TU Dortmund University is one of the three universities of the German Ruhr Area. The university has approximately 29,000 students and offers a great variety of study subjects. The Institute of English and American Studies has a considerable number of exchange relations, which are funded by ERASMUS, among others. Furthermore, we have exchanges with a number of American, Russian, Australian, and South African universities. Students from our partner universities interested in studying at TU Dortmund University will apply to their local exchange co-ordinators. Students from other universities who wish to study English and American Studies at TU Dortmund University, should contact the International Office for further information and possibilities.
For those who are coming to Dortmund, we provide accommodation in halls of residence, mostly close to the campus. A wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses can be chosen from the teaching programs of
So far, no prior selection of modules has been necessary; exchange students from our partner universities will be accommodated in almost every module. There are also initiatives which help to make our guests welcome, for example the Dortmund Doubles Program and the Erasmus-Initiative.
The Institute of English and American Studies has the following system of awarding ECTS Credit Points which allows students to get credit according to their individual interests:
Being an exchange researcher in fall 2012 at the Institute for English and American Studies was an exceptional experience. The Institute proved to be far more than a quiet and peaceful place to complete my M.A. thesis; it was the perfect space wherein I was immeasurably enriched professionally and personally. The kindness, gentleness, generosity, understanding, open-mindedness, and genuine warmth with which I was first welcomed and shown throughout the semester at the Institute have made my stay unforgettable. I cannot thank all the people at the American Studies section enough for their time, patience, and efforts. As our conversations still echo in my head and will doubtless continue to do so in the future, I hereby wish to express my humblest and deepest gratitude for this amazing opportunity to grow.
Gil-Aleksander Laurent-Martine, NRW scholarship recipient, Haifa University, Israel
In the few months (October 2012 to February 2013) I spent at the Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik it became something like a second home for me. I grew there both intellectually and spiritually through an experience of a lifetime. I will never forget either the kindness of the instructors and the colleagues, or the homely atmosphere of the George-McGovern-Foyer. The truly multicultural, intercontinental classroom environment opened such vistas for me that I would have never imagined before and for which I will always be grateful.
Gergely Sárközi, ERASMUS student, Debrecen University, Hungary