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Departmental Regulations

Allotment of Course Places

The allotment of course places in the language courses is regulated in our departmental regulations.

In Detail

Information about our target groups can be found under registration.

Places in our courses will be given in order of course registration: first come, first served. If the number of places in a course is highlighted in dark grey on our course platform, then the course is already fully booked. In this case, course registration is still possible, but you will be placed on the waiting list.

In order to facilitate the opportunity to participate in courses for as many students as possible, you are only permitted to register for one course of each level, e.g. Spanish A1 (Group A) or Spanish A1 (Group B) or Spanish A1 (Group C), but not both. Please choose a group. These groups have identical content and requirements.

If you are interested in participating in two or more courses that take place at the same time, then you have to pick one course and register for that particular course only. Multiple registrations for courses taking place at the same time unnecessarily block places that could benefit other students and are therefore not allowed by our course platform (red column marking in front of the course title).

In order to enable as many students as possible to participate in our language courses, courses can only be repeated under certain conditions.

This means that you cannot automatically register on the course platform for a course that you have already successfully completed with a certificate of achievement (red column marking in front of the course title). If you are interested in repeating a course, please contact the secretary's office within the registration period. There they will check if there are still available course places. If so, your course registration will be noted by the secretary's office. Registration itself does not take place until the end of the registration period just before the start of the semester, so that no places are blocked for students who wish to take the course for the first time.

Please note:

  • Your original grade cannot be improved by repeated attendance in a course. Furthermore, certificates of attendance will not be issued for repeated courses.
  • For courses with low enrollment, please note that there must be at least 7 regular registrations for a course to take place. For resource reasons, repeaters do not count as regular participants.

Face-to-face courses and online courses:

If you have received a course place, you will receive an e-mail from the course instructor a few days before the course starts with relevant information about the course start. Please check your TU e-mail address regularly. If you are unable to attend the course, please deregister immediately via the course platform or write an e-mail to the secretary's office. This way, your fellow students who are on the waiting list can move up. If you are unable to attend the 1st course session, please also e-mail the secretary's office. Please note that if you miss the 1st course session without an excuse, you will be removed from the list of participants.

If you are on the waiting list, you will not receive any notification before the course starts. In the event of a move-up, you will be contacted by the course instructor via e-mail. Please check your TU e-mail address regularly. If you have registered for a face-to-face course and are on the waiting list, please do not come to class without being asked.

The course place allocation procedure is completed after 2 to 3 course sessions at the latest, i.e. there is no possibility of moving up after that.

In the allocation of course places, students who are in their last semester of study and who have to present a certain language course as a course achievement will be considered as far as possible in the sense of a hardship regulation. If demand is very high, additional courses may be organized (subject to the availability of funds).

If after the third week of a semester fewer than seven participants remain in the course, we must, unfortunately, cancel the course for financial reasons. Therefore, if you register for a course, please plan to actually complete the course. An excessive cancellation rate in the courses during the semester could disadvantage your fellow students who wish to take part in the whole course and have it accredited in their studies.


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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.

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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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