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The Program

The Technical University of Dortmund is located a short distance from the city center of the Westphalian metropolis of Dortmund. The University of Dortmund was founded in 1962 and currently has a student population of 25,000 students and 2,000 faculty. The university offers a wide range of courses in many academic areas and is a regional leader of scientific research. While studying at Dortmund students will take classes along side of German students in German. Students are also offered an additional intensive German language course at no cost.

In addition, the Technical University of Dortmund is a member of the ConRuhr consortium which also includes the University of Duisburg-Essen and the University of Bochum. John Carroll University students have the possibility of taking courses at all three universities, which are all within easy commuting distance via the S-Bahn (local trains).

Financial Aid

Students are able to apply all financial aid, with the exception of work study, to the program. Please consult the Office of Financial Aid for further details. For further outside funding, please consult the DAAD website (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) and our Scholarships and Funding page.

More information regarding the total cost of attendance can be found here.

Program Costs 

Directly Billed by JCU

  • Tuition: JCU Tuition including Federal, State, and JCU aid
  • Administrative Fee: $1,000

Estimated Indirect Costs (not billed by JCU)

  • Books & Supplies: $450
  • Personal Expenses: $6,000
  • Transportation: $1,700
  • Room: $1,500
  • Board: $1,200
  • Insurance: $250
  • Total indirect costs: $11,100

Note: Students will be invoiced from the Technical University of Dortmund for housing costs, German health insurance, rent deposit, and semester student fees.

The Technical University of Dortmund is self catering, i.e. students are responsible for their meals.

For further information, please contact the Center for Global Education.The deadline for applications to study abroad for Spring Semester is September 1.

Further Information

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