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Vacation care

The vacation care at TU Dortmund University is for children of students and employees as well as members of the FH Dortmund University of Applied Sciences.
Children from 6 to approx. 13 years of age are looked after from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 04.00 pm. You can see the exact dates and the link to the registration below.

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Vacation care takes place for a total of seven weeks a year: In the two Easter and fall vacation weeks as well as in the first three weeks of the summer vacation, children are usually cared for on the South Campus of the TU Dortmund University.

The parents' fee for all vacation weeks is 30 euros per child and week for students' children and 40 euros per child and week for employees' children.

Further information on care in accordance with the CoronaSchutzVO and the no-covid strategy of the TU Dortmund University:

All participants, including caregivers, are required to provide negative test evidence on the first day of each week.  Additional daily testing is encouraged but not required.  Wearing a medical mask is recommended indoors. Use of the outdoor area is permitted without a medical mask. It is requested that you observe and comply with AHA regulations.

You will receive further information with the confirmation email from Kita|Concept shortly before the start of the vacationcare.


Important to know

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TU Dortmund University is obligated to report an amount of approximately 580 euros to the State Office for Salaries and Benefits for both weeks of vacation care for your child. This amount will be noted on your pay slip (imputed income) and added to your gross salary and taxed.

For example, booking two weeks of autmn vacation would increase your gross taxable wage by 580 euros per year. The amount of the first week, will be less, as we can only offer 4 days of childcare insteadt of five days.

Depending on the number of bookings, the amount may be less.

Please note: The actual costs you incur for child vacation care per week/child will only show up in your payroll. The higher wage tax and social insurance will be deducted from the net wage in a later month after individual recalculation in the corresponding amount. With the annual tax equalization (as part of the income tax return), you may get back a portion of the tax withheld due to imputed income; your individual tax circumstances are decisive here. Please consult a tax advisor for detailed information.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ute Zimmermann E-Mail

We recommend that all persons participating, including caregivers, test themselves regularly to protect themselves and others. Please use the public testing stations in the area for this purpose. Testing is no longer mandatory. Wearing a medical mask is also recommended indoors. Use of the outdoor area is permitted without a medical mask. It is requested that you observe and comply with AHA regulations.

You will receive further information with the confirmation email for participation from Kita|Concept shortly before the start of the vacations.



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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Cam­pus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Cam­pus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Cam­pus to South Cam­pus by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Cam­pus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.


TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bo­chum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.


The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.


The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Cam­pus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Cam­pus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Cam­pus and offers a direct connection to South Cam­pus every five minutes.


The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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