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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.

We offer

  • 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.

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”.

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).