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Study counseling

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.

Office Hours:

Our open office hours (no appointment necessary, currently by phone only) are held on Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Telephone: (+49) 231 755-6565


Andrea Hellbusch

Dr. Claudia Schmidt

as well as dobustu-dortmundde

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).