The city of Dortmund established the Martin Schmeisser Foundation to promote international mobility of students and doctoral students of the Technical University of Dortmund. Grants cover research stays and semester stays abroad. Grants of up to €1 500 are available for research stays of two months. For a full semester abroad, a travel and subsistence allowance of a maximum of €1 000 will be granted.
Undergraduate and PhD students whose work requires a research stay abroad may apply. All students of the Technical University of Dortmund may apply for a semester stay abroad. Applicants must have good attendance and examination results to be eligible.