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Prof. Dr. Roland Fried
Foreign Student Advisor

M.Sc. Sermad Abbas
Office hours: By appointment

Getting Started

The following pages should help to make your start at TU Dortmund easier. First of all, we would like to introduce some of the facilities at the university that will assist you with the organisation of your studies on a day-to-day basis.

  • The Akademisches Auslandsamt (AAA, Office of International Relations)  is mainly there for you regarding all your questions concerning your admission to the university. It is, however, also the first place to go with regards to your other preparations before studying in Dortmund; one particular aspect is the allocation of accommodation.
    The Office of International Relations offers new international students a Starterpaket (Starter Pack). Upon payment of a lump sum, students are collected from the Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (the train station) or airport when they arrive into Germany, and are supported individually whilst they settle into their new city. Central to the package - according to needs and availability- is the allocation of private accommodation.
  • A good way of getting to know and meeting students at  the Statistics faculty is through the Fachschaft Statistik (or Statistics Student Council), who represent the students at the Faculty. There you can find out what activities are organised for students; activities within the scope of studies, as well as free time.
    For some time now, the students council has kept a collection of sample exam papers and (oral) examination protocols of the current professors in Dortmund, which are available to all the students in the faculty. This collection can be requested online or by email.

  • The Studentenwerk (student union) is, amongst other things, responsible for accommodation and the Mensa, the university canteen. The opening times and the current menu can both be found on the webpages of the Studentenwerk. 

  • The University Main Library is on North Campus, but you can find an extensive range of technical literature in the Mathematics & Statistics library on the third floor of the Mathematics building. All necessary information on registering can be found here.

    You can also take out all sorts of books out on loan from the Stadt- und Landesbibliothek (the city and regional library), which is opposite the Hauptbahnhof (the main station) in Dortmund town centre.

  • Numerous photocopying machines are located throughout the university; you can pay either with coins, or with a pre-paid copy card. You can get a copy card in the foyer of the Physics building on North Campus. There is also the opportunity to photocopy in several copy shops on campus.

  • In order to register for your exams within the Statistics Faculty or your minor subject, you must apply at the Examination Office of the Statistics Faculty.

    Furthermore, the Examination Office is responsible for the admission for the Masters students of Statistics courses and Data Sciences. Should you want to study a Statistic programme (B.Sc., M.Sc., Diplom), Data Analysis and Data Management (B.Sc.) or Datenwissenschaft (M.Sc.). , it is also worth knowing that the Examination Office is responsible for the recognition of study achievements which have been achieved at other universities. 

  • For the authorising of credentials, you should visit the Bürgerbüro (citizen office) of the city or the ASTA (General Committee of Students, the representation of all the students at the university).