We have all noticed that the semester fee for the coming semester has increased significantly.

We as AStA are also not happy with this development. However, we unfortunately have no influence on many items. However, in order to explain to you where your money goes, we will try to transparently explain where the 341,95 € are distributed.

SEMESTERTICKET – 220,02 € (6,96€ more than last semester)
The VRR, our contract partner for the semester ticket, is allowed to raise the fee within a reasonable range based on the contract. This is what they have been doing since the introduction of the ticket, specifically this time by 6,96€.
How it will develop in the coming semesters thanks to the general changes in local transport (keyword 49€ ticket), we can not say yet. Whether something will change in the price or the area of validity is not certain at this point. We want to negotiate the best possible deal for us with the other AStA in NRW when the time comes.

STUDIERENDENWERK – 110 € (17,00€ more than last semester)
The Studierendenwerk is largely financed from three sources: Grants from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, its own funds from income from the mensa, dormitories, etc., and the social contribution that we as students pay through the semester fee. In the past, the social contribution accounted for approximately 20% of the Studiwerk budget. Another 20% came from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, 60% from various revenues. The current situation is that the state of NRW has NOT changed the amount of subsidies for almost 25 years, so the amount is out of date. At the same time, after Corona, the energy crisis and the reduction of offers, the Studierendenwerk does not manage to generate the 60% own funds anymore. Therefore, the Board of Directors of the Studiwerk has decided that we as students will pay higher contributions to compensate. Between winter and summer semester 2022/23 we have an increase of 17€! We as AStA think that instead of increasing the financial pressure on the students, the state of NRW should be taken to task to finance the Studierendenwerke in line with the times! Because we as students have the fewest funds available and can do the least for the precarious situation!

STUDENT SELF ADMINISTRATION – 6,50€ (0,50€ more than last semester)
The student self-administration – that’s us! This part of the semester fee goes into the financing of the StuPa, the AStA, the autonomous units and student working groups. In the AStA, this contribution finances the salaries of the AStA staff, our cultural activities (e.g. parties, sustainability weeks, lectures, etc.), and the counseling services that are available to you free of charge or at very low cost (legal counseling, social counseling, tenant counseling, etc.).
Due to increases in staff salaries and general price increases, our fee has been increased by 50 cents for the next semester. Thus, the fee is still cheaper than a few years ago and significantly cheaper than at other universities in the area. Nevertheless, it is also important for us to make sure that there will be no further increases in the fees in the near future.
By the way: This is also an area in which YOU can become active! Get involved in the StuPa to help decide what we spend this money on and how it is best invested for the entire student body!

The respective student councils also have funds that they can fall back on in order to financially support the offers for their students. You can get actively involved here, too, if you like!

You know this for sure, don’t you? Because as a student of the TU Dortmund you can use the services of the Theater Dortmund for free! Or maybe you’d rather go to the opera? Everything is possible! And how do you get your tickets? Take a look at our website, under Services -> External you will find all the information!

Want to buy a bike? But you don’t have to! Because as a student of the TU you can use the bikes of MetropolRadRuhr (also Nextbike) all over NRW for free! Again, you can find all the information on our website under Services -> External.

HOCHSCHULSPORT – 0,75€ (0,24€ more than last semester)
The offers of the Hochschulsport are also co-financed to a small extent by the student body. Since the previous contribution (0,51€ or one DM) has not been adjusted over twenty years, the student sports, together with the AStA and the StuPa, has made a small adjustment of 24ct. To ensure that the basic financing of the offer can continue to be guaranteed in times of inflation, we find the increase justifiable.
Have you already had a look at the offer?

Our campus radio station, where YOU can get involved and get a taste of journalism, pays its expenses with our help. In return, you can listen to interesting contributions with a campus or student connection. Tune in, online or at 93.0 FM.

Did you know that as a student you can use the city and state library for free? You pay 15 cents every semester and support the preservation of public libraries.

This is the breakdown of the semester fee. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us at, or get in touch via social media!

