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Study Entry Counseling

In preparation for studying with an impairment or chronic illness, a variety of questions, individual needs or even impediments can arise.

The range of possible forms of impairment includes:

  • mobility and movement impairments

  • Visual impairment/blindness

  • Hearing impairment/deafness

  • Speech impairments (e.g. stuttering)

  • Psychological disorders/illnesses (e.g. depression, eating disorders)

  • Chronic physical diseases (e.g. diabetes, multiple sclerosis, intestinal diseases)

  • specific developmental disorders of scholastic skills (e.g. AD(H)S, dyslexia, dyscalculia)

  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactive Disorders (AD(H)D)

  • Other prolonged impairments or serious illnesses (e.g., cancer)

You are interested in studying at TU Dortmund University and have a disability or chronic illness? Consult DoBuS, the area of disability and studies, for advice and support on entering university with a disability. There are various questions that may occur in relation to individual impairments, requirements within the degree program, and individual life situations, e.g.:

  • What could be relevant disability-related factors for my study program decision?

  • What are the conditions for an application for compensation of disadvantages or a special case application that can help me with my application for a place at university? How does the application process work?

  • What are available personalized disadvantage compensations during my studies and exams, and how can I apply for them?

  • How do I organize my need for accessible housing at my place of study or my commute to the university?

  • Which assistive technologies can help me and how do I use them in my studies?

  • How can I finance the additional need for assistive technology or study assistance resulting from my disability?

  • How can I get in touch with other students with impairment experiences to share and, if necessary, support each other (peer support)?

  • How can I get access to literature for my studies if I need a special conversion, for example into digital formats, large print or Braille?


Please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail to make an appointment for a personal consultation.


Office Hours:

Our office hours are on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (no appointment necessary, currently only by phone).

Telephone: (+49) 231 755-6565


Andrea Hellbusch

Dr. Claudia Schmidt

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).