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  • Locations: Dortmund, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Lehigh applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Bioengineering, Business, Chemical Engineering, Economics, Engineering, German, History, Literature, Mathematics/Statistics Experience / Activity Type: Classes, Research
Credit type: Apply for transfer credit Minimum GPA: 2.0
Class Eligibility: First Year, Junior, Sophomore Housing Option: Dorm/Student Residence
Number of Credits: 6 Host: Exchange Partner Program
LU Study Abroad Advisor: Brian Wasserman AACSB accredited: No
Exchange: Yes Global Engineering Consortium: No
Program Description:

Dortmund University is one of Lehigh University's exchange partners.  Students participating on this program will receive a $1000 scholarship from Lehigh.

About the International Summer Program

The International Summer Program (ISP) at TU Dortmund University is designed to offer excellent students innovative, hands-on study opportunities in a wonderful study abroad environment. TU Dortmund University is part of the Ruhr Academic Triangle, in the heart of one of Europe's most important metropolitan areas.  The ISP consists of two different tracks that you can choose classes from: Engineering and German and European Studies. In addition to or instead of the track-specific courses, you can also undertake a research project. All courses are in English, and you are encouraged to use this opportunity to acquire basic German language skills or to brush up your German competence in the mandatory German language course.

Course Offerings 

Track A: Engineering
Designed mainly for students in their third or fourth year.  

Track B: German and European Studies
Designed for students interested in German Language.

For more information, view the ISP Course Catalogue on the ISP website.

Important Dates for 2018

Application Deadline: February 15th

Program Dates: June 2 - August 10


This list of estimated costs is not exhaustive.  All costs listed below are estimates obtained from the host institution website. As costs are subject to change by the host institution, please refer to the host institution website for up to date cost estimates.

Lehigh 2018 Summer Tuition - TBD (Lehigh 2017 Summer Tuition Rate = $735/credit)
*Students accepted to this program will receive a $1000 exchange scholarship

Lehigh ISOS Insurance: $50 - $100 
This amount is billed to your Bursar account.

TU Dortmund Service Package - 1650 Euro + 200 Euro Room Deposit
Includes accommodation, health insurance, public transportation ticket, cultural program and excursions, pickup service from Dortmund's airport or central train station

Other Costs
Meals and Incidentals - estimated at 250 Euro/month by TU Dortmund
Pre-departure Immunizations
Personal Travel and Expenses

Scholarships and Grants

Dortmund University is one of Lehigh University's exchange partners.  Students participating on this program will receive a $1000 scholarship from Lehigh.

For information regarding available scholarships and grants, visit the short-term funding web page on the Lehigh study abroad web site and book an appointment with your study abroad advisor.

Students are encouraged to review the Finances section of the Lehigh Study Abroad website for information on additional funding opportunities.

Application Process

2018 Application Deadine: February 15th

Lehigh students must be nominated by the Study Abroad Office.  Students can request nomination by sending an email to

Once nominated, students can complete the Dortmund ISP application found on their website.  The application deadline for 2018 is February 15th.

All Lehigh students attending the Dortmund ISP must attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session held in April (dates and locations will be sent via email) and will be enrolled in the Lehigh ISOS insurance plan.