The Department of Disability and Studies (DoBuS) at TU Dortmund University will be happy to advise and support you in organizing your studies with a disability or chronic illness. Depending on the individual impairment, requirements in the study program and individual life situation, various questions may arise, such as:
- How can I organize my need for barrier-free living space at the place of study and my mobility to the university?
- What support is available in the event of difficulties in courses or examinations due to a disability?
- What are possible individual compensations for disadvantages in studies, exams or theses and how can I apply for these compensations?
- What influence can the personal confrontation with my own impairment have on the design and course of my studies?
- How can I make contact with other students who have experienced impairments in order to exchange information and, if necessary, support each other (peer support)?
- How can I deal with social and personal stressful situations during my studies?
- What are the tasks of a study assistant and how do I use them in my studies according to my needs?
- Which work techniques and technical aids can I use effectively in my studies?
- Who will bear the costs for my disability-related additional study requirements and how do I apply for them?
- How can I organize my disability-related needs for a stay abroad during my studies?
- If my studies have been delayed for health reasons or if I have limitations in my ability to cope with stress due to my disability, how can I plan my (further) individual course of studies?
- How can I successfully return to my studies if my studies have already been interrupted for a longer period of time for health reasons?
In addition to individual counseling, DoBuS offers a variety of impairment- or issue-specific groups sessions for students with impairments.
You are welcome to make a personal counseling appointment with us by phone or e-mail.
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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”.