Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

About the university

Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts (German: Fachhochschule Dortmund) is a Fachhochschule in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the Ruhr area, Europe’s fourth-largest urban area. It has three campuses in different parts of Dortmund due to its history as a separate institution. The mechanical and electrical engineering departments are located near the city center on Sonnenstraße. The “Königliche Werkmeisterschule für Maschinenbauer” was founded in 1890. Nonetheless, the basic concept has remained consistent over time: study and teaching focused on practical problem-solving, taught by highly experienced professors, cementing the link between theory and practice.

Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

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Overall Ranking

According to the current statistics,

The University is ranked 2465 of 14160 universities in the World; 985 of 2789 in Europe; 140 of 370 in Germany; 27 of 65 in North-Rhine, Westphalia and 2 of 3 in Dortmund.


Facts and Figures

The University is a Fachhochschule with 12,300 students and 669 employees, 232 of which are professors. The University offers more than 50 Bachelor’s and Master’s study programs.

Course offered at the university

Bachelor’s and Master’s study programs

  • Arts
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Business Administration

 Jobs/ Internships near the university

If you’re looking for a job – such as a “mini-job” (450€), a job as a student assistant, a part-time job while you’re studying, or an internship -You can find a suitable job in the NRW region or elsewhere by using the websites and online portals. Please keep in mind that the majority of them only work in German. The more options you use, the more likely you are to succeed! Advertisements for job openings can also be found in the shops. Keep your eyes peeled for opportunities and don’t be afraid to ask! There are frequently interesting job and internship opportunities in magazines as well.

Check out Career Service’s offer! Career Service can also look over your application materials to improve your chances of being invited to an interview!

Job and Internship Offer by the FH Dortmund, Job and Internship Offers by other Universities, Federal Employment Agency – Branch-specific Job and Internship Portals, Further External Job Portals (Mini Jobs, etc.), Informative Events offered by the International Office are a few of the sources where you can search for your jobs/internships.

House and Accommodation

After being accepted to the university, you have a number of options for where you want to live in Dortmund. Because on-campus housing is limited, international students must plan ahead for their accommodation while studying in Germany. Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts housing is provided by organizations such as studierendenwerk Dortmund, DAAD Student Residence, Students Dorm Bochum, German Student Dorms, and others. Students have a wide range of options for short or long-term stays, in and around the university.

Cost of  living

There are no tuition fees for students at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts. All other expenses, on the other hand, must be covered. Students must pay a semester fee of 299.92 EUR to have access to meals at various cafeterias and free public transportation in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia. In addition, students must have enough cash to cover their monthly expenses.

For a sustainable life in the city, students should set aside approximately 853 EUR per month for health insurance, rent, and the purchase of necessities, among other things- which costs around INR 75,000/month and 1000 USD/month.

CategoryExpensive City [in Euro]Average [in Euro]Small town [in Euro]Comments
Rent 500375200Depending on the location
Semester Fees350200110Per semester
Transportation000The cost of transportation is already included in the semester fees.
Public Insurance110110110Insurance does not depend on cities.
Private Insurance353535you can choose either public or private insurance.
Radio Bill18.3618.3618.36Per month
Mobile20158Mobile bill does not depend on cities. Usually it cost 8-20 euro per month
Groceries220200160Depending on your choice
Miscellaneous200150100Depending on your choice
Total [with Public Insurance]1,4181,068.36706.36Per month
Total [with Private Insurance]1,343993.63631.36Per month

Popular courses offered by the university for international students

  • Department of Architecture, Department of Design: Photography, communication design, Object, and Spatial Design, film and sound
  • Department of Electrical Engineering: Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering with Practical Semester, Energy Economics, Energy Electronics with Practical Semester
  • Department of Computer Science: computer science
  • Medical informatics, Medical Informatics with Practical Semester
  • Business Information Systems, Business Information Systems with Practical Semester

Places to visit near the university

Dortmund is the largest city in the Ruhr Region, Parks and green spaces cover nearly half of the city.  Dortmund is fantastic because there are so many places to visit and so many cultural and recreational opportunities.  Moreover, many creative artists have set up studios in the Neue Kolonie West.

Dortmund has a plethora of pubs, including the nostalgic “Kumpel Erich” in the Kreuz district. Football and potato salad are on the menu, harkening back to the days of coal mining.

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