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Information for International Doctoral Candidates

German for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

In cooperation with the International Office, the Division of Foreign Languages offers a variety of German language courses at different levels during the semester. The courses are funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Target Groups

  • International doctoral candidates enrolled at TU Dortmund University
  • International doctoral candidates from the following research institutes enrolled at TU Dortmund University (list of institutes)
  • International postdocs at TU Dortmund University
  • International researchers and guest lecturers at TU Dortmund University


For these courses a registration via e-mail is required:

  • Registration via e-mail to Dr. Carsten Martin.
  • International PhD students have to show their certificate of matriculation.
  • International researchers and guest lecturers at TU Dortmund University have to prove their university status (e.g. UNICARD Personal).
  • A2 and B1 courses: Please send upon registration your previous German language certificates. If you don’t have any, you have to take part in the placement test.

Certificate of attendance

If you attend the course regularly, you will get a certificate of attendance at the end of the course. With this certificate of attendance, you can enroll for the German course for doctoral candidates next semester.

Please note: This certificate does not entail any specific grade.

Course Program WiSe 2022/23

Courses Time / Location Start / End Instructor Registration
DaF A1 (beginners without any previous knowledge) Friday, 12.30 - 03.45 p.m. / online 14 October 2022
- March 2023
Sylvia Muschalla-Staguhn Registration via Dr. Carsten Martin
DaF A2 (beginners with some knowledge of German) Tuesday, 04.30 - 06.30 p.m. / online
Thursday, 04.30 - 06.30 p.m. / online
11 October 2022
- March 2023
Manuel Rohlfing Registration via Dr. Carsten Martin
DaF B1 (advanced learners) Monday, 04.00 - 06.15 p.m. / online
Wednesday, 04.00 - 06.15 p.m. / online
10 October 2022
- March 2023
Patrick Pappert Registration via Dr. Carsten Martin



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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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