnhof Holzwickede" from which trains depart to the Dortmund main station (please visit again www.vrr.de for more information). Normally the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dortmund airport. The Rhein-Ruhr-Airport in Düsseldorf (please visit www.duesseldorf-international.de), 60 kilometers away from Dortmund, offers world-wide air connections. It can be reached directly from the university's train station using the suburban train S1, but normally it is faster to use the suburban train to Dortmund main station and then take a regional train ("Regional Express") to Düsseldorf, which does not stop as often as the suburban trains do.

The H-Bahn (suspended monorail system)

The H-Bahn is one of the symbols of the Technische Universität Dortmund. There are two stations on the Campus Nord. One ("Dortmund Universität") is directly located at the stop of the suburban train, which connect the TU directly to 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. For more Information please visit www.h-bahn.info.