- Your full name (first name and last name)
- Your gender
- Your study program at your home university
- preferred study program at our university
- period of study (winter term, summer term or both)
- whether you are studying for a bachelor's or master's degree
- Your e-mail address
Deadlines for sending the information:
For the winter semester from March 15 to May 1.
For the summer semester from September 15 to November 1
Application is only possible within the following periods:
Winter semester: March 15 to May 15.
Summer semester: September 15 to November 15
After you have provided us with your contact details, you will receive an e-mail with the most important information on applying for a stay abroad at Fachhochschule Dortmund. Use the link in the e-mail to register in the Mobility Online Portal.
Please note that this is an automatically generated e-mail that may be marked as spam. Make sure to check your spam folder.
Use the link in the e-mail from Mobility Online to first complete your personal master data. You will then be taken to the overview of your application history, in which you can check the status of your application at any time and make subsequent changes. Here you will be asked step by step to upload various documents. In order for the application to be accepted, all steps must be completed.
The following documents must be submitted:
- Passport copy
- Proof of language proficiency in the language of instruction at the host university
- certificate of achievement (transcript of records)
- Learning Agreement (see below)
Your documents will then be formally checked by the International Office. No further changes to your application data are possible after the formal check.
The Learning Agreement (LA) is your personal study plan on which you record the courses you have selected and any changes you may make.
Information about the process:
- The Learning Agreement is part of your application documents.
- It is available for download in the Mobility Online Portal.
- For each semester, you enter courses with a maximum total of 30 ECTS on the LA.
- The LA must then be signed first by your home university and you, and then by Dortmund UAS (international representative).
- Within the application deadlines you have to upload the LA with the signatures in the portal.
- This is followed by a review of the documents by the International Office.
- No later than 3 weeks after arrival at the FH Dortmund they will check the feasibility of the courses and make changes if necessary.
- After you have changed your LA, you will again need the signatures of your home university and the international representative of your department at FH Dortmund.
- You have to upload the changed LA independently in the portal with all signatures.
- You will receive all necessary information for your course selection from the international representative of your department (see below).
Please make sure that all of the exams you have selected are offered during your stay. At the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences, exams are offered in two stages. The second part of the examination usually extends into the following semester. This examination period is often outside of your residence time, requires you to re-register at the FH Dortmund by paying the semester fee and overlaps with the restart of your studies at your home university.
Attention: A learning agreement does not replace the registration for the exam via the study portal. You will receive the access data after enrollment. Each department has its own deadlines for registering and de-registering for exams. If you fail to register for an exam, you will not be able to take the exam. You can obtain information about the study portal from your departemental coordinator or your study office.
Room search for freemovers
We support our students in their independent search for a room via the following website. It is not possible to reserve a room by the Studierendenwerk Dortmund.
Living in Dortmund
Application of Non-EU citizens
Non EU citizens from the following countries: Switzerland, Andorra, Australia, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino or the United States of America may enter Germany without a visa, but have to apply for a residence permit at the International Citizen Services (Bürgerdienste International) in Dortmund after entry. To be able to apply for a residence permit students need to have proof of financial resources of at least 934 € per month.
Usually this proof is served by opening a blocked account. It can also be provided by a declaration of commitment etc. You will get more information on that issue directly at the German Embassy. Furthermore you need to present .