Since its founding 50 years ago, TU Dortmund University has developed a special profile, encompassing 16 faculties ranging from science and engineering to social sciences and cultural studies. The university currently has more than 34,500 students and 6,200 staff members, including 300 professors.
The curriculum is comprised of around 80 programs of study, both traditional and innovative, some even unique to this university. A broad teacher training program is also offered for all school types. The various scientific disciplines share a common university spirit in which interdisciplinarity, communication and cooperation are not only taught, but lived and experienced. This interaction creates an environment conducive to technological innovation and fosters advances in methods and knowledge.See All 9 Photos
Main CampusDortmund, Germany Campus Website20,000+ on Campus250,000+ residents in DortmundLanguage(s) spoken on campus: German, English
The Ruhr is one of Europe's most exciting regions. More than five million people live in 53 cities, with Cologne, Bonn and the vineyards of the Rhine Valley on the periphery. A public transportation network, available to students at no cost, connects the whole area and opens its vast cultural offerings to each of its inhabitants.
The city, whose origins date back to 890 A.D., has grown into a modern center of business, high-tech industry, education and culture. The old districts of town with their restaurants and pubs contrast with the newer sections dominated by daring modernist and postmodern architecture. More than half of the city's incorporated area is devoted to green spaces with gardens, spacious parks and forests. The proximity to neighboring countries such as The Netherlands, Belgium and France adds to the attractiveness of the region.
The university also boasts over 60 kinds of sports associations to keep you active during your study abroad experience. Additionally, you may choose to join a Student Association, including the Chamber Choir, Wind Orchestra, University Film Club or the University Orchestra.
Highlights for ISEP students
-4-week German Intensive Course prior to each semester (March / September) - free of charge for exchange students
-German language courses for all levels also available free of charge during the semester
-Dortmund Doubles Program (you will be teamed up with German students who will help you become part of campus and city life)
-High level of support by the academic advisors and the staff of the International Office
-Special Needs - no Problem!
-You may explore the Ruhr Area, Germany's largest - and greenest - metropolitan area, historical cities like Cologne and Münster
-Your enrollment includes the "NRW ticket", a ticket that gives you free access to trains in the entire state of North Rhine-Westphalia
-You can participate in a number of activities in and around Dortmund such as a visit to Germany's largest soccer stadium or the impressive Art Nouveau coal mine at Zeche Zollern
-You may even cross-register for courses at the Ruhr University Bochum or the University of Duisburg-Essen, both easy to reach by train
-You may have the chance to participate in an internship in addition to your studies
-Full-time English teaching internships are available in area schools
You will be well taken care of!