Disability and studying?
Do you have a visible or non-visible impairment? This includes, for example, mobility and movement impairments, visual impairments/blindness, hearing impairments/deafness, speech impairments, mental impairments/diseases, chronic physical illnesses, partial performance disorders, autism spectrum disorders, other long-term impairments or severe illnesses.
Are you going into high school or already have professional experience and are considering studying? Or have you already enrolled and are in the introductory phase of your studies?
You have questions, are unsure and would like to meet "insiders" or students with impairments who are already successfully mastering everyday university life?
Then join the "Peer Mentoring for Prospective Students and Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illness in the Study Entrance Phase".
Peer mentoring refers to mentoring among peers. In the DoBuS peer mentoring program, you as a prospective student or first-year student with an impairment (mentees) are supported by experienced students with an impairment (mentors) in making a successful start to your studies at TU Dortmund University.
- an extensive supporting program,
- Information on counseling and support services,
- Improvement of study conditions,
- orientation at the university,
- avoidance of dropouts,
- creation of professional perspectives,
- a social network and interesting peer contacts at the university,
- an opportunity to address barriers in studying and to work out solutions,
- a certificate of participation as a mentee.
You apply - we find your mentor! You get to know each other and exchange expectations and goals. If there is suitable team spirit, a so-called tandem is formed. The mentoring relationship always lasts for two semesters. The individual time required for mentoring depends on the goals and content that the mentor and mentee have agreed upon. At least five personal meetings at TU Dortmund University and a joint visit to a lecture, a laboratory or the library are recommended. The tandem partners are in contact with each other via telephone or e-mail. If both parties wish, the relationship can also be shortened or extended. We also offer an exciting social program for all participants of the program.
Application with the registration form is available at any time.
The program is free of charge, the number of places is limited.
Travel (and possibly accommodation) costs must be funded by the participants themselves.
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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 South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dortmund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). 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 North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station (“Dortmund Universität”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station (“Dortmund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop “Dortmund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dortmund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dortmund Universität S”.
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on North Campus. 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 South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.
The AirportExpress 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.
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”.