Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Dortmund

The ERASMUS Student Network (ESN) Dortmund is an initiative of students and former students of the FH and TU Dortmund for exchange students and international students from all over the world. ESN Dortmund wants to support and integrate the exchange students. In addition ESN is also a platform for students from Dortmund who are planning or have already completed an exchange semester and offers them the opportunity to exchange experiences with other exchange students. The inclusion of local students from Dortmund into the ESN programme to facilitate the exchange of experience is therefore another focus of the ESN Group Dortmund. There are weekly meetings.

ESN helps new students to get to know each other and network with each other as well as get to know Germany and German culture at various events in Dortmund. Excursions in the region are being organized for example to  various important and exciting museums (Bergbaumuseum Bochum, Ruhrmuseum Essen) so that you can get to know your new home - the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet). In addition ESN organises pub crawls in Dortmund and neighboring cities, so-called "cometogethers", international BBQs, bicycle tours, football tournaments and many more.

Trips to the more distant cities, e.g. to Berlin, Bonn, Aachen are offered to give students the opportunity to get to know other regions of Germany as well. These trips are usually organised together with other ESN groups to enable good exchange, perfect networking and a round programme.

Further information is available on ESN's website, by email at, ESN Newsletter: or on the Facebook page: