Fachhochschule Dortmund University of Applied Sciences & Arts Germany

About Fachhochschule Dortmund University of Applied Sciences & Arts

The Department of Business Studies of the Fachhochschule Dortmund (also known DUASA) was founded in 1971. The campus facilities include libraries, restaurants, computer labs, cafeterias, banks, student housing, bookstores, and more. Students attending DUASA have access to all the above facilities as well as to student organizations and sports groups. Unlike many European city universities, DUASA has an actual campus with spacious green among its buildings. An overhead monorail system provides convenient transportation to the heart of campus, and Dortmund lies only 2 hours away from historic & elegant Cologne.



Dortmund, Germany

Like almost no other German city, Dortmund has seen enormous change in recent years. The former “steel city” developed into a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis, acquiring renown all across Europe as an innovative location for technological development. Located in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dortmund city is small enough to feel safe and secure, and large enough to provide a variety of entertainment for students: from the Borussia Dortmund football club to the vibrant and musical entertainment zones with programs sure to captivate all senses. Dortmund city is also known as the “Green Metropolis” of the state. Nearly half of the city is covered with waterways and green parks.


Undergraduate Program

Program Information


Application Material

Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 1



Submit the following materials directly to Kate Mattingly Learch (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained


Other Information



The DUASA student union’s (“Studentenwerk”) 15 student housing facilities can accommodate up to 2,671 students in apartments or single rooms. These accommodations are not only low rent, but also facilitate a broad range of social contacts and leisure time activities—all of which make studying easier while giving students a rich social experience. All student housing facilities are located close to campus. A number of houses are equipped with handicapped accessible rooms and apartments.

Academic Calendar

The fall (or "winter") semester runs from early September to late February. The spring (or "summer") semester runs from early March to August. Courses in English are only offered during the spring semester. View DUASA's winter 2013 academic calendar [pdf].

German Language Courses

German language courses are offered upon request during the fall and spring semesters.

Visa & Health Insurance Information

Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300).

Additional Information



Ms. Frauke Albrecht
Fachhochschule Dortmund | Dortmund University of Applied Sciences
Department of Business Studies