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Technical University of Dortmund

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Description of Technical University of Dortmund

  • Year of foundation: 1968;
  • Location: Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany;
  • Students age: 17+;
  • Number of students: 33,594;
  • Language of instruction: German, English;
  • University type : state;
  • Form of study: mixed;
  • Accommodation type: residence, apartments.

TU Dortmund University is a public university with an urban campus in Dortmund. Admission in The Technical University of Dortmund is the dream of many international students. The university is considered one of the best in Germany and consistently occupies high positions in the rankings of the world's leading universities.

Most Bachelor's programs are taught in German, but Master's programs offer a large number of courses in English. The main emphasis at the university is placed on technical sciences: here are some of the best programs in the world in mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science and information systems, architecture and building technology. Traditionally, programs in mechanical engineering, biological and chemical technologies are considered to be strong. However, the university can also study humanitarian specialties - linguistics, pedagogy, design, cultural studies and much more.

About the university in numbers:

  • 16 faculties;
  • 80 diploma programs;
  • 33 500+ students;
  • 16 to 1 - the ratio of the number of students per teacher;
  • 4206 international students;
  • 300 professors.

The university has a large research infrastructure. At the moment, scientists at TU Dortmund University are working on 1000 research projects. University researchers have received international recognition for their achievements in the field of materials science, production technologies and logistics, chemistry, biology, process design, modeling, data analysis.

The Technical University of Dortmund collaborates with educational institutions around the world, participates in student exchange programs and develops joint programs of double degrees

List of double degrees:

  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil);
  • Northeastern University Shenyang (China);
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana);
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel);
  • Kyoto University (Japan);
  • Politechnika Lodzka (Poland);
  • Saint-Petersburg State University (Russia);
  • Southern Federal Unviersity (Russia);
  • National Taiwan University (Taiwan);
  • Univerzita Karlova v Praze (Czech Republic).

List of faculties and departments of the university:

  • Faculty of Mathematics;
  • Faculty of Physics;
  • Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Biology;
  • Faculty of Informatics;
  • School of Statistics;
  • Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical Technology;
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering;
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology;
  • Faculty of Spatial Planning;
  • Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering;
  • School of Business and Economics;
  • School of Education, Psychology and Sociology;
  • Faculty of Special Pedagogy;
  • School of Liberal Arts and Theology;
  • Faculty of Cultural Studies;
  • Faculty of Arts and Sports Sciences.

Positions of the Technical University of Dortmund in 2021:

  • QS World University Rankings = 801-1000;
  • QS WUR Ranking By Subject = 151-200;
  • Graduate Employability Ranking = 301-500;
  • Times Higher Education = 401;
  • US News & World Report = 475;
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University = 801.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Technical University of Dortmund

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Accommodation, meals, prices

International students can choose to stay in a hostel on the campus of the university or nearby. For those who want to save money, renting a room in an apartment is suitable. Conditions for students in hostels in Dortmund:

  • Rooms for 1-4 people;
  • Private or shared bathrooms;
  • Shared kitchens;
  • Necessary furniture and equipment;
  • Study areas;
  • Internet access.

activity Technical University of Dortmund

List of interest clubs:

  • English Theater Group (ETG) - a community of theatergoers;
  • ERASMUS Student Network (ESN) - student exchange organization;
  • International Student Society (ISS) - international student community;
  • Chess Club;
  • School of programming;
  • Cinema club;
  • Art studio;
  • Dancing school.

Sport sections:

  • Gymnastics;
  • Dancing;
  • Fitness;
  • Basketball;
  • Baseball;
  • Tennis;
  • Water polo;
  • Volleyball;
  • Swimming;
  • Diving;
  • Football;
  • Hockey.

Facilities and equipment at Technical University of Dortmund

The campus of the university has a modern and well-established infrastructure:

  • Library center;
  • Cafeteria;
  • Audience;
  • Scientific laboratories;
  • Shops;
  • Pharmacy;
  • Health center;
  • Hostel;
  • Gym;
  • Dance studio.

Admission dates and extra charges

State universities in Germany offer free tuition, students only need to pay student fees every semester. However, it is worth planning a budget taking into account the high prices for accommodation and meals in Dortmund:

  • Accommodation in a hostel;
  • Apartment rental;
  • Food in an inexpensive restaurant;
  • Subscription for travel;
  • Cinema ticket.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

  • Students must complete a preparatory program (Studienkolleg);
  • Apply form;
  • Provide a high school diploma or bachelor's / master's degree (notarized translation into German required) and a copy of your passport;
  • Prepare a report card with grades;
  • Demonstrate a language certificate.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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