Emails Offline

Sadly, our Email-Server is down and our admins need time to repair it. The problems is more severe and will not be taken care of before Monday. Until then, we won’t be able to receive or send out emails.

Once everything is back in working order, we’ll let you know.

UPDATE (25th January 2023): Our Email-Server is back online. Depending on the configuration of your sending Mail-Servers your mails have already arrived or you received an error reply. In the latter case just resend it. If you are unsure send your mail again or kindly ask whether it arrived. 🙂


Wednesday, January 18th at 2:30PM, our weekly AStA-Meeting will be held. 

This time the Studierendenwerk will join us!

They are among other things responsible for the Mensa/food offerings on Campus, the student flats and the student loans for all TU and FH students. Until now, we as students had to pay 93€ every semester toward the Studierendenwerk for their services, starting this summer semester, it will be 110€. 

On Wednesday, we want to talk to those responsible about this money and hope that many of you will join us to clarify how and where this money will be used and why it is necessary to raise the bi-annual payment by 17€. 

Come join us!


The TU is about to switch their separate systems of BOSS, LSF etc. into one integrated system. To do that, any TU member will be prohibited from accessing these systems starting November 28th until December 11th. 

Therefore, if you need a prove of study, to book exams or anything similar, do it now!

Here the text from the University on the project: 

In the Campus Management Project, TU Dortmund University’s software products for organizing study and teaching operations are currently being gradually replaced by the new integrated IT system HISinOne. Since June 2021, for example, prospective students with German university entrance qualifications have already been applying via the new system.

The next step involves a transfer of the student management processes for all TU students to HISinOne. To prepare this step, it is necessary to migrate the existing student data records from the current into the new system. During the period of this transition, the current IT systems for student and examination management will not be available for approximately two weeks.

Within this period, teachers and students will not have access to the

BOSS system and to Campusportal. The Student Registration Office and the Central Examinations Office will also not be able to enter data or make changes to existing data. It will therefore not be possible, for example, to process enrolments, leaves of absence, changes of degree programs, re-registrations, or removals from the register of students. Similarly, the Central Examinations Office will not be able to enter examination registrations, coursework or examination results.

We plan to keep the period for this changeover as short as possible.

Currently, we anticipate shutting down the BOSS-system and Campusportal from Nov. 28th to Dec. 11th, 2022. Please take this period into account in your planning.

The contact persons in the Student Registration Office and the Central Examinations Office are available to answer any questions regarding the matter.

Press release: Help for students with energy cost (after)payment

In certain cases, students can receive a subsidy for energy cost payments from the job center.

Students who

1. receive a BAföG benefit and live in the parents’ household or

2. live in the parental household and only receive no BAföG benefits because the Office for Educational Support has determined that they or their parents have too much income or assets, are entitled to unemployment benefit II if they are in need of help.

This need for help can also arise, for example, from back payments for heating costs or increased heating cost deductions (Section 7, paragraph 6 of the Second Book of the Code of Social Law).

Students who

3. no longer live with their parents, or are not entitled to BAföG for reasons other than income/assets can receive a loan to cover the needs for accommodation and heating if there is particular hardship (§ 27 SGB II).

The job centers often decide on a case-by-case basis whether there is a need for help or particular hardship. Here you can find the contact details of the Jobcenter Dortmund:

New opening hours of the bicycle repair shop from Friday 7 October 2022

From 7th october 2022 the opening days of the bicycle repair shop will change!!! Then the repair shop is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. You can always find the latest opening hours here.

1 st April – 31 th October1 st November – 31 th March
Wednesday1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.closed


We, the AStA of TU Dortmund University, condemn the oppressor’s actions against the movement for freedom, rights of women and education in iran. 

We are shocked and furios and condemn every type of violence and suppression against those protesting for their rights. 


Are you affected? Is someone in your circle of friends and family affected? Do you want or need support dealing with the things that are happening in Iran? Contact 

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