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On this page you will find answers to frequently asked questions about language certificates.

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One must formally apply to take the DSH test. Dates and locations are regularly announced on our DSH page, where you can also learn which documents are required to apply.

No. In order to be able to take the DSH test you need to show proof of acceptance to TU Dortmund University. Registration as a student to attend a German course is insufficient.

No. You are required to prove that you have successfully completed a C1-level course.  Certificates of participation and/or proof of enrollment are not accepted.

Yes. In addition to having power of attorney, the person acting on your behalf must possess all required application documents.

Application for the DSH can only take place in person on the date specified. We reserve the right to make possible changes for the Corona period. Application dates are regularly announced on our DSH page.

Detailed information about the DSH registration procedure can be found on our DSH page.

The Division of Foreign Languages does not offer the TOEFL-test. Research the Internet for an officially recognized test site.

No. The Division of Foreign Languages does not offer the IELTS test. Research the Internet for an officially recognized test site.

  • Language certificates not older than one year which indicate grades, level of proficiency, hours completed, and which stand in accordance with CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) may be recognized. For more information please contact Dr. Meni Syrou, the chair of the Foreign Languages Division.
  • You may request a DAAD language proficiency evaluation. Registration can be done via our course platform.


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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 Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). 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 Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on Campus Nord. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. The university can also be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. 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 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.

The Airport Express 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.

Interactive map

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".

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