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FAQ

For details on the SPRING 2nd year destinations please see here.

No, a recognised English proficiency test is a minimum requirement for enrolment. For details please see here.

No, the second year is not offered in Germany. You can only choose between one of our partner universities in Ghana, Tanzania, The Philipines, Brazil and Chile.

No, SPRING is a Master´s degree programme. Please contact the examination office (pa.rptu-dortmundde) for PhD application and further in­for­mation

The TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity itself does not offer scholarships.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia provide a limited number of scholarships for the SPRING Programme.

For details please check our Costs & Funding page, where you can also find a list of other potential donor organisations.

Prior to the arrival, all participants of the programme are well informed about how to be prepared for a one-year stay in Germany. This includes in­for­mation about accommodation, transportation, and suggestions about what to bring to Germany (e.g. clothing, money, academic literature).

A detailed explanation on how to reach Dort­mund main rail station from Frankfurt and Düsseldorf International Airports is provided, together with the names and telephone numbers of the contact persons and a map of the meeting point in the main station.

During the German lan­guage course in the first year of the SPRING Programme in­for­mation about German history, geography, culture and everyday living aspects is provided in the context of tutorial courses, socio-cultural activities and excursions.

For more in­for­mation, click here.

Generally, the probability to get admission is rather low if you neither have a spatial plan­ning related academic degree nor spatial plan­ning related work experience. However, the admission committee assesses applications based on individual professional qualifications and experience as well as on particular and relevant statements made in the application documents. Therefore, please study the SPRING profile carefully and evaluate if it fits properly with your career objectives, before applying.

No, please only submit complete applications. Applications not accompanied by the required documents will not be considered.

The entire two-year SPRING programme is also offered at our partner uni­ver­si­ty KNUST in Ghana. If it is more convenient for you to conduct your studies in Ghana this can be a suitable option for you.

In that case you should register for the test, submit your application documents without the English certificate and give us notice about the date you are taking the test. In case you will be admitted to the programme, this admission will only be valid upon submission of the English certificate. However, this should be done only as exception. Due to the high number of applications the selection committee might give preference to an equally qualified candidate with a proof of English proficiency.

Please download the admission forms for the SPRING application and DAAD applicatio, which can be found here.

For details on the admission requirements please see here.

For details on the courses please find more in­for­mation in our Course Directory and the Module Handbook.

The SPRING Master Programme was re-accredited in 2012, the accreditation certificate can be downloaded here.

In all universities of the programme, SPRING organises accommodation in student hostels for all participants who have formally expressed their will to stay in these facilities. This is organised well in advance in order to provide students with an affordable place to stay the very moment they arrive in Dort­mund, Kumasi, Dar es Salaam, Manila and Valdivia.